What does it mean to be "coachable"?
The Forbes article below suggests that "A person who is coachable not only responds well when given feedback, they ask for feedback."
And being coachable seriously matters for your career: research indicates that leaders who are more coachable are ranked high in leadership effectiveness. Less coachable leaders appear to be low in their leadership effectiveness.
In addition, leaders with high potential to be promoted are also rated high in coachability.
See five tips how to increase your coachability below.
P.S. Since it is all about feedback, you may also want to read my article "The Art of Giving Effective Feedback": http://bit.ly/Feedback_Art
...based on results from over 50,000 leaders. Each leader was assessed on their coachability and the perception of their overall leadership effectiveness based on 46 behaviors. (...). Those who were rated as being the least coachable (1st to the 10th percentile) had an overall leadership effectiveness rating at the 11th percentile while those who were the most coachable (91st to the 100th percentile) averaged the 92nd percentile. Here are our specific suggestions for conveying to others your receptiveness to coaching and to practice being more coachable. 1. Ask for feedback. (...) 2. Ensure you understand the feedback. (...) 3. Thank the giver of feedback and confirm your desire for more. (...) 4. Request suggestions on how to improve. (...) 5. Welcome tough or unexpected feedback. (...) [click the link below for details]