Good intentions aren't enough.
As a leader, you know the value of developing coaching skills – coaching can increase focus and capacity, reduce overwhelm and dependency, and drive both engagement and impact.
But even with the best of intentions, today's time-strapped managers and leaders often find themselves defaulting to a limited old-school management approach: tell them rather than ask them; solve it for them rather than helping them figure out. It perpetuates bottlenecks, fire-fighting and managers with just too much stuff on their plate.
This innovative program is an introduction to coaching skills for managers and leaders. Beginning with a half-day session, the coaching program includes three things that make the difference and help develop coaching skills as an everyday habit.
First, we help managers, executives and leaders understand how and why they're so quickly and easily tempted to jump in and be the advice-giver and the problem-solver – and the price that they (and the employees they're managing) pay for this. With this new understanding, it becomes easier for them to disarm the advice "hair-trigger" so that managers can use their coaching skills when the occasion calls for it.
Theory, models and exhortations to "do more coaching" aren't going to make a difference. We need to help managers and leaders in developing the coaching skills, insights and support so that they change their behaviour and coaching becomes a habit – and a regular and useful part of their management repertoire.
Who Should Attend?
If you're a busy manager or leader, developing a strong coaching habit can help you work less hard and have more impact. Who doesn't want that? But building a new habit isn't necessarily easy. Have you heard the line "do it for 21 days and it becomes a habit"? Someone just made that up.
This introduction to coaching skills helps managers, executives and leaders of all levels understand how and why they're so quickly and easily tempted to jump in and be the advice-giver and the problem-solver – and the price that they (and the employees they're managing) pay for this. With this new understanding, it becomes easier for them to disarm the advice "hair-trigger" so that managers can use their coaching skills when the occasion calls for it. It helps develop coaching skills as an everyday habit.
We will focus on a range of practical next-day ready coaching tools to increase focus, engagement and impact, including:
- The 7 most powerful coaching questions for managers, core questions that can be used in any conversation.
- The Coaching Bookends™ - powerful ways of starting and finishing any management conversation to help increase its coaching impact.
Follow up post-program process
Finally, we establish a 108-day process as a follow-up to the introduction to coaching skills for managers. This helps embed the new tools, skills and behaviours and get it "in their bones". It includes:
- Access to a comprehensive "Booster Shot"™ learning portal,
- A tracking tool to identify possible coaching moments on a daily, weekly and monthly basis
- An action plan and commitment to practice their coaching skills for 90 days
- An accountability support system between participants that keeps people encouraged and engaged
- A 108-day eCourse that helps key lessons from the coaching program stick
The application process for this program is currently closed. If you would like to receive more information about the program or speak to our Learning Advisor, please fill in the form below.