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Implementing a “coaching culture” can improve your business and work environment, explains Douglas Riddle, a senior fellow at the Center for Creative Leadership. He explores the forms coaching can take and lists practical steps for managers who seek to engender an atmosphere of “truth and courage” in which individuals help one another grow. getAbstract recommends this white paper primarily to small-business owners and managers who would like to lay the foundation for constructive coaching relationships.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why a “coaching culture” can improve corporate performance,
  • What a coaching culture looks like and
  • How to foster a coaching culture at your company.

About the Author

Douglas Riddle is a senior fellow and executive portfolio adviser at the Center for Creative Leadership.



A “coaching culture” encourages straightforward communication that is respectful. It requires leaders who are able to inspire personal growth and corporate change. An atmosphere that is conducive to coaching inspires people to explore and to reflect. Difficult conversations can and will trigger change...

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