8 Essential Coaching Skills
Any leader will tell you that if you want to have a...
INVESTING FOR SUCCESS:
Why are leadership and coaching skills such an important part of organizational progress and long-term success?
Businesses today are under tremendous pressure to become more effective amidst rapid increases in global competition.
If an organization desires to progress in this extremely competitive environment, leaders will need to devote more energy and resources to creating teams, building positive communication with committed employees, and inspiring improved performance.
Managers will need to transform into leaders and coaches instead of mere authority figures. Engaging employees in productive coaching discussions and professional development activities is the key to influencing, motivating, and recognizing those who will contribute and collaborate with their leaders to the benefit of the entire organization.
This change in management style—and overhaul of the interaction managers typically have with employees—can have a remarkable, positive influence on team-member productivity and organizational effectiveness.
THE LEADER AS COACH
A true leader is someone who is willing to empower his or her employees to identify and develop their talents and hold them personally accountable for growth.
Leaders can accomplish this by learning how to coach their employees. CMOE’s Coaching Skills™ Workshop is the most effective tool companies can provide to their business leaders as a way of helping them learn how to become a coach.
Coaching Skills Workshop attendees will learn that coaching is:
Workshops are available in different formats and can be customized to fit the needs of the organization.
CMOE facilitators have delivered the Coaching Skills Workshop for over 30 years to some of the largest, most diverse global companies in the world. CMOE has the knowledge, experience, and capability of addressing the problems organizations face in the New Economy.
COACHING LEADERSHIP STYLE
The coaching leadership style builds personal and team morale, fostering a partnership where employees feel like they are genuinely contributing to the success of the organization. It is for this reason alone that coaching should become a proactive process for managers at all levels.
Building authentic relationships and collaborating with employees—the essence of coaching—is an investment in the long-term health of your organization. Just as important as capital technology and marketing strategies, coaching will benefit the organization in countless ways as employees increase their productivity and the quality of their efforts.
“People will have the greatest influence on productivity, excellence, and quality, but only if leaders can empower employees and give them more autonomy while maintaining effective
“Coaching aims to connect people in genuinely meaningful ways and with deeper understanding to spark thoughts and ideas. It generates positive, long-term feelings of mutual respect and interest. It also creates mental images and pictures of success. The goal of coaching is to engage all the senses as efforts are aligned and synchronized.”~ Steven J. Stowell, Ph.D.
“Coaches act as catalysts for the development of an agreement that contains all the prerequisites of a good plan. As strong advocates of the collaborative process, coaches believe that two heads are better than one.”~ Win-Win Partnerships: Be on the Leading Edge with Synergistic Coaching
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