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The Two Major Reasons Managers Really Do Not Coach Their Employees

By Tim Hagen on Wed,Aug 29,2018 @ 09:00 AM

We hear it all the time "I don't have time to coach my employees" or "our industry is really different and our managers are working managers" or "we hire really good people" or ???

The fact of the matter is some of the aforementioned reasons certainly have some merit but what if managers could creatively build their own coaching programs and apply coaching strategies even when they're physically not present? What if managers were really taught how to address the two major reasons why they do not coach and provided real world assistance and support? 

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Motivating Managers to Coach

By Tim Hagen on Tue,May 23,2017 @ 09:10 AM

What's been a pleasant surprise in the last two years is that the coaching industry and the coaching movement has gone from this concept of, "It would be nice to coach if we had time," to organizations stating, "We must coach our employees." This has been, needless to say, refreshing.

This still begs the question- how do we motivate our managers to coach?

This article is not about how to coach, but how to continue to push our managers up that hill, since time is not an ally when so many managers today wear so many hats.

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Five Reasons Coaching Helps Retain top Talent

By Tim Hagen on Mon,Apr 17,2017 @ 11:49 AM

The coaching industry is growing by leaps and bounds. With that being, said I think we have to be very conscientious of the reasons why we need to coach and not just for the traditional reasons of engagement and performance development, but more organizational reasons as well.

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The 12 Minute Coaching Conversation

By Tim Hagen on Fri,Apr 14,2017 @ 11:04 AM

To be blunt, the elephant in the room is always the manager's perception of they don't have time to coach. We hear that at every client site when we start. I always laugh at this because I think if somebody leaves me and I have no time to coach them how when do I have time to even interview somebody to replace them? On the other hand, I think we're asking managers to do more and more than we ever have before; therefore, we must acknowledge time is scarce. So, knowing this conundrum, what do we do?

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Coaching Adults ... Coaching Kids ... Often The Same Thing!

By Tim Hagen on Fri,Nov 13,2015 @ 09:01 AM

How many times have we asked our kids to clean their room only to hear "I will" and they ultimately never do it when they say so. Now let's turn to adults and asking an employee why they didn't finish a particular project and we often hear "I am so busy" . During our training session when we teach our programProgress Coaching I often share the joke we leave our kids at home to go coach our kids at work as they exhibit the same behaviors. Almost every time I get a good laugh because the attendees often know it's true.

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Attention Presidents & CEOs… Are Your Managers Driving Talent Development?

By Tim Hagen on Fri,Nov 13,2015 @ 08:58 AM

We hear it all the time from the c- level suite we need to execute. One of the most fundamental things that managers need to do that continues to be a challenge decades later is the ability to engage and drive talent development. We can no longer in organizations simply send them to training and think that will be suffice.

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Rapid Coaching

By Tim Hagen on Wed,Nov 04,2015 @ 12:37 PM

It's a saying I hear all the time from managers, "I don't have time to coach!" However, there are two myths within management communities. First, managers coach already! A lack of coaching is a strong component of management, so if you don't like it, please find another job. Second, managers do have time to coach! No matter the department or manager, people run machines, computers, sales, customer service, etc. It is important to invest time in such a vital aspect of the work environment. People being the #1 asset should NOT be a cliche, rather something we live by and support through our leadership action.

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Characteristics of Great Sales Managers and Coaches

By Jordan Schmitz on Wed,Jul 08,2015 @ 01:39 PM

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How to Engage in Coaching

By Jordan Schmitz on Fri,Jun 26,2015 @ 09:55 AM

When you hear the words engagement and coaching used together, you generally think about your employees. Are they engaged enough in their work and with each other? What can I do as a coach to improve their engagement? However, one of the most important questions generally goes unasked. Am I fully engaged in my coaching and with my employees? As a coach, it is important that you are 100% engaged.

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