The Manager as Coach
A Manager’s success depends on how they can get the best out of the resources available to them – people, time and money. Increasingly, Corporations are looking at Managers to act as Coaches for the organization and for their teams, and help them meet challenges in strategic decision making as well as people development. It is becoming crucial for Managers and Executives to develop a Leadership style that incorporates Coaching.
Coaching oriented Managers pay attention to the needs of their employees in terms of creating purpose, inspiring them to succeed and championing their development. This does not mean that they spend some part of their work time being coaches. It means that they choose to be coaching oriented in their everyday work behavior. It means that they act as catalysts for creating a coaching culture in their organizations. Executives and Managers need to be catalysts and facilitators. They need to know how to draw the best ideas and the best solutions from their team members. This is where coaching skills can come in handy.
Managers with Coaching skills can better encourage ownership and responsibility. They are able to better challenge beliefs that inhibit performance. A good manager can use his or her coaching skills to assist in employee development, performance improvement, productivity, as well as with taking on and handling new responsibilities.
Managers with Coaching skills are better at Time Management and Conflict Management. They are better at managing stress. They are better communicators and are able to better manage difficult situations when they arise – whether its with clients, colleagues, team members or their own Managers. They are better at understanding Emotional Intelligence and can better harness their emotions to bring out the best in their teams.
Our ICF accredited Certified Executive Coach Program is a leading edge program that very closely follows the Eleven Core Coaching Competencies defined by the International Coach Federation, and assists Executives and Mangers develop critical Leadership Coaching skills. And the very unique, ICF accredited Certified Organizational Development Coach program allows managers to transform the organizations that they are in, and help them achieve their OD and Change Management related goals.