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    Jordan Schmitz

    Jordan Schmitz

    Coaching Employee Engagement is Important!

    Wed,Jul 15,2015 @ 10:58 AM | Posted by: Jordan Schmitz

    Gallup organization's research shows that less than 30% of employees are truly engaged. However, it also states that 85% of employees who are engaged have said that they are going to stay with their current employer and are not looking for another job. 

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    Self-Development... What's in it For Them

    Mon,Jul 13,2015 @ 11:21 AM | Posted by: Jordan Schmitz

    Self-development can be a frustrating subject for coaches. Ultimately, the amount of self-development that an employee does is up to them. What employees might not know is that any self-development they do benefits the entire company. Your job as a coach is to inspire employees to pursue self-development. This is where WIFT comes in.

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    Coaching to Increase Confidence

    Fri,Jul 10,2015 @ 09:29 AM | Posted by: Jordan Schmitz

    Mary comes into work every day and is motivated, engaged, has a good attitude, and is ready to tackle any project that might come her way.

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    Characteristics of Great Sales Managers and Coaches

    Wed,Jul 08,2015 @ 01:39 PM | Posted by: Jordan Schmitz

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    5 Reasons You Should Be Coaching

    Mon,Jul 06,2015 @ 02:07 PM | Posted by: Jordan Schmitz

    One question you may ask yourself is, "Why should I coach my employees?" or "Why should my company invest in a coaching culture?"

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    Coaching Increases Motivation, Motivation Increases Progress

    Fri,Jul 03,2015 @ 09:55 AM | Posted by: Jordan Schmitz

    Coaching your employees to be motivated can be difficult. Motivation comes from within, so its not a surprise when a manager saying, "everyone needs to be more motivated" doesn't help increase motivation at all. Motivation is tricky, not everyone is motivated by the same thing or in the same way, but when everyone is motivated, the results include progress, engagement, and success. 

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    Coaching = Progress

    Wed,Jul 01,2015 @ 11:50 AM | Posted by: Jordan Schmitz

    Coaching is not managing. Managing is telling your employees what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. Coaching, on the other hand, is a way for managers to guide employees toward figuring out these answers for themselves. By doing this, employees feel more engaged, motivated and prepared to handle future projects and problems they may have. Employees progress with coaching. 

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    Does Your Coaching Feedback Get Results?

    Mon,Jun 29,2015 @ 11:13 AM | Posted by: Jordan Schmitz

    As a manager and a coach, giving feedback is one of the most important parts of your job. Without it, your employees wouldn't know what to improve upon or what they are doing well. The purpose of feedback is for your employees to learn where their actions, behaviors, etc. are in relation to you or your company's desired expectation. Feedback given in the wrong way or at the wrong time can have..

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    Building Relationships as a Coach

    Fri,Jun 26,2015 @ 12:42 PM | Posted by: Jordan Schmitz

    Relationships are tricky, especially in the workplace. One bad relationship with a coworker can negatively affect the work you do with that person, which can lower progress, motivation, engagement, and overall morale. 

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    How to Engage in Coaching

    Fri,Jun 26,2015 @ 09:55 AM | Posted by: Jordan Schmitz

    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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