Real business world
Is coaching a manager or a CEO to a leadership theory an easy job?
I don't think so Imagine how hard it will be if you just go to an organisation and tell the manager to change his leadership style while he is working there for more than 10 years. Do you think he is going to listen to you? Do you think he is going to apply whatever you say and be effective?
If you manage to make him listen to you be prepared on what you are going to say and how you are going to support your opinion because he will challenge your view and opinion based on his personal experience in working with people. And if you do not have an experience in working as a leader, try to benefit from the conversation as well.
While you think of leadership theories try to imagine real facts and companies and how this theories could help.
Why is that important?
Because everything we study, learn and build knowledge on, they may, if not for sure, apply and work differently in real business world.
So what we can do is to try and put our knowledge in a real business framework with all the problems and challenges this contains because that's reality.