Nothing compares to coaching when it comes to helping people perform at their best and accelerate their careers. Individuals become energized (or re-energized) about their work, take full ownership of their performance and their careers, find and rejuvenate long-lost talents and make major shifts in their contribution levels. Coaching is by far the most effective tool at a manager’s disposal. The problem is that today’s organizations are extremely frenetic and managers face near limitless demands on their time. So much so, that when it comes time to coach, most managers don’t know where to start.