Effective Leadership Coaching
Supporting your team members’ professional development through more effective leadership coaching — especially when it is part of action learning leadership development — has a significant impact on whether your employees coast or perform, whether they stagnate or grow, and whether they stay or leave.
Why Effective Leadership Coaching Matters
We believe effective leadership coaching matters because:
This is especially true when the coach uses a disciplined process to provide observations, recommendations, and tools to improve areas that matter most to the individual and to the company. Effective leadership coaching also helps to contextualize issues into terms that make them manageable and actionable while looking for teachable moments.
And the best teachable moments often provide the opportunity to provide both positive and constructive feedback about attitudes, beliefs, approaches, skills, assumptions, and tactics that matter most.
Four Proven Steps for Better Leadership Coaching
Follow these four steps for better and more effective leadership coaching results:
First suspend your ego. Second, highlight common interests whenever possible. Third, match and mirror their style of behavior, energy level, tone, and body language
The idea is to shorten the learning cycle and to increase opportunities to improve your abilities.
The Bottom Line
Think of the most critical members of your team. For effective leadership coaching, what specific feedback could you give on current work that would show your concern and interest in their growth and professional development?
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