Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Is Your Executive Coach a Help or Hindrance?

Many executive coaches are overpaid and underperform. Unfortunately, many of the best known and highly compensated executive coaches waste a great deal of time, energy, and client resources. While they may provide ample opportunities for leaders to confidentially explore issues and observations, discuss goals, and brainstorm, often these services do not get to the root cause of performance behaviors and inherent capabilities. Without getting to the crux of these behaviors, the coaching dialogue often does little in the way of producing tangible results. Often, coaching session dialogue includes traditional information exchanges and stays within what feels most comfortable. While the executive goes through the motions, little or slow progress is made towards accurately identifying matters of real consequence.

What are your thoughts and experiences?