I came across this refreshing Sunday Times article that explores the value of business coaching and in particular the role the coach can play as someone to challenge senior executives.
“People at this level rarely get honest feedback from those around them…”
@blakeyjs which is consistent with
“Leaders don’t get told the truth by those around them. They…are even less likely to get told the truth by those they manage.”
@jennyrogers10 from the excellent Coaching Skills handbook.
A coach who is outside of the establishment’s line management is in the position to truly add value by providing challenging insights that the leaders are unlikely to get otherwise. #challengeisgood I feel the sentiment is as relevant today as when it was written in 2012, in fact it is clear that our politicians today are not being effectively challenged by the people they surround themselves with (typical yes men and women) and could benefit from coaches who are not part of the political establishment.