The Management Blog
Tips & advice to help you improve your performance
There is a reason that most sports coaches used to be athletes themselves—it’s difficult to teach what you don’t know yourself.
However, managers must often put on the coaching hat in the office, when training their employees in new skills without having much previous experience with the upcoming project.
From birth until well into our twenties and even thirties, we are expected to grow not only physically, but mentally and intellectually.
We attend school and are given advice by elders in order to become positive members of society.
As a manager you will have an important and unique role in not only getting results for your department and company, but also in developing the skill-sets, the knowledge and the responsibilities of your team members.
And today, one of the most important of those roles is being a mentor.
A manager is many things – an employee, a colleague, a supervisor, a friend and a coach.
A coach’s job is to motivate and empower their team to succeed in whatever it is they set out to do.
Managers often wear many different hats at the job. Not only do they have to manage their own workload, but they need to also track the work of their underlings.
A great manager takes it upon him or herself to coach employees to be the best they can be. However, not all supervisors are good coaches. The good news is that these skills can be learned, and managers should start training in how to be good coaches with this guide.
The value of mentoring as part of a personal development programme is well known and documented. True mentoring involves a senior member of staff taking a junior member of staff (ideally from another part of the business or organisation), under their wing. Learn More
I hope you took a few minutes over the past couple of days to think about some of the coaching myths we covered on Monday. I think that after a while you’ll see how important it is to have a professional or executive coach in your life, especially if you want to continue to climb up the corporate ladder. Today I’m going to share 5 more myths and, hopefully, you’ll undertand what I’ve been trying to say. Learn More
Throughout my career I’ve learned two things. Successful people have had (or currently have) coaches and those who seem to be struggling with their careers are usually the ones who do not have coaches (or think they don’t need them). Over the next couple of days I want to take some time to dispell some of the myths circulating about the values of coaching – whether you’re on the giving or receiving end. Learn More
You may be ready and willing to start a coaching program with each of your employees. The trick to building a successful coaching relationship relies on three things: you ability to know what you need to encourage your employees to learn, your ability to recognize what new behaviours your employees should be picking up, and your ability to understand exactly what benefits coaching has.