Teaching Leaders Coaching skills?

In the last few years, coaching has moved away from being the exclusive domain of professional coaches.

Now, leaders at all levels are being asked to become more coach-like with their team members and colleagues. And yet, despite its growing popularity, certain misconceptions about coaching are pervasive.

Contrary to the popular view, coaching is not a nice, neat cognitive process involving the exchange of feedback, insights, and action plans. It might better be described as a muddled, awkward expedition full of chaos, experimentation, self-learning, disappointment, and elation.

And coaching is certainly not easy. It requires a considerable investment of time and energy to help another learn and develop.