B Bailey International Journal of Coaching in Organizations 2007
Coaching can take a strategic and more effective position when it is tied to an organization’s talent management strategy. The author of this article illustrates one way to position coaching as a key component tied to the business and to a talent management architecture. Coaching can evolve from being reactive (improving a leader’s performance) to proactive (addressing development and anticipated opportunities) when linked to how an organization systematically develops its leaders. This proactive, more sophisticated, stance can be shown by ”stages” along a coaching continuum. An example of one leader’s development illustrates how organizations can achieve success with this type of practice.