Want to know how to coach your people? Worried you don't have the answers? Here are seven top tips on how to do it well and get the best out of your staff.
Why don't your sales people want to pick up the phone? We look at the reasons why and suggest three ways of tackling these issues when coaching new staff.
What are you at work – a coach, a counsellor or a mentor? This article takes a brief look at these three very different roles and explains why it’s critical that you understand what you’re doing. The words coaching, mentoring and counselling are used very freely in management today. But they mean different things to different people. At best, these words mean someone is trying to help; at worst, it… read more →
Here’s an insightful post from Tamsen Garrie of en-act.co.uk on the differences between coaching and mentoring and the roles they can both play towards enhancing your business success: None of us have the full tool kit required to start, develop and run a business. The energy, attitude and skills required to get one off the ground are quite different to those required to manage a business that’s already established. Think… read more →
Many executive coaches offer telephone coaching to their clients, and it can be very effective. If time and place are an issue it is often very helpful to be able to have a telephone call with your coach. But from a personal point of view, I far prefer working with my clients face-to-face whenever possible. Arguably Skype works for most meetings, but it’s not a great option for me for… read more →
If you’re a regular reader of our blog you may know that Leaders Lab works with The Legacy List Charity (recently re-named Foundation for FutureLondon) and Birkbeck University of London on the elle coaching programme. East London is home to Europe’s largest concentration of artists and arts organisations, yet retains some of the highest unemployment and deprivation levels in the country. As part of the legacy of the 2012 Olympic… read more →
As a leader, one of the major challenges you will face is how to successfully develop the people in your organisation. Your team will need to be challenged, supported, encouraged to be creative and allowed to show initiative and make mistakes. You need them to be accountable for their performance and you will need to give them the opportunity to ‘step up’ and go beyond expectations. Received wisdom is that… read more →
It’s an easy enough decision to decide to hire a coach. What’s more of a conundrum is what type of coach would work best for you and for your set of particular business needs. Coaching has been a business buzzword for some time. In its widest possible definition, it covers a range of approaches, disciplines and methodologies all carried out in an industry that’s loosely regulated. ‘Clean’ coaching At one… read more →