Leadership Coaching Tip: Leverage for Learning

Russ Volckmann

When coaching leaders from an integral perspective our ability to discern where the client is at is critical. What we need to look for are beliefs, assumptions and mental models held by the leader. Second we need to look at the behaviors that are launched from this internal platform. Next we need to examine the relationships between the individual leader’s models and behaviors in relation to the organizational culture and systems in which they are active. None of this is a surprise. But what may be is that when coaching them, our challenge is to help them clarify these variables based on their own recognition (with coaching support) of how their current perspectives can be leveraged for learning.