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Coaching To Greater Engagement Through Collaboration

Tue,Apr 28,2020 @ 01:54 PM

This is a sample coaching map from our book series Coaching Conversations - we hope you find this helpful!

 

Suggested Strategy:

  • Drive the conversation through the connection between collaboration and progress.

Suggested Questions:

  • Risk Question: What risk do you think you might assume by allowing collaboration and engagement with your peers move to the back burner?
  • Third-Party Question: How do you think your peers would describe their experience in engaging with you through collaboration?

Suggested Activities:

  • GOAL-Based Coaching: What does this person hope to become Great at in their career? What Opportunities might be presented to this person by becoming great? What Actions must this person take in order to bring those opportunities within reach? What will this person Love about reaching their goals? How might engaging with peers through collaboration help this person on their path to reaching their goals?
  • Whiteboard Coaching: On the left side of a whiteboard, write down how well this person currently thinks they collaborate and engages with their peers. On the right side of the board, ask them to define what it looks like to be a collaborative and engaging teammate in an ideal world. Then, erase the left side of the board and write down the actions that this person will be willing to take to reach the definition on the right side of the board.

Suggested Learning Projects:

  • Observational Coaching: Assign for the employee to observe the interactions that happen between the people around them at the office. How many of those conversations are collaborative, and how are the conversations initiated? Does the pair accomplish their goal through collaborating and engaging with each other?

Supplemental Coaching Strategies:

  • Non-Verbal Coaching: Reinforce a job well-done by leaving this person a hand-written note on their desk when you observe a positive collaborative or engaging effort on the part of the person you are coaching. Let them know specifically what they did well in the interaction and how their actions will benefit them and the team.

 

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Tim Hagen

Written by Tim Hagen

Tim Hagen founded Progress Coaching, a Training Reinforcement Partner Company, in 1997. His entrepreneurial career began in college leading to positions in sales, sales management, and sales training for small and large corporations, and eventually ownership of several training companies. Tim is often a keynote speaker at companies teaching the value of coaching and conversations in the workplace. He possesses a unique combination of hands-on experience, academics, and innovative insight to solve the industry’s most common challenges specific to workplace performance. Tim holds a bachelor’s degree in Adult Education and Training from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

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