Management coaching myth No. 4 needs scuttling, coach says


Coaching myth No. 4 is the one that says “coaching will fix everything”. While coaching is a very effective way of supporting people to improve their personal management practises or achieve specific goals, it isn’t a “miracle cure” by itself. A coachee can only do their own work, in their own way, in their own time frame and on things that are in their control. A coachee’s ability to change things that impact upon them yet are outside their control, such as an organisation’s values, culture and ways of doing things, will be limited. Often coachee’s bring to management coaching issues which are symptoms of organisational problems and they generally require investigation as to the core problems themselves. Some organisational problems require a range of specific actions to address them and coaching may be only one of many taken.

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