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Coaching With Values

June 4, 2014 Posted by : Tim Hagen
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Coaching to Achieve Goals

Companies are built around goals and values.  The successful companies have leaders who have communicated clearly defined goals and values to their employees.   It is important that each employee knows what the goals are for the company as well as their individual goals and what they need to do to achieve them. Employees who understand or have helped to create their own goals and how they work with the company’s goals will be more motivated, thus increasing productivity.  Will this happen without any guidance from their managers or leaders?  Not likely.  If you want employees who are engaged and motivated, you need effective coaching.   

Coaching helps to keep employees on track and accountable for the goals and values they have set for themselves.  It is easy to hold employees accountable when goals are clear, easy and measurable. It also makes it easier to correct behavior or actions that are hindering progress toward the goal because it is easy to pinpoint exactly where something is going wrong.  When setting goals for the employee, make sure they are very clear, easy to track and measure, as well as attainable.  Your coaching efforts should be consistent with the company’s core values to help achieve the company’s goals. Here are a few steps to take to make your coaching efforts more effective:

  • Set the goals together with your employees.  Be clear about your expectations and what should be accomplished.
  • Set up a timeline with your employee for reaching the goal.  Schedule “review” meetings to discuss how things are going and to make sure they are working toward their goal and still on track for the deadline that was agreed upon.
  • Provide feedback either at the review meetings or any time that seems appropriate.  This is the time to either acknowledge their progress or provide additional support if needed as they move closer to their goals.

Managers and leaders who coach and guide their employees toward their individual goals will help contribute to the overall success of the company.    

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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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