Coaching is an important element for leadership effectiveness and can be used as an approach to motivation. Leaders who develop and practice coaching skills are more likely to have employees who are engaged and performing at higher levels. Think of a manager you have worked with who is either an effective coach or who would benefit by becoming an effective coach. If effective, describe specifically what he or she does to achieve this. If development is needed, describe the specific deficit and how you might approach developing him or her to become effective. For either example, describe how you will use this information to develop your own coaching skill set.
Many successful organizations are using creativity and innovation as a leadership strategy to differentiate their organization and position them for success. Select a recent article from current events (past 90 days) that highlights an organization that is effectively using creativity and innovation. Write a well-written presentation on this topic by providing a paragraph summarizing the primary components of the article and a second paragraph presenting your analysis of the article (Do you agree/disagree? Is it congruent with our text? Why/why not? Etc.). Be certain to provide a complete reference (APA) for the selected article.