A leader’s premier task – we would even say his primal task – is emotional leadership. A leader needs to make sure that not only is he regularly in an optimistic, authentic, high energy mood, but also that, through his chosen actions, his followers feel and act that way, too. Dan Goleman, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee in “Primal Leadership: The Hidden Driver of Great Performance”, HBR 2001
Why Me?. Great read by Bob Marshall about what we (consultants, coaches, …) actually try to do at organisations. Very recognisable.
The true value of coaching, however, is to build the capability of the existing team. Rather than making choices for the team, the coach provides guidance about the choices available, perhaps making recommendations, and encouraging them to consider the options and choose their actions. The coach teaches the team about techniques or tools that increase their available choices. The coach offers observations about the team’s activities, and helps the team make it’s own observations and […]