Executive Coaching Is Not One Size Fits All

Pick the Right Coach for the Win

In today’s work­place, one size fits all is rarely use­ful when it comes to lead­er­ship devel­op­ment. Our work­force is a mix of mil­len­ni­als and vet­er­ans who both could ben­e­fit from exec­u­tive coach­ing. So, what is more ben­e­fi­cial: Invest­ing in your mil­len­ni­al who shows ear­ly signs of being a strong leader in the future or empow­er­ing your sea­soned vet­er­an who seems ready for a lead­er­ship oppor­tu­ni­ty? Both can be a worth­while invest­ment with the right exec­u­tive coach. A well-trained coach is one who under­stands that mil­len­ni­als want to accel­er­ate quick­ly and need direct feed­back to move for­ward, and vet­er­ans are eager to be intro­spec­tive in order to grow. 

Read HBR’s Younger and Old­er Exec­u­tives Need Dif­fer­ent Things From Coach­ing to make sure you know what to look for in a coach.