Leaders who can effectively coach their people are generally successful in these ways:
Their teams are engaged and productive.
They spend less time putting out fires.
They experience greater profitability and customer satisfaction.
And it’s all because they’ve done a great job coaching.
Not all leaders coach effectively; some only bark out orders or tell people but can’t coach someone through a situation. Why? Because they’ve never taken time to develop the skills nor positioned themselves to coach.
Commit to spending more time learning to coach and coaching people in your team.
Exceptional leaders have a solid base of knowledge to share. They “own” these seven characteristics:
- A strong desire and willingness to coach.
- Unlimited time availability to coach.
- A tremendous amount of patience.
- A powerful ability to communicate.
- A way to hold others accountable.
- Creativity in their approach to coaching.
- A results-driven personality.
I have more to say on this topic! My article for Forbes Coaches Council provides insight into how to effectively coach to inspire, engage, and empower your team. You’ll find it here:
If you want to achieve long-term profitable growth, be a leader who’s good at coaching.