If you’re new to leading a virtual team, with a dispersed team also new to telecommuting, you will need as many resources as possible to help you succeed in this new mode of being with your colleagues and coordinating work online.
When you get an assignment from your boss, you can use coaching skills and open-ended questions to clarify exactly what they want in terms of end outcome and quality of execution.
Learn about the different ways in which coaching is used inside companies.
Leaders who coach choose the situation where it is most appropriate to use their coaching skills, for example when they want to help a colleague think things through and come up with their own conclusions.
When someone comes to you with an idea of something they want to do, but they’re still wondering about it, instead of jumping in to give them all sorts of advice, try adopting a coaching posture by asking these 4 questions.
Feedback is a dialogue, it requires trust and openness between the giver and the receiver of the feedback. Using coaching skills can help you give feedback in a way that is respectful, authentic and oriented towards improvement and growth.
Leaders who coach tend to refrain from giving quick solutions. Instead they ask open questions to enable their colleagues to come up with their own ideas.
Most people who attend my workshops know that I believe coaching is not only reserved for managers who coach their direct reports. Coaching shouldn’t be a hierarchical privilege; not at […]
We don’t all mean the same thing when say “coach”. Learn about the different meanings of the word, and why the distinction is important.
Coaching is about having the right supportive mindsets, as well as displaying excellent communication and coaching skills. Adopting a positive, humane, winning, mindset will help you be a better leader coach.