Posts tagged Strategic Coaching
When you are managing performance the annual appraisal /review is only a snap shot record of performance. Managing performance is what a manager does on a daily basis.
- Make sure you do regular 121s – give employees quality 121 time.
- Remind yourself about what you want people to achieve.
- Make sure everyone knows what the company is trying to achieve
- Give people regular feedback.
- Keep employees motivated.
- Tackle underperformance – nip it in the bud.
- Check how you need to give employees your support.
- Make sure your employees have the tools to do the job.
- Create action plans together.
- Be solutions focused – not problem focused.
Guidelines for giving difficult feedback
- First think about what you are trying to achieve from the feedback
- Have a positive intent in mind – look to help the person
- Analyse how the person might react
- Create the right environment – think about when you give the feedback
- Think carefully about the words you use
- Avoid using statements like “You have a bad attitude…”
- Be solutions focused not problem focused
- Use facts only – Never use hearsay
- Don’t dress the feedback up – be direct don’t go round the houses
- Offer feedback to a person – don’t force someone to accept
I love this model courtesy of Sir John Whitmore – GROW
GROW is the most globally recognised coaching model
It can be used formally in a coaching session
Or for on the spot coaching / corridor coaching
It can be used in a 121 meeting, on the telephone or a quick 10 minute chat
Using a coaching style can really develop and empower people.
What is GROW?
GROW is an anacronym with stands for:
G = GOAL (What shall we work on or talk about?)
R = REALITY (What is the current reality? What’s happened so far?)
O = OPTIONS (What are the possible solutions? What are the options? What are the pros and cons of the possibilities?)
W = WAY FORWARD (What is the best way forward? What are the next steps?)
The skill in using the model is to ask questions and not give the solution / answer
Business Coaching: about enhancing business performance
Business Mentoring: coaching in a particular aspect of the business eg Finance
Career Coaching: about enhancing career prospects
Life Coaching: about enhancing personal satisfaction in life
Executive Coaching deals with all of the above areas.Typically an executive coach will work to build self-awareness and responsibilty that will lead to sustainable change. More >
Is change affecting you directly either at home or at work?
Do you know where you want to be in 20 years time and would you like to know how to get there?
If so then Enabling Transitions will make it happen.
Transitions are when an individual, team or organisation “move” from one place, state, form or style to another. It could be a career transition, a life transition, culture change or organisational restructure. Transitions are “change”
The world of work and business is changing rapidly at the moment and there seems to be a high level of economic uncertainty. For many people this constant and rapid change can make them feel out of control. This in turn can create distress and stress. If you are a business leader having to manage Change can be equally as difficult and stressful. One way of combating the impact of change is to get in control and if you are a leader help others to understand Change. Here are 10 Quick Tips to boost your ability to cope with Change. More >
Being a technical expert in your field will have got you to a certain level in your business or career, however the more successful you are the more it is necessary to demonstrate a wider portfolio of skills. Often you may find you are doing less of the job you are a technical expert in, and now maybe you are leading a team? Or needing to be more strategic? Or building client relationships, etc. Maybe you want to get to the next level with your business or career but something is holding you back?
The skills required are often referred to as “behavioural” skills. Being aware of your strengths and development needs with these skills will help you progress and become a more “rounded” strategic operator.
In the current climate where we all seem to be needing to do more with less, whether it is more tasks to do with less time or less cost. Being efficient and effective with your planning can impact on how well you use your time and what you achieve. Planning effectively can also help you to feel less stressed and in more control. Here are some handy tips to improve your ability to plan
Do you struggle with decision making? Do you spend time weighing up what to do? Do you find you procrastinate on making decisions? If this sounds like you then here are some quick tips for making decisions. More >
In times of economic uncertainty good Leadership is even more crucial. Are you a Manager or are you a Leader? Are you the sort of Leader your people want to work for? Do you know what you need to do to develop your Leadership ability? Here are some tips to boost your Leadership ability. More >