Coaching is a process where by asking the right questions people are helped to become aware of what is happening and what they personally do, and then take responsibility for their actions and results, while evolving their abilities.
You certainly understand how the above principles can help any company, manager, director or company owner; when people (employees, executives) increase their self-knowledge and become accountable for their outcomes-everyone in his/her domain-then a lot of good things happen in the organization:
a) Less supervision is required; time is freed for the manager / leader; delegation and decentralization are obtained b) Better results / enhanced performance are achieved as people take ownership for what they do and do their best c) Workers seize waiting for the next command to be given in order to act; they take initiatives, while they develop their own potential (knowledge, skills, competencies) and self-belief d) Motivation is raised and shifted from extrinsic to intrinsic; employee engagement is enhanced as a result
In that way, the organization is continually growing as its people are growing. At the same time, workplace climate is drastically improved and a culture of learning, commitment and progress is established.
On the other hand, adopting a coaching style in management / leadership does not imply that rules and controls are abandoned. They do exist, but they are set up and operate within a cooperative spirit and delivered with a communication style where feedback is given to and taken from subordinates, so that people are rendered “owners” of their deeds and act as “adults” in terms of their ability to think and act maturely.
The basic principles of management theory and the coaching framework, practices and its applications in leadership are presented and elaborated in our Leadership Coaching programme, aimed at empowering leaders, so that they become more effective in their role. The programme is highly valuable to managers, executives, directors and business owners.
TOPICS / STRUCTURE OF SESSIONS
- Leader's role, duties and style - Developing and communicating your vision - Organizational structure - Determining the key performance indicators (KPIs) - Goal setting and feedback processes - Enhancing motivation and people's engagement - Delegating authorities; decentralizing activities - Basic principles of transactional analysis (TA) - Team spirit and human complementarity - Coaching for processes and coaching for behaviors - Leader's self-knowledge; self-improvement plan