15 Feb Coaching in the Office
During your everyday tasks, your coworkers and subordinates will look and analyze the way you perform your work, the way you behave, the way you try to solve problems. They will look to see how you talk to the individuals around you. They will observe every move you make. That’s why Leaders and Coaches need to “act” in a way that will motivate and inspire their protégées and subordinates. Successful Leaders achieve this by “getting followers involved in envisioning attractive future states, and providing meaning and challenge to their work.”(Robert F. Hicks). As a leader, you must be optimistic and confident. You must envision a positive environment and build the ability to communicate that to your people.
Finally, individuals must be respected as individuals by any entity and of course, by you, the Leader! Individual needs, concerns, and goals must be carefully considered. People need to feel that their personalities and individual needs are considered and are an important aspect of the teams and ultimately the companies concern. The company should have the ability to “see” each person as a single entity and then as an integral part of the team. Therefore, individual educational and other supportive opportunities will have a positive influence on the productivity of each individual and will boost their self-esteem and of course their efficiency.
And…hey…we all make mistakes…forgive yourself if you’re not the “perfect” Leader or Coach at all times.. the learning process never ends!:)