A coaching approach to leadership is that effective leadership is a learning conversation
To be more precise, leadership is knowing which conversation to have at which time to create mutual learning.
To be able to do this two things are required.
- Relationship. Effective, learning conversations happen in relationship. In trust. Listening, questioning, observing (to yourself and others).
- Capability. Being fluent in leadership conversations means being multilingual - capable of having mentoring, directing, coaching, counselling conversations along with the awareness of which ‘language’ to speak to whom, and when.
Each person, each group, each team, is a new culture. Your ability to have effective leadership conversations, that is conversations resulting in everyone learning, is based on your ability to engage and adapt your conversation to the language of your partnerships.
This is the difference that occurs in IECL spaces, we don’t hold presentations, we host conversations. And we teach your leaders to do the same.