If you're an emerging leader or have been one for a while but have never received coaching, it can be hard to know what managerial coaching is and isn't. And that's understandable—coaching can be a pretty nebulous concept. In this post, we'll break down what managerial coaching is and isn't, so you can understand what how to be a manager and coach for your team.
What is coaching? To help the employee with their needs, goals, and potential by helping create and implement plans for action. Coaching helps others succeed.
You’ll help individuals to reflect and gain awareness about:
So how can a coach add value? A coach can assist to:
What kinds of things do managers and leaders as coaches do? Depending on the situation and the individual, they can:
Coaching is not advising, it is more focused on asking questions than giving answers. Many people confuse coaching with advice and other business conversations. With coaching the focus is on the other person and the goals the other person wants to plan for and achieve.
Coaching skills include:
And if you're looking for a little more guidance, you can grab a copy of my book or contact me directly for a 20-minute consult where you can ask me whatever question you have!