Why coaching should be encouraged
Learning and developing new skills is essential if you want to move forward in your career. Every task you’ve been set, every project you have worked through has only helped you to improve your knowledge no matter how big or small the takeaway was, you still grew and developed your skills in some way.
Many organisations encourage self-learning at all levels. This is an excellent way for employees to take control of their learning and push themselves to be better.
However, there is a lot that can be said around coaching and this is something that should be a mindset adopted by leaders and managers.
Well, as a leader or manager it is your responsibility to deliver excellence. You’re tasked not only to drive your organisation forwards but also to see the potential of your team and help them to strive for success.
You can achieve this by coaching. Here are a few examples of how you can start thinking with a coaching frame of mind:
Understand the value of your own experience
Your knowledge base, work ethic and years in the industry carry weight. It has helped you to get to where you are now. You have an understanding of how things work and this puts you in a position where you can teach others based on your own learning’s.
See developing your people as a crucial business objective
The words ‘Personal Development’ are essential to help your people and business progress. However, if you want to see your team rise to the challenge, go above and beyond and achieve the best results they possibly can, ensure that their development is a priority. After all, their development is a great reflection on your leadership.
Communication is key
You have heard this a 1,000 times over. Communication is the key to a successful and motivated team. Be sure that you have an open door policy. Constant honest communication enables you to understand the needs of both the business and your employees. Be a leader that listens, talks and gets things done.