One reason that executive coaching has become popular is that it addresses and remedies the failures of traditional executive development, according to executive coaching expert Alan Weinstein.
Weinstein, a Vistage International chair and professor emeritus of the Whele School of Business at Canisius College in Buffalo, provides a roadmap to improve executive coaching in his new book, “Executive Coaching and the Process of Change: A Practitioner’s Guide.”
According to Weinstein, there are three challenges an executive coach must help a coaching client overcome:
1) Control. While it is true that success can be realized through control, it can also be inhibited by control. “This is a fertile area for remediation by executive coaching,” Weinstein notes.
2) Delegation. Effective delegation frees executives to explore strategic initiatives without being saddled with the activities that are performed by associates.
3) Communication. The executive’s communication style needs to be addressed both for its content and context. The major content issues relate to creating gaps and tension through information acquired from assessments and coaching sessions and then asking probing questions that help the coach to create enough tension to motivate the executive coaches to action that will reduce the tension.
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