Free Weekly Tips – Coaching for Success
I offer free weekly tips to help leaders motivate their teams. I love it when readers tell me about their successes. One of the tips is Coaching for Success. A reader wrote to say this tip helped employees to become more competent and engaged:
Coaching for success. When an employee comes to you with a problem do you do the fast and efficient thing by providing the solution? While it is efficient, this approach doesn’t build skills and it doesn’t demonstrate to employees that they are valued.
Instead, coach them on how to solve the problem and you help employees become more competent and more engaged. Try asking these questions:
- What have you tried so far?
- What are the possible solutions?
- What else do you need in order to proceed?
Provide questions, provide resources, but try not to provide the answer. You might be surprised to discover that their solution is more elegant than yours!
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