The new buzzword. Coaching Climate / Coaching Culture. What is it?
The following are some of the characteristics one would find in an organization where a coaching climate is prevalant:
*** The interactions and conversations between executives at all levels are very different from the those companies without such an environment
*** The emphasis is on learning, development and growth
*** Instead of being reluctant to admit to something that did not go well, the exeutives are willing to “tell on themselves” suggest solutions, and share what they’ve learned.
*** Rather than people having the feeling of trying to defend their positions or laying the blame on others, executives take responsibility for their actions and seek to learn from others
*** The executives no longer shirk from challenging projects, instead they operate from a feeling of empowerment to step up, knowing that others will help them be successful.
*** Feedback is the backbone of such a culture, executives know just the right way to give it and more importantly they recieve it in a mature, responsible manner.
Does your company have a Coaching Climate? A climate which shouts “We” instead of “Me”!!
(This post contains excerpts from : Coaching in organizations authored by Madeline Homan and Linda J. Miller)