Skill Development Coaching

Many companies are identifying their high potential employees and future leaders to receive coaching from either an internal or external coach.  The focus of these coaching relationships is developing the skills of these employees and future leaders.

With a multitude of resources available on the topic, there are varied lists of key leadership skills.  For the coach and their client, part of the process is exploring which leadership skills make sense for the coaching client and their career.  What are some of the leadership skills?

  • Communication
  • Listening
  • People
  • Conflict Management
  • Negotiation
  • Decision Making
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Relationship Intelligence
  • Social Intelligence
  • Teamwork
  • Team building
  • Motivation
  • Integrity
  • Influence
  • Conviction
  • Character
  • Core Values
  • Humility
  • Empathy

When a coach is engaged for the purpose of skill development, often there is a 360 assessment or an inventory of strengths and weaknesses.  Together the coach and the coaching client choose skills to focus on and develop a strategy for learning the skills.

What is the process for the coaching client to actually develop the skills?  Strategies might include training, research, application assignments, observation, discussion, and awareness tools.

What strategies do you find useful?

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