Coaching Skills for Leaders
An excellent leader is flexible. They have the ability to span the whole range of leadership styles. They can act quickly when necessary and are prepared to be directive if a real crisis necessitates this. On balance however they understand the importance of developing staff and thus are comfortable taking on a coaching role.
Coaching helps you to support those who report to you. You do this without imposing on them your own solution to any problem they face. You are instead working alongside them to find an answer that takes account of their knowledge of the situation and their personality and strengths. A spin off of the process is that you are likely to increase the amount of information becoming available to you. This is likely to improve your own success as a problem-solver within the organisation.
PLEASE NOTE: In a group situation this Coaching Skills workshop in run over two sessions, ideally with a 3-6 month gap between sessions. Please speak to the Vistage Speaker Team for more information.
This training session involves a combination of formal input/presentation along with small group work and discussion. There is the opportunity for triad co-coaching practise and feedback. The workshop is interactive and offers detailed handouts to supplement copies of the slides.
- Clarified the qualities that must be demonstrated to be an effective coach.
- Understood key coaching skills – including how to effectively challenge.
- Reflected on the common mistakes that should be avoided when coaching.
- Explored two frameworks that give structure to coaching – GROW and CIGAR.
- Understood why Kolb’s learning cycle is integral to effective coaching.
- Have practised coaching and received feedback.
- Helped a member think through / decided what action they will take, on a real issue they face.
This workshop is also suitable for a half day retreat.