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Trust Can Drive or Kill Coaching

By Tim Hagen on Wed,Nov 26,2014 @ 12:54 PM

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Coaching is an Investment and Very Uplifting

By Tim Hagen on Mon,Nov 24,2014 @ 10:53 AM

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Why Managers' "No Time" is No excuse for Not Coaching!

By Tim Hagen on Wed,Nov 05,2014 @ 08:29 AM


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Why Managers' "No Time" is No Excuse for Not Coaching

By Tim Hagen on Mon,Oct 20,2014 @ 02:30 PM

This is a really interesting topic. No time is also viewed to employees as "My manager does not care." The top performers believe this as much as struggling performers do. Second, when managers say they don't have time to coach, I typically challenge that with "You already coach your employees." They usually look surprised, but I say to them "You send a message every day that prompts them to stay or leave the company." Your message of silence, if you do not coach, is heard loud and clear.   Read through the white paper below to find out six reasons why managers should not use a "lack of time" as an excuse for not coaching:

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Ways to Help You Coach More Effectively

By Tim Hagen on Thu,Oct 09,2014 @ 02:55 PM

As I have mentioned before in previous blogs, coaching is something that should be done daily.  It is easy to put coaching on the backburner because of other responsibilities.  However, it is important to coach when the opportunity presents itself.  This will continuously help your employees reach their full potential.  Coaching shouldn’t be done only when you have time for it as it can be done in short spurts throughout the day.  Here are some tips to help make your coaching efforts with your employees more effective while working toward the goals set for them, as well as, the company.

  1. Business coaching is a process NOT a destination. Don’t get hung up if you don’t see the progress you’re looking for right away, keep trying.
  2. Only target one or two performance areas at a time. More than that is just too much for someone to handle and be successful with.
  3. Coaching is about being proactive, while management is about being reactive. Keep your eye out for potential areas of need with your staff before they become too big an issue to tackle.
  4. A good coach encourages their team to develop and grow while a manager lets them maintain the status quo. Always strive to help your team get better, even if they seem to be successful. There is always room for improvement. Leverage positive reinforcement as a major tool to open employees’ minds to the area they need to improve.
  5. Resist the urge to use the “let me show you” or “this is what I would do” tactic. Let the employee own the task or the change needed. You should help facilitate dialogue that lets them come to the solution on their own.
  6. Schedule your coaching sessions and maintain the schedule. The key is to ask questions, perform activities such as practicing or role-playing.  Lastly, assign short learning projects for completion after the coaching session for the employee to take ownership of. 
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Don't Fight Learning Styles...Coach to Them

By Ron Kronforst on Tue,Sep 30,2014 @ 04:12 PM

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Take Action to Build Stronger Relationships

By Tim Hagen on Thu,Sep 25,2014 @ 04:53 PM

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Coach Employees to Build Relationships in the Workplace

By Jackie Dhein on Tue,Sep 23,2014 @ 03:15 PM

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Coaching to 3 Levels of Change

By Tim Hagen on Mon,Sep 22,2014 @ 07:17 AM

Change is hard. People avoid it. It's rarely embraced. It's tough to get people to even look at things that require change. It's also important coaches understand that change needs to actually occur before desired results occur.

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Take The Next Shot ...

By Tim Hagen on Thu,Sep 04,2014 @ 09:56 AM

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Coaching Boy's Volleyball ... Help I Can Barely Move After Practice

By Tim Hagen on Fri,Aug 29,2014 @ 06:03 AM

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Attitudes: An Employees # 1 Performance Attribute!

By Tim Hagen on Thu,Aug 28,2014 @ 06:46 AM

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Establishing the Coaching Relationship

By Ron Kronforst on Thu,Aug 21,2014 @ 04:55 PM

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Why I Coach

By Tim Hagen on Tue,Aug 19,2014 @ 12:21 PM

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7 Habits to Develop For Sales Coaching Success

By Tim Hagen on Fri,Aug 15,2014 @ 11:10 AM

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