Many times, I 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 it is used not only as a correction tool but as an approach for helping people to 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 a 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 the decision to make 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. The coach, while understanding the results matter, focuses more on the development of the full potential of the team, 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 experience of the journey: you stop seeing individuals, and you 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
What most organization fail to realize, looking for growth, is that they should employ personalized coaching that focuses on unlocking the unique potential of the person. 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.
A great leader, whether a coach or manager or the organization head, knows how to create a positive and exciting environment while making sure that his members stay on track and focused. The perfect balance between fun and business and understands that fun is often an important aspect of successful business or tasks of any kind.