qualityCoaching at its core is about stretching someone’s thinking to generate new ideas, perspectives and solutions – leading to greater accountability, self-awareness and ownership of problems.
"In one study, executive coaching at Booz Allen Hamilton returned $7.90 for every $1 the firm spent on coaching." ― MetrixGlobal LLC
Coaching is not giving advice, suggestions or ‘things’ to think about.
When do you know to give the answer versus coach someone through something?
The answer lies in sound judgement. Good leader coaches identify and appreciate the strengths and differences that each person brings to the table and know how to put them to full use. Doing this well requires:
People want to be empowered. People want effective feedback so they can develop skills and build confidence.
Certain questions can work in nearly any conversation – here are nine to have in your coaching toolkit:
Leading and coaching go hand in hand.
The better your coaching questions are, the better-quality coaching conversation you’ll have. Coaching takes practice.
Coaching is an investment in upskilling your reports on how to think. What return would an incremental gain in your productivity, invested in time spent coaching your reports, have on your team engagement and performance say over the next 12 months? It’ll be worth it, wouldn’t you agree?
Are you ready to spark your bigger game as a leader with the right coaching toolkit? Working with Toni, people become more effective and have greater influence and impact. Contact Toni at email@example.com or visit tonicourtney.com
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