Are They Coachable?

Coachable business people in meeting

“Is she coachable?” It’s the question every manager asks as they consider the future of an under-performing employee. If I give direct feedback, flex to her learning style, and offer new techniques, do I envision a pathway where this individual becomes an impactful part of the team? The question of coachability is too broad, though. Several key factors that contribute to coachability must be considered first. These include overall competency, self-awareness, openness to feedback, learning agility, motivation, time, resources, etc. Given unlimited attention, budget, and patience, perhaps most people are coachable. However, reality often places constraints that may limit the … Read More