The Coaching Habit
Say less, ask more, and become a better leader with proven techniques from one of the world’s top leadership coaches.
Good intentions aren't enough.
As a leader, you know the value of developing coaching skills. Good coaching can help your team increase their 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: solving problems for their direct reports rather than helping them figure out. Telling someone the answer instead of asking questions and helping them to solve it on their own perpetuates bottlenecks and leaves managers with just too much stuff on their plate.
The Coaching Habit is an innovative introduction to better coaching skills for managers and leaders. Beginning with a half-day session, the program includes three things that make the difference and help develop coaching skills as an everyday habit.
- Understand how and why you’re tempted to give advice and solve problems
- Recognize the price that you pay for doing so
- Learn how to disarm your advice "hair trigger"
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 with insights and support so that they change their behaviour and coaching becomes a habit – and a regular and useful part of their management repertoire.
Box of Crayons founder Michael Bungay-Stanier, who created The Coaching Habit, was named the world's #1 thought leader on coaching in 2019 at the Marshall Goldsmith Coaching Awards. His fingerprints are on every inch of The Coaching Habit, and when you take this short, innovative program, you benefit from his expertise.
Hélène Bellerose, Featured Faculty
Session Facilitator, Box of Crayons
Hélène has dedicated the last 20 years of her professional life to mastering her crafts – facilitation and coaching. Hélène is proud to facilitate and coach in French and in English, and enjoys working with groups large and small. Her work with Box of Crayons takes her across Canada, and to international locations.
Box of Crayons
Leaders who can coach are the foundation of a strong, 21st century organizational culture. At Box of Crayons, we teach 10-minute coaching to drive leadership development and culture change.
To learn more, visit www.boxofcrayons.com
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
Maximize your impact.
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.
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.
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Payment and Fee Reduction
Payments can be made online. Applicants will be redirected to a secure online payment website after completion of the application form. Deposits will be refunded to applicants not accepted to the program.
Rotman Executive Program graduates and Rotman alumni are eligible for a 25% discount on this program. Discounts cannot be combined but we will honour the greater discount amount towards the program fee. For more information on additional discounts, visit RotmanExecutive.com/Discounts. Discounts are not redeemable for cash.
Canada-Ontario Job Grant
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