Key findings from the survey:
- While organizations see value in providing coaching to strategic and developing leaders, coaching is not offered as frequently to new leaders.
- Most new leaders advance in their careers due to their proficiency with technical skills, but they don’t necessarily have the leadership abilities needed for success in their higher-level positions.
- New leaders would benefit most from coaching in emotional intelligence skills. “Coaching in emotional intelligence provides self-awareness, builds management and social skills, and assists one to become more empathetic toward others and more understanding of oneself.
- New leaders don’t need coaching in technical skills as much as they need guidance in how to treat others.”