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    Why You Should Be Coaching

    January 7, 2014 Posted by : Tim Hagen
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    Why Do We Need to Coach?


    Change is not easy and people do not actively seek to alter their behaviors. Managers are the driving force behind change. Not only does coaching inspire positive change, but it also encourages people to improve their performance. This combination, coupled with numerous other benefits, are the driving forced behind why we need to coach.




    What keeps you coming to work each morning? What pushes you to succeed in your organization? We are all motivated by some outside factor, and as coaches, we can be the motivation that some employees need to improve themselves. In a study conducted by Teresa Amabile, a Professor at Harvard Business School, she asked 600 managers what they believed motivated employees. While managers guessed recognition, an astounding 76 percent of workers cited progress as their number one motivator. Promoting progress is the best way to motivate employees, and once managers realize this, they will understand how to heighten the morale around the office and ultimately boost the company’s bottom line. When we coach, we are providing direction along with inspiration. Coaches can motivate their team by setting goals and providing praise when they are reached. Energetically helping an employee develop will encourage them to give their best each and every day.


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    About Author

    Tim Hagen
    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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