Coachability: The Leadership Superpower
If you would like to become a more coachable leader (or are cultivating that skill with your clients), we recommend starting with Kevin Wilde’s new book, Coachability: The Leadership Superpower.
Recommended Books and Articles
Throughout our ongoing deep dive into the topic of coachability, these books and articles have stood out for their solid research and practical advice.
- The Power of Feedback by Joseph R. Folkman
- Where’s the Gift? By Nigel J.A. Bristow and Michael-John Bristow
- Thanks for the Feedback by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen
- Anseel, F., Beatty, A.S., Shen, W., Lievens, F., & Sackett, P.R. (2013). “How are we doing after 30 years? A meta-analytic review of the antecedents and outcomes of feedback-seeking behavior.” Journal of Management, 41(1), 318–348.
- Weiss, J., & Merrigan, M. (2021). “Employee coachability: New insights to increase employee adaptability, performance, and promotability in organizations.” International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring, 19(1), 121–136.
- Alvero, A.M., Bucklin, B.R., & Austin, J. (2001). “An objective review of the effectiveness and essential characteristics of performance feedback in organizational settings (1985–1998).” Journal of Organizational Behavior Management, 21(1), 3–29.
We’re still on the hunt for quality research and insightful material, so please pass along any good reads you’ve found!