How Investing In Your Employees Leads to Success

Coaching_glasses-300Why are leadership and coaching skills such an important part of organizational progress and long-term success?

Organizations today are under tremendous pressure to become more effective amidst rapid increases in global competition and industry change. If an organization desires to progress in this fast-paced, high-pressure environment, leaders need to devote more energy and resources to building high-performance teams, engaging in regular communication with team members, and inspiring improved performance.

The importance of coaching in leadership cannot be understated. Leaders of today’s workforce need to be more than 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. While a focus on bottom-line targets and results is critical, leaders cannot overlook the fact that results are best achieved through developing people.

Benefits of Coaching in the Workplace

Leaders must capitalize on any chance they get to engage the hearts and minds of team members and help them reach their full potential, which will position the organization for sustained growth, prosperity, and achievement. Committing to coaching in the workplace can have a remarkable, positive influence on team-member productivity and organizational effectiveness. However, for organizations to gain the benefits of establishing a coaching culture, everyone has to be willing to coach and be coached—leaders and team members alike. Team members can be instrumental in sharing feedback and expertise and improving workplace performance.

Why Coaching is Important in Leadership

Coaching is a powerful communication technique for leaders. A leader-coach is someone who unleashes the performance of others and builds on the talents of people who will take on the future. They engage in formal coaching discussions and also use coaching skills in spontaneous, everyday coaching conversations. Leaders need a practical, flexible coaching process: something that allows them to be declarative when necessary, but aslo encourages candid, open communication and informs people when they are going down the wrong path, have development opportunities, or need to be reinforced for being on track. Coaching embodies a set of abilities, personal values, and inner characteristics that can be learned and developed.

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 are important assets for organizations; it is a leader’s responsibility to maintain and fully leverage those assets by creating an environment where people want to contribute their very best.

coaching_blueprint_protractor_300Find Your Coaching Leadership Style

The coaching leadership style builds personal and team engagement and morale, fostering a partnership where employees feel like they are genuinely contributing to the success of the organization. It cannot be denied that when individual contributors and leaders receive good coaching from peers and leaders, their performance and value increases.

CMOE’s Coaching TIPS2™ program is the most-effective tool organizations can provide to their business leaders as a way of helping them learn how to become world-class coaches. It is a solution that works for any type of coaching conversation, at every level of the business, and is an indispensable, proven process for building a coaching culture.

Participants in CMOE’s Coaching TIPS2™ program learn that coaching is a skill set that can be applied to many different kinds of situations:

  • Communicating with team members
  • Setting or clarifying expectations
  • Engaging employees
  • Sharing honest feedback, expertise, and knowledge
  • Solving problems creatively
  • Recognizing people for their individual contributions
  • Promoting a productive work environment
  • Removing traditional barriers and boundaries to collaboration
  • Encouraging development and growth

This research-based coaching program can be customized to fit the unique needs of an organization and is available in a variety of formats:

  • Live, in-person delivery
  • Live, virtual delivery
  • On-demand, self-paced digital course
  • Blended delivery
  • Train-the-Trainer certification

Coaching TIPS2™ has been implemented by some of the most-diverse global organizations in the world for over 40 years and has transformed companies in industries of all types. Contact us today to learn how it can lead your company and employees to success.

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“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 accountability.”

~ The Coach: Creating Partnerships for a Competitive Edge

“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