CHOOSING THE RIGHT INTERNAL COACHES
Q:We plan to build a team of internal coaches within our managerial team to speed up the growth of the younger executives instead of leaving their development to their line managers. We are worried that if we do an “open invitation” to get those interested to respond, this may end up with the wrong ones applying for it. I am, therefore, thinking of scouting around for the right ones and extending an “exclusive invitation” to them. What do you think of this method, and what should be the criteria to get good internal coaches? - Coach Champion
A:This indeed is a big step forward for your organisation in believing that coaching can be powerful in developing your people. It is a good idea to make the selection of internal coaches an exclusive affair as it would attract quality ones to join. However, you need to be mindful that wanting to be one is not enough, as being capable of playing this role is equally crucial.
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