It takes a special person to be a great coach. Not everyone you meet during your career as a manager is going to be open to new experiences and you’re going to have to find unique and creative ways to show them that higher degrees of learning are available. You’ll also have to determine who is really serious about learning as opposed to just looking for something else to do.
So what are the main components necessary to prompt learning in the workplace? There are three main criteria:
Put these three components together and you have a recipe for successful coaching. Does your organisation have a formal coaching program for willing employees or are managers responsible for taking on the task themselves?
Originally published: 2 March, 2009
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