(full day retreat only)
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 crisis necessitates this. On balance however they understand the importance of developing staff and thus are comfortable taking on a coaching role.
Coaching enables you to appropriately support those who report to you. You do this without imposing on them, your own solution to a problem. Instead you work alongside them, enabling them to find an answer which takes account of their knowledge of the situation, their personality and their strengths.
Coaching is the leadership style which requires the use of the highest number of emotional intelligence competencies. Given its complexity, it requires more time than is available in a normal resource session. As practise (with feedback) is the key to development of a good coach, the session is highly interactive. It also enables delegates to help each other problem- solve on real issues, faced at work, allowing them to get to know each other better and thus trust each other more.
It is an appropriate session for retreats (5-6 hours) which can also include participants’ partners. A focus on helping people move forwards on certain personal issues can happen, with the groups agreement. Clarity about boundaries is made clear.
This training session involves a combination of formal input/presentation along with small group work and discussion. The workshop is interactive with detailed information and hand-outs for all participants.
- To debate the importance of coaching skills for exceptional leadership.
- To facilitate the sharing of collective knowledge about effective coaching.
- To understand how the structure of the CIGAR model, supports coaching.
- To confirm the personal qualities that must be demonstrated by a coach.
- To undertake personal awareness work that will enhance these qualities.
- To explore coaching skills in depth.
- To focus on the importance of challenge when coaching.
- To provide the opportunity to practise coaching skills and receive feedback.
If new to coaching, this session will help participants to understand how to coach effectively and enable them to plan how to move towards becoming an effective coach. If an experienced coach it will help participants clarify their present strengths as a coach and explore if there are any further ways you could improve their ability to be a highly effective coach.