No time for coaching? Think again…but differently.
USE EVERY OPPORTUNITY TO COACH
Less advice and more curious questioning in as many interactions with staff as possible.
Don’t think that coaching should be just about the obvious meetings: line management, one to ones…
Transform all your interactions to make coaching part of your daily repertoire. Make it important but not urgent. Focus on frequent 5-10 minute conversations.
Get to the point.
What are you currently focusing on?
What’s the issue at the moment?
‘TAME YOUR ADVICE MONSTER’
Hold onto your own opinion as you may be wrong.
Advice-giving results in overdependence and may be overwhelming.
What have you done so far?
What have you tried?
What have you found out about…?
How could you…?
What would make the biggest difference?
Your conversation should always be a useful one. Get them to find the value in your interaction and ensure that they don’t miss the point of the conversation.
What are you going to do?
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