Coaching Means C.A.R.E.
In the Management Arena, my definition of coaching is to help create an environment that will give your employees an opportunity to grow, develop, and pursue new goals. This is accomplished in collaboration with the goals of the organization and setting the level of leadership.
The steps in coaching are as follows:
Coaching means the ability to work together. Instead of telling your employees what to do and how to do it, ask them. The more you involve them in decisions and give them the opportunity to take ownership of the coaching matter, the more success you and your employee will have.
If you have a coaching matter, acknowledge it with your employee. Do not scoot it under the rug and hope it goes away. Acknowledge that it exists and help your employee get to the next level in their lives by providing the structure necessary for them to excel.
As a Manager or employer, it is your responsibility to coach your people to excel in their position. It is your employee’s responsibility to take what you coach and implement it immediately. Ensure timelines are set and goals are achieved that are measurable and achievable.
Keep your employees engaged. Coaching is not a one-time event. It is a process that is put into place until it’s completion and new habits are formed. Engage your employees in the process and have fun with it!