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Coaching Tenured Employees (Ok Older Employees)

July 11, 2014 Posted by : Tim Hagen
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We have this vision of older employees who are near retirement. We tend to as leaders ignore them because "Bob is near retirement and he's not in a position where he can or is willing to change. BULL!

Tenured employees are so valuable but to sell them off like this is terrible. We owe it to them to involve them, and ask them to participate! Other employees are watching so when we give a free pass to an older employee who may not want to role-play per se it gives everyone a reason to come up with their own excuse. Older / near retirement employees should be involved as it sends a strong message to them "we still believe in you" and the rest of the staff "we are all going to do this".

 

Here is a segment on this topic from our national radio show "Ask the Coach with Tim Hagen"

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/askthecoach2/2014/07/10/how-to-coach-older-employees-near-retirement-yikes

 

Also Great News: Our Trainer Coach Certification Has Been Adopted by Training Magazine (Check it out):http://trainingmag.com/certified-trainer-coach-training-magazine-program       This certification will provide you with a national accreditation and credibility!

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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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