Coaching at times seems to be one of these fad-ish words. Its intentions are clear but the specifics are blurred. Coaching, especially in the workplace, is often cast as an alternative to traditional supervision. In fact, it is not an alternative mindset, but a complimentary mind-set. Coaching may be a contemporary label, but it implies a capacity that all great leaders possess: the ability to enhance the proactive ability of others coaching.
Coaching is your leadership ability to get what you want by making sure that others achieve what they can be, want to be, and aspire to be. It is the normative frame, it is the social frame, it is the empathetic frame, that supplements the traditional supervisory mindset.