A new take on "coaching"
Date: July 23, 2018 09:55PM
I have been thinking about this a LOT, and have concluded that for me, and most folks working in executive and organisational development, coaching was a tool.
I saw coaching, delivered by managers, delivered by external coaches as a means of developing leadership and other skills.
I now think that for other people, coaching is an end goal. The medium is the message, if you will.
I say this because of the seemingly endless panoply of rules instituted with regard to the "coaching conversation"...how people talk to each other. And, I say this because of the pressure being brought to bear on coaches to use 'induction' technologies.
As I see it, there seems to be INTENT to replicate LGAT culture in the corporate environment. This may be witting, or un-witting. I would assume, though, that coaches who come out of Landmark and related organizations are so indoctrinated they no longer know what constitutes normal human exchange.
I hardly do, myself.