Most managers I know share similar goals. They want to:
- Grow and maintain quality staff and products
- Do less “fixing” of unsatisfactory work
- Delegate decision-making to others, with confidence
- Be attentive, accessible and involved, without micromanaging
You’ll improve your chances of reaching these goals by building a key skill: Coaching.
It’s such an important skill that I regularly include it in my leadership teaching — and it’s often among the most highly rated topics in our seminar evaluations.
Here are 7 questions and answers about coaching.
1. What exactly is coaching?
I think of coaching as guided discovery.
2. How does it work?
Acting in partnership, a coach helps an individual make a decision, solve a problem, or improve a skill.
3. Why is coaching effective?… Read more