We turn ordinary leaders into powerful coaches. Let’s face it: your investment in an employee’s learning and development can be diluted or even completely negated by that employee’s leader. Why? Leaders have direct influence over employees’ advancement, opportunities, self-esteem, pay, and more…so, no matter what your employees learn from other sources, their leader’s style and expectations will shape them more than anything else. As Google’s “Project Oxygen” reminded us all: Regardless of industry or level, the most effective leaders are good coaches.