I often find out that people still view coaching for correcting mistakes, to be used only when there is a problem. While this is a useful aspect, coaching is more a positive experience all around when used as a correction tool and as an approach for helping people discover their strengths, identify their ambitions, and set about achieving them effectively.
Coaching is a mutual decision.
When you decide to involve a coach in your organization, it is different from deciding on training and throwing it at your team members and hoping for the best outcome.
Coaching is a mutual decision. It is not another list item on the schedule. Team development is as important as the tasks they must achieve.
They should also be involved in making sure the why and expectations of the coaching are communicated clearly.
What is a growth coaching perspective or approach?
Being a coach with a growth perspective involves paying attention to each individual’s strengths and bringing them out. It involves being adaptable and listening.
As coaches are not gurus and, in many cases, not an expert in the industry, it is important that the team or the authority figure, discuss the end result. While understanding the results matter, the coach focuses more on developing the team’s full potential, learning to identify nurture each personality and strength. This involves staying receptive, aware, and innovative.
Because when you focus on the ultimate goal, you lose sight of the journey’s experience: you stop seeing individuals and start seeing tasks. This disconnects you from the essence of the team and the people within it. Coaching requires that you pay attention to what is happening here and now and adjust your style and techniques accordingly.
Personalized coaching matters
Most organizations fail to realize, looking for growth, that they should employ personalized coaching that focuses on unlocking the person’s unique potential. This will create team members who are ambitious and self-assured, resulting in positive results and a huge payoff for all the time invested. Not only team goals will be more easily accomplished, but it will be a smoother and happier experience for all the parties involved and reduce friction and tension.
Whether a coach or manager or the organization head, a great leader knows how to create a positive and exciting environment while ensuring that his members stay on track and focus. The perfect balance between fun and business and understands that fun is often an important aspect of successful business or tasks of any kind.