Coaching for Leaders: FastTrack A master class for veteran leaders
"Undoubtedly, the most valuable experience that any company ever invested in." A coaching leader in Boise "The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled." Plutarch "This program has reconnected me to my mission with both my team and my customers."A coaching leader at Microsoft "Management is about coping with complexity. Leadership is about coping with change." Jon Kotter "I'm beginning to recognize the signal through the noise." A coaching leader at Microsoft “Coaching is the pro-biotic in the belly of the beast." Jennifer Winick "This is the first ever training where I wish we'd gone longer than ten months! More please." A member of CFL 5
"A Coaching Culture"
You've probably heard that phrase, and that aspiration, a lot lately. We've noticed through recent years that when companies foster coaching cultures they attend to three key ingredients:
They use external coaches strategically,
Their C-Suite leaders are enthusiastic sponsors, and
They give time and resources to the education and development of internal coaching leaders.
The pages in the CFL Playbook referenced in this four-ish minutes: The Wheel, p.35-36 Key Skills, Parts 1 and 2, p. 50-55 The Play Card, p.13
The pages in the CFL Playbook referenced in this four-ish minutes: Key Skills, Parts 3-5, p.55-60 Next Steps Presentations/Your One Coach's Story, p.94-99
Far more than a brief "tips, techniques and tools" workshop, Coaching for Leaders (CFL) is a master class that will change how you think. It is designed to transform the leadership of veteran executives on the inside of great companies, developing them to both "do the craft and be the coach" as internal coaching leaders.
Patty had a question for some CFL graduates: "Do you think Microsoft will make more money, have more fun, and do more good because you guys have invested this time in becoming coaching leaders?"
(They all spoke at once) "We'll listen better and take better risks.” “We'll ask better questions and be more innovative.” “We'll course correct faster.” “We'll argue about the right things, but more kindly.” “We'll probably stay around longer." (Then someone dropped a mic.)