While having an executive coach has become the norm for senior leaders, some organisations recognise the need to develop their Team Leaders, Managers and Technical Specialists as their responsibilities grow.  The question is whether the organisation waits until the demands of managing staff, complex projects or risk has outstripped the capacity of the manager, or whether it is prudent to put the support in place early.  We would argue that getting the FOUNDATIONS right is a high priority and the sooner this process gets underway the better.  This could lead to a shorter-duration engagement to ensure that we are building a common level of capability across the business.