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Managerial coaching: challenges, opportunities and training

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Abstract


  • Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide insights into the growing practice of managerial

    coaching. Much of the coaching literature is set in the context of an external coach coming into an

    organisation. However managers are increasingly being expected to coach their employees, a change

    in role which can create tensions.

    Design/methodology/approach – This paper examines the literature on coaching managers. The

    paper also discusses practical implications for coach training.

    Findings – This paper identifies key differences in the issues faced by coaching managers and by

    internal/external coaches and recognises the importance of adequate training of managers in coaching

    skills as an important issue for organizations to tackle. Furthermore, the development of a supportive

    coaching culture should not be underestimated in facilitating managers to apply their coaching skills

    on a daily basis.

    Originality/value – The paper gives an overview of the challenges of the coaching managers,

    identifies areas for development/consideration of coaching training programs and offers practical

    suggestions for supporting managers in applying their coaching skills.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • McCarthy, G. & Milner, J. (2013). Managerial coaching: challenges, opportunities and training. Journal of Management Development, 32 (7), 768-779.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84879700714

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1397&context=gsbpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/gsbpapers/390

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 768

End Page


  • 779

Volume


  • 32

Issue


  • 7

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide insights into the growing practice of managerial

    coaching. Much of the coaching literature is set in the context of an external coach coming into an

    organisation. However managers are increasingly being expected to coach their employees, a change

    in role which can create tensions.

    Design/methodology/approach – This paper examines the literature on coaching managers. The

    paper also discusses practical implications for coach training.

    Findings – This paper identifies key differences in the issues faced by coaching managers and by

    internal/external coaches and recognises the importance of adequate training of managers in coaching

    skills as an important issue for organizations to tackle. Furthermore, the development of a supportive

    coaching culture should not be underestimated in facilitating managers to apply their coaching skills

    on a daily basis.

    Originality/value – The paper gives an overview of the challenges of the coaching managers,

    identifies areas for development/consideration of coaching training programs and offers practical

    suggestions for supporting managers in applying their coaching skills.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • McCarthy, G. & Milner, J. (2013). Managerial coaching: challenges, opportunities and training. Journal of Management Development, 32 (7), 768-779.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84879700714

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1397&context=gsbpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/gsbpapers/390

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 768

End Page


  • 779

Volume


  • 32

Issue


  • 7

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom