Leader as Coach
Tuesday, September 15th, 2009
Perhaps the greatest asset that most organisations have is their people. This people asset often holds the key to their competitive advantage because as people potential is realised, their improved performance drives business success. So how do you realise people potential – one proven way is to develop your leaders as coaches.
Developing your leaders as coaches allows those leaders to develop the ability to get alongside their people, engage them and motivate them to deliver the extra discretionary effort so essential to personal fulfillment and business success.
The specific leader as coach skills that may benefit your leaders will vary based on your organisation’s culture and goals and your leaders’ strengths and gaps. What is, however, true, irrespective of your situation, is that leaders will coach their people to higher levels of performance when they learn to care for them, relate to them and understand how to motivate them.