Aspects of coaching
The most important aspect of coaching, which should be every manager’s top priority, is adopting the practice that every interaction with a subordinate is a coaching opportunity. When a manager does this it goes a long way to establish a culture of coaching and this results in a fair amount of spontaneous coaching. Examples of this type of coaching are as follows:
Evaluating the effectiveness of training and/or coaching
The key to effective formalized training and coaching programs is a test of self-sufficiency that confirms the subordinate is now self-sufficient in that area. A common mistake that many managers make is to assume that once the training and/or coaching is completed that the subordinate is immediately self-sufficient.
Accordingly, the manager should conduct the following activities:
Also important in determining the effectiveness of any spontaneous coaching is the manager’s personal commitment to determine how s/he will ensure her/himself that change is taking place and:
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By Terry Thompson, Surrey, BC, CYBF mentor, firstname.lastname@example.org