Coaching, Mentoring and Discipleship in Leadership Development

  • Kehinde David Folarin


Effective organizational leaders prioritize leadership development. Some of the practices of leadership development include coaching, mentoring and discipleship. Coaching, mentoring, and discipleship have subtle differences, and they ultimately complement one another in the leadership development process. In coaching, the apprentice sets the agenda, in mentoring, the mentor sets the agenda, and in discipleship, the commands of Christ tops the agenda. Coaching draws out of people what they cannot see in themselves, and the coach does not serve as a role model for the coachee. But in discipleship and mentoring, those being mentored tend to take on the attributes of the mentors. The Holy Spirit remains the ultimate coach and mentor.Keywords:  Mentoring, Leadership, Coaching, Discipleship, Organization and Role model