In a recently published article, Julia and Trenton Milner wrote about the importance of coaching.
The authors say that most managers do not know how to train people, but both are convinced that they can learn. They conducted a research that looked at how to coach people to become better coaches.
They focused on analysing 9 leadership coaching skills, based on the existing literature and their own practical experiences of leadership coaching: listening, questioning, giving feedback, assisting with goal setting, showing empathy, letting the coachee arrive at their own solution, recognizing and pointing out strengths, providing structure encouraging a solution-focused approach. The results are encouraging, check them out.
You can find a link to the full article here.