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,...

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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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4 Deliberate actions that lead to Success

I’ve been fortunate to spend time with hundreds of awesomely successful people from many walks of life. But two really great people have taken similar actions in very diverse circumstances that have allowed them to cope with really tough challenges. One has conquered the Seven Summits, and recently returned from his last epic adventure – walking to the South Pole with compatriot Sibusiso Vilane. And the other, a lady, has had to deal with...

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Getting out of the recessionary tight spot.

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”  Harriet Beecher Stowe Ah, heck! If everything in life was easy, life would be very boring. If events and trials were easy there’d be no honour and accomplishment in achieving them.  It’s only in...

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