7 Traits Of Leaders With A Coaching Style

There are many different styles that a leader can adopt and one size rarely fits all. So what are the key traits of leaders who adopt a coaching style?

  1. They are great listeners.
  2. They help others to solve their own problems.
  3. They use questions to deepen understanding.
  4. They don’t fix everything personally.
  5. They encourage balanced risk taking.
  6. They are supportive.
  7. They empower.

I wonder what other traits you would add. Why not leave a comment with your ideas?

Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to achieve success and realize their professional potential through being highly effective leaders and managers. For more information and to sign up for his free audio e-course click here

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 6,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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Louise says 15 March 2010

#4 was a tough one for me to learn.

I would say they hold people accountable, in a fair way.

Of course that should be true of all good leaders.

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Jen says 16 July 2010

Same as Louise, no 4 was the hardest for me too. Actually, it still is. 🙂

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