Although one of the main aspects of leadership coaching is removing roadblocks to increase performance, that is not all; The indirect impact of leadership coaching should not be overlooked.
Breakthrough performance and resilience gives companies a competitive edge, especially when operating in an environment that is fueled by constant change. What drives this change further is a “coaching culture”. This simply means supporting your employees so that they learn new skills and become greater assets to the company.
As soon as eminent companies such as IBM recognized that managers must be able to coach their employees and each other, they included coaching in their management development programs. Beverley Patwell, one of the world's foremost experts on organizational development and leading meaningful change, also emphasized in 2013 that “in this new world, [organizations] will increasingly need to incorporate coaching as a key leadership and management practice within their own leadership cultures".
In general, employees who are coached to performance rather than managed to performance are more committed and invested to themselves, their work, and the company. The important principle is that successful coaching adds value to employees who then add more value to their respective workplace, team, and organization. A coaching culture flows from the top which is why it is crucial to be implemented by managers.