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The Coaching Conundrum Report 2016

Building a coaching culture that drives organizational success

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  1. John J. Meggiolaro says:

    I have read similar results for many years now, and having come from the corporate environment in a previous life, I suspect that little will change over the coming years. My sense of why this notion of “coaching” has not taken hold rests primarily on the fact that a true coach can not effectively apply his or her skills within a community/environment which includes the coach as well. Such a situation creates natural and potentially serious institutional conflicts of interest, challenges the core coaching concepts of objectivity and loyalty and often leads to a relationship mared with confusion and ultimately ineffectiveness. Chances for success would likely increase if what is being passed off as coaching is properly defined as mentoring wherein roles and responsibilities can be better aligned to the individual and the organization.

  2. Laurie Shumake says:

    We’ve used the word Coaching for years in the company’s I have worked for, with minimal/no clear definition and framework behind it. Let’s start by helping employees and managers understand what IT is…

  3. Jeffrey Summers says:

    You reference the 2009 report, can you link to it here?

  4. Noal McDonald says:

    It’s all about the conversation. The engaged, one-on-one connection between people is the cornerstone of teams, employee performance, coaching and/or mentoring. As we remove ourselves from each other, whether by geography or electronic media, we also break the link of conversation and human connection that forms the basis relationships. It is in those relationships that we can learn from each other, be engaged in our work, accelerate our performance and achieve satisfaction for our contributions to our organizations, communities and families. As Mark Twain said, “Let us make a special effort to stop communicating with each other, so we can have some conversation.”

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