Inside the Trends
Let’s explore each of these top 10 trends.
1. Coaching cascades through organizations
No longer is coaching just a C-suite perk. For much of its 20-year history, coaching in organizations had been reserved for the CEO, COO, CIO, and other chief officers who sit at the pointy part of the
plane. Now coaching is being “democratized.”
More than 40% of respondents to the American Management Association’s Global Coaching Survey reported that coaching is being used at all leadership levels – from managers on up. Demographics explain why. The current exodus of Baby Boomers from the workforce and elevation of Gen Xers into top slots have put the spotlight on developing younger leaders. According to Deloitte’s 2015 report on Global Human Capital Trends, 50% of millennials say that within their first few years on the job, they are managing 3-4 direct reports whom they don’t know how to lead.
This is where need and opportunity converge. Human capital leaders recognize that frontline and mid-level managers need to develop the foundational skills that will help them lead in the future. DDI ranked “coaching and developing others” as the number one way to do that in its 2014/15 Global Leadership Forecast.
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