In recent years, organizations have invested heavily in building coaching cultures including coaching skills training for managers. However, a rapidly growing body of research highlights the greater value of coachability for organizational effectiveness.
For example, highly coachable leaders have been found to foster greater levels of employee engagement and retention. Across employees (i.e., leaders and individual contributors), research shows highly coachable individuals achieve significantly higher levels of performance, agility, and promotability. In fact, one study indicated coachability matters more than the coaching skills of the manager for learning, performance, and agility. As such, the impact of focusing on coaching without coachability may prove costly. Investing in workforce coachability can be a catalyst to complement organizational improvement initiatives, such as coaching practices, leadership bench-building, DEI training, and workforce upskilling.
This session will provide insights and applicable ideas centered around coachability.
SPECIAL: PACT members and guests who attend this session will get a FREE copy of Kevin Wilde’s book, “Coachability: The Leadership Superpower,” sent to them by PACT!
Kevin serves as an Executive Leadership Fellow at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. He teaches applied leadership in several graduate courses. His current research topics include leadership coachability, executive derailment, and contemporary talent development. In 2015, he concluded a 34-year corporate career in leadership and talent development at General Electric and General Mills.
During his time at General Mills, the organization was consistently recognized for its innovative development work, highlighted by Fortune’s #2 ranking as one of the best companies in the world at leadership development, #1 listing by Leadership Excellence magazine, #1 Global Learning Elite ranking, and Training Magazine’s “Hall of Fame” designation as a top company for employee development. In 2007, Chief Learning Officer magazine selected Kevin as CLO of the year.
Kevin continues to be an active contributor to the leadership and talent development profession with business advising and writing. His advisory work includes the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp), Study.com, and GP Strategies/Learning Technologies Group. In 2011, his first book, Dancing with the Talent Stars: 25 Moves that Matter Now, was published by Human Capital Media.
In 2015, Kevin served as editor of A CLO Leadership Reader: Chief Learning Officer Magazine’s Best for Today’s Learning Leader. His writing for Talent Management magazine received a national award for editorial excellence from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. His work has also been published in over a dozen books, including Coaching For Leadership, the Pfeiffer Annual on Leadership Development, and Forward Focused Learning.
While actively researching, writing, and teaching, he first and foremost considers himself a student of the game of leadership and believes there is always something new to learn.
In 2022, Kevin authored Coachability: The New Leadership Superpower.