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Developing your team; The GROW model

Posted on April 22, 2012

One key role of any leader is to coach team members to achieve their best. As a “coach” or mentor, you will typically help your team members to solve problems, make better decisions, learn new skills or otherwise progress in their role or career.

Whilst some leaders are fortunate enough to get formal training in coaching skills, many are not. They have to develop these for themselves.

Now this may sound daunting. But if you arm yourself with some proven techniques, find opportunities to practice and learn to trust your instincts, you can become a better coach, and so enhance your team’s performance.

One proven approach that helps with this it theGROWmodel.GROW is an acronym standing for Goal – Current Reality – Options – Will. The model is a simple yet powerful framework for structuring a coaching or mentoring session. Read the full article …

Tips to make Coaching more effective

Posted on April 9, 2012

Coaching aids knowledge transfer from impending retirees to young up-and-comers, enabling companies to remain competitive. Consider this checklist to get your coaching program off the ground or revamp it. 

When faced with shrinking budgets, a leaner workforce and the need to transfer knowledge from impending retirees to young up-and-comers, coaching can help organizations stay competitive and boost productivity. Yet, well-intentioned coaching programs struggle to get off the ground and maintain momentum. Read the full article …