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Leadership Coaching


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Leadership coaching is a great way to prepare for the future. One leadership skill is recognizing talented individuals in your company for advancement. Everyone can be a leader but there are some who will naturally work their way into it and there are others who will need some more coaching to become a solid leader. Leadership coaching is a great way to safeguard your team's assets by prepping for future responsibilities. Leadership coaching has to fit in with organizational needs and it can be an expense that will not pan out if the correct corporate infrastructure in place to ensure impactful results. John Hoover talks more about the contextual coaching style that maximizes impact.

It seems that leadership coaching, which has blossomed in popularity over the past decade, has somehow become the tail that is wagging the dog. Many organizations have been subsidizing leadership coaching engagements with no platform, systemic structure for identifying and capturing enterprise-wide trends and patterns, nor anyone responsible for analyzing and reporting to upper management on key strategic themes or metrics.

Leadership coaching might be delivering huge returns for the beaucoup dollars being invested. But, who can tell?

Coaching, as it is customarily practiced, usually takes place behind a veil of secrecy or on a desert island where what is revealed under the palm tree remains forever buried beneath the palm tree.

…More at The Leadership Coaching Dilemma: Contextual Coaching Is the

Good leadership teams are in a prime position to identify successful individuals that are part of their team. These individuals can make good candidates for future leadership opportunities. Often a leadership coaching situation can be a tangible benefit to the company and the individual. Leadership coaching can be useful for leaders who are struggling with certain aspects of their leadership and just want to solidify certain skills. Leadership coaching is a great way to improve performance when it is done in context of specific situations that arise within your company. Leadership coaching is a great way to get ready for the future.



Coaching For Performance

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Leaders of your business need to be coaching for performance. Coaching for performance has many benefits that can reverberate through your workforce. A great way to engage employees is to set up a mentor program. Having a mentor or coach at work can be a real benefit to employees as fresh hires although the benefit is no one-way street. Seasoned veterans solidify their understanding of your business and can gain new insight or innovate during the process as well. Rachel Miller discusses several gains achieved for a call center and her lesson is broadly applicable. 

Suc­cess­ful busi­nesses rec­og­nize the impor­tance of qual­ity lead­er­ship. Hav­ing skilled men­tors at hand to encour­age and engage con­tact cen­ter employ­ees can make or break desired per­for­mance lev­els. While many super­vi­sors and man­agers are nat­ural lead­ers, oth­ers may strug­gle when required to praise or dis­ci­pline employ­ees. Coach­ing plays an impor­tant role in the suc­cess of each team or depart­ment, and con­tributes to the over­all suc­cess a com­pany.

…More at Skills for Coaching Employees | Impact Learning Systems

Allowing for employees to work under no supervision is a risky proposition but hovering over their every move is not wise either. Aim to strike a balance and do some coaching along the way. Considering a mentor program for your team or work force is a great way to provide support for everyone and to foster positive relationships among employees. Building relationships within your workforce can pay dividends that are hard to quantify but this should not deter you from considering a formal coaching arrangement. Coaching for performance is a great way to reduce turnover, increase productivity and optimize your business.