How can Coaching lead to creating high performing employees? Part 5 – 2 Critical Factors in Coaching.

Before employees can be coached, you need to create a climate within which employees will feel encouraged to learn, to try new things and to attempt more challenging tasks. The following three keys will help to empower them to live out the coached content. In the 5th and last part of this blog-series on Coaching, I’ll look at two critical keys that open the door to successfully coaching employees and team-members. Share Information...

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How can Coaching lead to creating high performing employees? Part 4 – When to Coach.

The most critical part of any manager – employee coaching programme, is knowing when to start. And how to start. The old adage “when the student is willing, the teacher will appear” definitely applies here. No-one likes being “pushed” or “showed up”. Nobody likes to lose face, so the engagement phase of coaching any employee needs to be handled with care and respect. In Part 4 of this series, I’ll...

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How can Coaching lead to creating high performing employees? Part 3 – Skills needed to coach.

Surprisingly, managers do not coach their charges – well, not effectively anyway. In Part 2 of this series on Coaching as a function of Management we looked at the excuses managers use for not coaching. Even those managers who do coach, often do not have the skills. At least willingness is good start. In this, the 3rd part of my coaching series, I’ll share with you the skills managers need in order to be effective...

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How can Coaching lead to creating high performing employees? Part 2 – Why Manager’s don’t coach.

In Part 1 of this series on Coaching as a Leadership and Management function, I looked at the importance of coaching employees. Coaching employees should be an integral part of the Leadership and Management function, and while many business leader acknowledge this, they are still reluctant to coach. Why? In Part 2, I’ll look at why managers are reluctant to coach, the “excuses” they use, and what skills Coaching Leaders should...

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How can Coaching lead to creating high performing employees? Part 1 – What is Coaching?

It is undeniable that first major management trend of the 21st Century is Coaching. Coaches are cropping up all over the place, often making outlandish claims of what they can achieve with your people – if you’re prepared to pay them vast sums of money. However, the truth is that coaching must take place in your organisation. Not by outsiders, but by managers themselves. It only makes sense because who knows your people better than you...

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