Taking a coach approach in your conversations and relationships can be a powerful leadership tool to inspire and influence growth. Coaching can serve an important role in supporting and helping your colleagues and team members gain a wider or better perspective on their situation. It is not about fixing or giving advice. It involves listening deeply, asking powerful questions to gain a deeper understanding and consider different perspectives, staying curious and suspending judgement, and helping to provide both accountability and support. This page provides resources to help build leaders and leadership through coaching.
How do we improve in the face of complexity? Atul Gawande has studied this question with a surgeon's precision. He shares what he's found to be the key: having a good coach to provide a more accurate picture of our reality, to instill positive habits of thinking, and to break our actions down and then help us build them back up again. "It's not how good you are now; it's how good you're going to be that really matters," Gawande says.
The Library of Professional Coaching (LPC) provides online access to a carefully selected set of resources associated with the field and discipline of professional coaching, including a growing collection of articles, research briefs, and white papers. It's an easily searchable database of trusted, high-caliber, peer-reviewed content.