Coaching in the workplace – What’s the risk?

The best way to make an initiative fail – ignore the potential risks! When coaching is introduced to organisations, there are risks. Let’s not ignore them but let’s be informed. Knowing the potential risks gives us the best chance of avoiding them!

Why leaders need coaching skills

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There is an increasing expectation that managers and leaders do their jobs well, to the benefit of the people they lead. Gone are the days of command and control (apparently!). In the workplace people have high expectations, with good reason. Yet the ILM reports that 90% of employees have had a poor manager.

Coaching skills aren’t magic! But they help leaders support their team members well and empower them to do their best and be happy at work.

Is your organisation “coaching ready”?

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Before introducing a coaching programme in your organisation, it’s a good idea to review the culture. If an organisation is open, people are prepared to be vulnerable and to admit their weaknesses, then coaching normally works well. Let’s see some examples of what works well, and less well to help an organisation become coaching ready

Risks of coaching in organisations

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The best way to make an initiative fail – ignore the potential risks! When coaching is introduced to organisations, there are risks. Let’s not ignore them but let’s be informed. Knowing the potential risks gives us the best chance of avoiding them!

Coach or mentor? Ask or advise?

The #1 hot topic for many coaches is “should I give advice, or hold back?” Although we haven’t seen full blown fist fights – after all we are coaches – we have seen plenty of heated discussions about it. We have a strong view at LYC – advice is off the table save for emergencies.

Use coaching for the feedback loop 

Managers who choose a coaching style instead of a directive one are likely to get better results with their team members, and avoid the risk of their disengagement. Here’s how:

The risks of being too directive as a leader

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Managers who choose a coaching style instead of a directive one are likely to get better results with their team members, and avoid the risk of their disengagement. Here’s how:

What is a coaching course?

What is a coaching course?  Once the idea of learning to be a coach has come into our head, the first question we ask ourselves is “how?”. How do we study, what do we need to learn, which course should we take?   The courses available to do with coaching are so widespread that it merits […]

Benefits of coaching for organisations and employees

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Organisations exist for a number of different reasons. For some, it the commercial aspect. For others, it’s all about providing a service for our users. And for others, it’s a way of supporting a workforce. Many are a blend of all three. And in each case, a fundamental question is at the heart of the […]