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Leadership Development

3C model of Challenge, Confidence and Coaching

 

The 3C model of Challenge, Confidence and Coaching points out how you can perform each role and how these facets interelate. As a leader you can "make the difference" by challenging people, building their confidence, and coaching them to succeed. Here is a taste of the actions that make the difference:

Challenge

Leaders challenge the status quo ---

  • moving others out of their 'comfort zones;"
  • creating a compelling vision;
  • establishing stretch goals;
  • asking challenging questions.

Confidence

Leaders build confidence ---

  • by believing in them;
  • by pointing out their strengths and affirming talents;
  • rewarding and recognizing improvement;
  • empowering people with authority.

Coaching

Leaders are coaches ---

  • clarifying what top performance looks like;
  • conducting practice sessions;
  • providing helpful feedback.

Source:
Paul B. Thornton, "Be the Leader". Griffin Publishers, 2000
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