If you are in a position of influence or authority, you must be a coach as well. It may not be your full time job, but it is part of your role as a leader or manager of people. You may think it’s a choice to allocate the time, but let’s be clear: you are coaching whether you know it or not.
You may be an inactive, ineffective or unaware coach. If you are busy, that is understandable. The reality is that leaders and managers are always the most important coach that their people have. However, there are three things to keep in mind:
- Coaching is not training, checking in or tracking activity. It is helping people get better at what they do every day.
- Coaching is perpetual, not task based.
- Coaching is not an inherent skill. It must be learned, practiced and repeated.
Take 15 minutes to listen my interview with business development guru Keith Hawk on this topic. He has coached thousands of executives around the world. The man has great things to say. You should take 15 minutes to listen.
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