Authors: Jan Terje Karlsen; Morten Emil Berg
Addresses: BI Norwegian Business School, 0442 Oslo, Norway ' BI Norwegian Business School, 0442 Oslo, Norway
Abstract: The purpose of the paper is to outline a coaching leadership style based on an optimistic view of individuals. It is a method based on optimism, self-efficacy, positive emotions and learning. Focus is on the employee who wants to develop his potential and become the best version of himself. The aim is to achieve both personal and organisational goals. The paper describes how a method consisting of two learning processes can help to implement a coaching leadership style in practice. Learning 1: Using mental models to understand one's own situation and how others think. Learning 2: Using tools to change one's own and others' behaviour. The paper shows that to succeed with a coaching leadership style, leaders must have a large toolbox, which includes tools such as self-management and a give-culture.
Keywords: coaching; leadership; learning.
International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 2020 Vol.13 No.4, pp.356 - 368
Accepted: 20 Jul 2020
Published online: 26 Oct 2020 *