The Leader as Inspiring Coach: Applied Appreciative Inquiry
posted on Monday 14 Aug, 2006.
Last Friday I delivered the last of three sessions for this course at the University of Western Australia Extension.
Although it’s the first time this course has been delivered, there were ten participants from a range of organisations. The Appreciative Coaching Approach was new to some, yet they all embraced it and in so doing expanded their skill set as leaders.
Integral to the course was the understanding that we alone are responsible for our actions – the core of social responsibility.
This course had been a long time in the making, so it was rewarding to have it so enthusiastically accepted by the people who took part. To respectfully inspire leaders to inspire is not an easy road, but I left that last session knowing that I would run this course again, and grateful for the improvements that each participant had kindly suggested.