What if managers were able to systematically transform everyday business issues into meaningful, developmental coaching opportunities with employees at the same time?
In my experience, most managers sincerely want to be better supporters of their people’s development. They tend to hold back because they feel like amateurs at the job. Lisa Koss is a wonderful guide — knowledgeable, thoughtful, generous, and clear. She has created a treasure-trove of a book that will help you feel significantly more capable in this role. When you finish, you’ll not only want to thank her, you’ll be ready to do so in the best way you can–by paying it forward!
– Robert Kegan, Harvard Professor of Professional Development, and co-author of “An Everyone Culture”
Lisa Koss’ new book, Leading for Learning: How managers can get business results through developmental coaching and inspire deep employee commitment, lays out a proven coaching approach that radically shifts manager-employee conversations away from either-or propositions by providing an entirely different lens: transforming business challenges by connecting them directly to employee motivation to achieve the desired business result while dramatically increasing employee engagement.
This comes none too soon as leaders must rethink the way they lead given the modern realities of organizational life. Among them:
- A rapidly changing workplace and increasing uncertainty that requires a fundamental shift in the leader’s approach, including the distribution of authority and the expectation that employees take responsibility for their own learning
- Pervasive and persistent employee disengagement, characterized by employees who no longer accept the organization’s priorities at the expense of their own, where organizations that continue to dictate terms will find ongoing challenges with costly employee turnover and lack of engagement
During the past decade, the Developmental Coaching Model has been taught across the globe in nine languages and has been enthusiastically embraced by thousands of managers while dissolving the invisible barriers that block individual and organizational development and business success.
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