Depending on objectives and the organization’s environment, I employ a variety of Coaching methods to help those I Coach elevate their performance. These include, but aren’t limited, to:
- Strategic Planning. Work with the leader in “planning the plan”, and facilitating team involvement in its development and execution.
- Shadowing. Accompany the leader on their rounds and observe their behavior. A feedback session afterwards gives the opportunity to share insights and suggest changes.
- Problem-solving. Once a problem has been identified, we help the leader develop a solution. After the solution has been implemented, we provide feedback on the results.
- Process-building. Help design a process to do things in a new or different way. This eliminates frequent changes and decision-making on the run.
- Scripting. Developing scripts for handling specific situations enables the leader to learn to respond effectively to others.
- Skills training. This could involve helping the leader learn a new skill, such as making an effective presentation.
- Reading. We stay up-to-date on current management literature and theory and can assign leaders topics for study in areas they need to strengthen or become more familiar with.
- Organizing. Providing a plan to help an leader manage time, priorities, the office and support staff helps many leaders be more effective immediately.
- Mentoring. Ask some leaders to work briefly with a mentor to learn a new skill.
- Team-building. Improving the effectiveness of the leader’s team can also boost their effectiveness. This could include helping the leader write a plan for his team to follow.
- Delegating. Many leaders need to be coached on what, when and how to delegate to others. Developing delegation skills can substantially improve an leader’s effectiveness.
- Managing conflict. Confronting and resolving conflicts frees up energy and time. Teach the leader how to prevent conflict and how to diffuse it once it occurs.
Are You Ready For
The two choices you have are: To step forward into growth or
remain in your death spiral.