When is a good time to coach? And what is the business case for coaching? Is coaching just another popular fad, or can organizations really benefit from it?
Every coach should be aware of the strategic uses of coaching: the organizational benefits that are offered, how coaching can be used to help coachees deal with positive and negative change, and ways of coaching innovators and mavericks.
What factors are important when coaching teams? It's true that many of the techniques that you use for individual coaching will be the same. But when coaching teams, you'll need to run an initial meeting, set boundaries, and deal with team tension.
In order for coaching to improve the bottom line for your organization, you must display an ongoing commitment to coaching. Coaching works in all directions--consider upward and peer-to-peer coaching--which is one of the reasons it is so powerful. Total confidentiality and life coaching can also help to foster a long-term coaching strategy that leads to ultimate business success.Learning Objectives
- Recognize the benefits of understanding the strategic uses of coaching.
- Identify reasons why an organization should invest in coaching.
- Use an appropriate strategy to coach someone through positive or negative change.
- Use the most effective coaching role to work with an organizational innovator in a given scenario.
- Recognize the value of team coaching.
- Run a successful initial team meeting for a given coaching session.
- Adopt appropriate coaching strategies to work with different team personalities.
- Distinguish among different personalities on the team.
- Adopt a suitable strategy for coaching people from different prevailing cultures.
- Recognize the benefits of maintaining an ongoing commitment to coaching.
- Identify reasons why confidentiality is essential for ongoing coaching.
- Adopt an appropriate strategy in order to give upward and peer-to-peer coaching.
- Use coaching to deal effectively with a given work-life balance issue.