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.
If you know your company can benefit from employees that are loyal, responsible and hardworking, you are probably seeking ways to make that happen.
While your hiring decisions do affect the type of candidates that come onboard, your role as a leader doesn’t end after the onboarding process.
You already know that as a good leader, you need to invest your time in coaching your employees to succeed.
However, do you feel like you bring the energy and the motivation, but the results of the caching session are only subpar?
Every manager knows that all employees are not created equally.
There are your highest performers, those who are self-motivated, goal-driven and on top of their game, the employees that need a lot more help, and those in between.
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.
As a modern day manager and leader, developing your coaching skills is so important to ensure that you are fully equipped to help your team progress and grow – so what key skills do you need to develop to become an effective coach? Watch our short video on effective coaching skills to find out.
The GROW coaching model has been around for years but it’s still one of the best around.
A few years ago I came upon what I thought was a unique situation. A friend of mine was the head of a department and spent tons of time training and coaching his new employees. During one of our conversations he began complaining about one of his employees – one who seemed to have a lower level of performance than normal. Learn More
Your employees probably think that you, as their manager, already know how to do everything and are only looking to catch their mistakes and reprimand them or make corrections. This is (or at least should be) furthest from the truth. While it is your job to catch their mistakes, it is not your job to make them your employees feel bad about them. Learn More