Scorecards and labels limit the insightful growth that high-potential employees need to advance, while radical transparency and structured conversation encourage it. Managers who internalize these lessons may be able to act as coaches in their own organizations. Measuring coaching success is easier said than done, but impact is clearer in workforce and engagement numbers than in ROI numbers. Changing mindsets is increasingly important in executive coaching—and all coaching is about change. Transparency and strategic conversations are major elements in the best talent development programs.