Coaching Leadership

The coaching leaders are the one who takes their group members by the hand and help them climb the stairs to success by illuminating the path by the torch of their guidance.

Coaching leader give on ONE-ON-ONE class to the members and help each and every individual of the group to develop and prosper and create excellence.

Coaching is central to improving the performance of entire teams.

“The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.”Thomas Huxley


Attributes of Coaching Leader

  • Communicative
  • Responsible yet helping
  • Understanding and comprehensive
  • Inclusive
  • Emotional and psychological guide
  • Motivational
  • Inspiring


Pros and Cons


The coach finds the gem out of a person.

Like even diamond needs purification and polishing, the coaching leader hunts and hones the hidden potentials.

This style of leadership provides a healthy platform to individuals to flourish and blossom.

The coaching leader motivates and inspires the low-moraled members and helps them to get out of retarded situations.


A time consuming process

Coaching means developing qualities, but when the employees do not feel motivated, they will not invest any effort in self-development.

Situations in which Coaching Leadership style is required:

Coaching leaders are very effective in settings where performance or results need improvement.  They help others to advance their skills; they build bench strength, and provide a lot of guidance.  The coaching leadership style is most effective when followers are more responsible, experienced, and agreeable.

The coaching leader directs and guides; including providing encouragement and inspiration to help motivate the followers. They create a positive workplace environment; followers know exactly what’s expected of them, and they understand the overall strategy of the company.

Successful Coaching Leaders

That’s CK Prahalad or CK for short.

He was a professor at Ross School of business. Many of you might have heard of two of his seminal works – Fortune at the bottom of the pyramid and the core competence theory. Leaving aside his genius as a thought leader, CK was a leader in action as well.

Author: Ariba Riaz

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