From No Limits by John Maxwell.
I recently read some interesting/sobering facts:
So if this is true, how are you becoming better at coaching your team? They desire effective coaching from you. They really want to be “very satisfied” with their jobs. They do!
Someone once said the following:
” Coaching is helping our team members to think. To help them become conscious of what they are unconscious. Our default is to give advice. We must teach people to think.”
To coach effectively, you also need to prepare to be an effective coach.
Where are you on this continuum?
Becoming an effective coach starts with YOU, the coach. How can you develop yourself?
Becoming a better coach means you applying your EXPERIENCE in order to demonstrate EXPERTISE. I know a lot of experienced coaches/managers. I know far fewer leaders who demonstrate expertise in coaching people. Note: expertise does not equal perfection. No one on earth is perfect, so rid yourself of that goal. But any of us – all of us – can become better and become experts.
As a coach, you want to move your team from the ranks of the experienced to those who embody expertise. Think about this: what would your results be if your team was populated with experts vs those with merely with experience? How would this impact your customers? Your colleagues? Your bottom line?
John Maxwell has said that “the growth and development of people is the highest calling of a leader.”
I encourage you to answer this calling. Become better. Influence your team to become better. Improve your coaching sessions (or maybe start having them?).
In an upcoming post, I’ll be sharing some great questions you can begin using in coaching sessions that will enable your team to really think. They will help you have more meaningful conversations.
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I had the privilege of speaking with our branch managers last week on the topic of leadership influence. I want to share here part of that presentation.
John Maxwell defines leadership as “influence – nothing more, nothing less.” If this is true (it is, and I love this definition), then how do you build your influence? Influence must be earned. It will not be merely given to you.
Here are some of my thoughts on how you can build your influence with your team, coworkers, and your community:
What have you done to broaden your influence? Share your thoughts with us all in the Comments section!