What manager couldn’t use a little more “magic” in dealing with her people’s workplace challenges, or “uncanny influence” in helping develop them to reach their full potential?
Increasingly, businesses are recognizing the value coaching brings to the workplace. Coaching is both a management practice and a mindset. Its aim is to bring about positive, lasting change.
Coaching is based on trust and respect (words often found in corporate values statements), but it isn’t “touchy-feely” stuff. It’s a humanistic way to deliver real rewards to those being coached…and to the business.
In coaching, the manager becomes a guide in a collaborative process that uses listening and questioning to move an individual or group forward—in their thinking and in their performance.
Managers can’t expect to have all the answers. But by adding coaching skills to their repertoire, they have the tools to make the most of their people…to help those they manage to develop and leverage their own capabilities.
Deeper thinking, increased performance, greater self-awareness, adopting and sustaining new behaviors for positive change. It may not be magic, but coaching mojo is an empowering process…for managers, their people and their organizations.
Where could you use coaching mojo to meet your workplace challenges?