You Can’t Be a Great Manager If You’re Not a Good Coach

Excellent article on Harvard Business Review from Monique Valcour. 2 minute read. Some of her key points are:

“Managers think they don’t have the time to have these conversations, and many lack the skill. Yet 70% of employee learning and development happens on the job, not through formal training programs. So if line managers aren’t supportive and actively involved, employee growth is stunted. So is engagement and retention.”

“Starting today, you can be significantly more effective as a manager — and enjoy your job more — by engaging in regular coaching conversations with your team members. As you resolve to support their ongoing learning and development, here are five key tips to get you started.
Listen deeply.
Ask, don’t tell.
Create and sustain a developmental alliance.
Focus on moving forward positively.
Build accountability.

Read the full article, it’s well worth it.

 

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