What an Executive Coach Can Do for You

That is a question I had to answer rather often. Here is a useful framework for thinking about the role of coaching, from Harvard Management Update descibed in their newsletter HBS Working Knowledge.

So, should you have a coach? And which managers in your sphere of responsibility might benefit from working with an outsider to help sharpen skills and overcome hurdles to better performance?

The right approach to answering these questions still varies a great deal depending on whom you ask, but input from several dozen coaches, and executives who have undergone coaching, does provide a useful framework for how to think about the role of coaching.

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