Coaching corridors of opportunity

RESEARCH ‘Coachable moments’ play an important part in coaching cultures, yet research in Australia shows that managers consider informal settings too much of a risk Australian managers are failing to take advantage of informal ‘coachable moments’ with their staff, citing time constraints, concerns about insufficient skills and relationship issues, preferring instead to conduct ‘less risky’ formal coaching with employees in a structured setting. Christina Turner of Queensland University of Technology and Grace McCarthy of Sydney Business School, University of Wollongong, interviewed 10 managers from a regional university in Australia, from 24 who had attended coaching awareness training in the preceding […]

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