I remember clearly when I worked at Prudential the conversations I had with senior leaders about coaching — namely, that having a coach was a stigma. Despite the myriad benefits to one’s career, there was a common fear that getting coached would give off the impression that you’re an under-performer.
And sure enough, in her TLNT article, management consultant Amy Drader addresses this and other salient points about coaching. She also delineates differences between coaching and managing — differences that often get lost or confused or convoluted at some companies.
Head over to TLNT to read “Stop Hiring a Coach to Do a Manager’s Job.”