- Aug 2021
Coachability is made up of two factors: someone’s receptiveness to feedback, and how highly actionable they are (what they do with it).
The more coachable someone is, the more they can grow, and the more quickly they can grow. Someone with low coachability can find it so hard to do anything outside of their expertise that it is understandable when managers focus their energy on the people they can help and grow instead.
The more I think about the 'interviewing for learning' - I think there is a coachability aspect in there as well.
When I'm hiring - it's not only for what they know, but trusting that they will be coachable and able to learn things quickly.
For this to scale outside of individual efforts - having a clear understanding of the coaching mindset, and helping managers become better coaches is important.
The L&D team can also partner with managers, and IC's to help with this - and build out both coaching skills, but a coachability mindset