Coaching is a life skill and has become an integral part of a manager skillset. Its importance has grown in the past 20 years and is seen as the key way to successfully develop people. The most successful managers are those that are people centric and value their teams. By investing in their development and creating vision, they are the managers that transform businesses dan have successful careers.
The old adage that you should surround yourself with people better than you has never been more true and yet some managers see others as a threat rather than an opportunity to deliver fantastic results and get long term loyalty. Coaching people to be the best that they can be is not only rewarding but also vital in today’s tough business world. By developing and retaining talent in the long-term, you can profit from trust, accrued knowledge and the talents of others.
In this lively practical course, we go through the fundamentals of coaching using key tools and techniques whilst also focusing on how it can be used from a management perspective. We cover both individual and team coaching skills to give you the most rounded approach to bringing coaching to your role.
- Why coach?
- The value of coaching and who we can coach
- What is coaching?
- What it is and isn’t. The role of the coach.
- Coaching skills
- Key skills practice. Directive vs non-directive.
- Post coaching
- Creating action plans and building a support plan.
Coaching for Managers FAQs
What coaching models will I learn on this course.
We will develop your coaching ability using a variety of coaching models and approaches. Typically these can include the ever popular GROW, OUTCOMES and Map and Compass models.
How is coaching different to mentoring?
There is a fundamental difference between coaching and mentoring. Mentoring comes from a place of past experience and offers directive (tell) advise to the mentee, where coaching adopts the position that the coachee is able to develop their own answers and is therefore a non-directive (ask) style of intervention.
Who Is This Course For?
This course is for anyone who has line management responsibility and is involved in developing others.
What Will You Learn?
- The true definition of coaching
- The role of the coach and coachee
- Creating the right environment and setting ground rules
- The qualities of a coach
- How to remain non-judgemental
- To listen with clarity
- To use a structured process
- Practice fundamental tools and techniques
- Gain confidence in their ability as a coach
- Create clear goals and action plan
Latest Coaching for Managers Resources and Guidance
Why developing competence is the managers responsibility
There’s been a lot of talk lately about the advent of self directed learning - in other words creating the environment where staff take control of their own learning, often supported by the organisation. I’ve nothing against this approach, it’s great if people take charge of their own development, however my word of caution is concerned with this becoming the only approach.
Managers, stop trying to motivate your staff!
For much of my management career I was under the impression that one of the requirements of a good manager was to motivate their team members. In recent years I’ve begun to wonder if that’s altogether the wrong thing! My doubt first manifested itself when reading Prof Steve Peters suggesting that motivation was worthless - WORTHLESS! Yes, really, the British olympic cycling teams psychologist tells his athletes to forget it, it’s a waste of time.