CoachingOurselves was founded in 2007 by Phil LeNir and Henry Mintzberg to bring Henry’s approach to management education into the workplace. We are now one part of a growing movement to rebalance and improve organizations and society as a whole. Our powerful and cost-effective solution to leadership development promotes modern, engaged, and people focused management to develop better managers and create a culture of continuous learning and growth in organizations. We believe in training better managers that can support the communities around them.
Leadership and management development should result in managers actually doing a better job of managing and leading. This happens best when managers learn from each other in small groups, directly in their organizations. Our approach increases the organization’s ability to self-develop, while building a culture of learning and collaboration.
In his book Rebalancing Society… Radical Renewal Beyond Left, Right, and Center, Henry Mintzberg examines the imbalances that currently plague our organizations, society, and economic system. How do we change how management is practiced? How do we change how organizations are run? How do we change how society functions? Henry believes it’s all interrelated. It’s time to reflect on the big questions and get to the root of these problems.
We are all becoming more aware of societal inequalities, the degradation of the environment, and the importance responsible economy. CoachingOurselves’ peer-coaching program creates and reinforces communityship in organizations so they can support their communities and position themselves as agents of change.
CoachingOurselves is now successfully used in more than 30 different countries and 8 languages by more than 20 000 managers every year.
The CoachingOurselves peer-coaching program was created by Henry Mintzberg and Phil LeNir. In this video, Phil LeNir introduces the background, the theory and the impact of this peer-coaching program for management and leadership development.