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Effective coaching is the single most important factor in employee development today. The Courage to Coach for Retail turns common sense into common practice with a four-step process that can be applied to any employee performance situation.
Coaching an employee with the right answers but the wrong attitude - especially when it comes to internal customers.
Coaching is rewarding… but it takes work. Coaches help develop skills and abilities of others, but being a great coach takes courage. This thought-provoking, powerful short video uses impactful imagery, video and music to inform and encourage discussion on the power of coaching others.
When it comes to coaching, open-ended questions are usually the best questions. This simple tool lists open-ended questions you can ask to bring out the best in your employees.
Leaders and managers today are going at full speed - all the time. So, a lot of them think, "When do I have extra time to worry about redirecting employees?" Well, you can't afford not to redirect them! Positive redirection comes into play when you first notice that something's not right, it might not be completely wrong, but it's not in the direction you want. So…you redirect it.
Having quality customer service is critical to any business. It's your job as a leader to set and maintain the organization's expectations when it comes to servicing customers. Those that are willing to go the extra mile for their customers will have customers for life. It is important to realize the consequences of our actions and know there is always more we can do.
Let's face it. Being a manager these days is tough. We've all got a lot on our plate, and there are days when some of the people we manage seem to have a hard time with the concept of "common sense." And, as competitive as the job market is these days…it’s difficult to attract and retain good people. The only thing that works is having the courage to coach.
A mentor is one of any organization’s greatest resources. Having a committed mentor is a key factor to improving employee engagement - and we know that good engagement means employees will stay longer and their contributions increase. Mentoring 201 takes a closer look at some key elements of the mentor/mentee relationship that includes: planning for a successful discussion, setting goals, identifying career paths and establishing development needs.
In order for businesses to survive and remain competitive, they must respond to this changing environment. As Tom Peters observes in Thriving on Chaos, “Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence—only in constant improvement and constant change.” As part of their response to change, successful organizations seek ways to support and foster employee growth and development. Managers are developing skills to facilitate this process. They are acting as mentors to their employees. Coworkers and other employees with company experience and skills are also offering their services as mentors to less-experienced employees.
When you’re a mentor, you’re really like a coach… someone who can speak from experience… a resource that can give insight, even tips - that will help someone else be successful at what they’re doing. Some organizations have official mentors while others have an informal approach to mentoring. No matter how it happens, as a mentor, you’re filling a vital role to the on-going success of your organization.
You have an employee who seems disinterested, apathetic, or just isn’t putting forth the effort. What do you do? This type of behavior could impact the entire team. This video scenario provides the just-in-time information and tools needed to help a manager address the situation while maintaining a respectful workplace.
We've all done our share of avoiding and hoping employees would just work things out on their own. Yeah, right! The only thing that works is having the courage to coach. This scenario helps a coach keep things positive.
One of the things it seems like we have to do more often these days is to ask people who are already doing a good job to - well - crank it up a notch. We just need a little more. This short video gives an example of empowering others to do more.
When you've got one of those "problem child" situations, coaching's always the best option. It's best to use the same process. "This is the situation and this is what I expect." This video helps reinforce the way to coach and motivate.
Attitude problem. How do we deal with someone who's going 100 miles an hour in the right direction, doing a good job, while royally ticking off co-workers or customers in the process? Coaching of course! Here's a powerful short video on making the most of motivating a good employee.
There are some "must do’s” that will help you be a successful mentor. Having an open communication channel between you and your mentee is a must!
When an employee is new to the company, or even new to their role, there’s no substitute for the conversations and support that a mentor provides. Let’s face it, every job has a certain number of rules, processes, must dos and unwritten “ways of things” that, without you, your mentee would have to learn through experience.
When you’re a mentor, you’re really like a coach… someone who can speak from experience… a resource that can give insight, even tips - that will help someone else be successful at what they’re doing.
The advice and tips a mentor gives has a direct impact. Mentees benefit from the mentors experience. With a mentor on their side, they can learn the things that can help them get the new chapter in their career started on the right foot.
These easy-to-use cards provide a simple model (C.O.A.C.H.) along with thought-provoking questions on effectively coaching others in the workplace and beyond. These cards are great for a quick training reminder, mentor support or conversation starter.