Use these ideas to help encourage your managers to coach today!
- Ask your managers coaching questions to ensure that coaching is being used throughout the organization. An example of a good coaching the manager question would be: who are you coaching right now that you the most proud of and what are you doing specifically to facilitate the positive change?
- As managers to complete a weekly summary of who they are coaching, what they are coaching to, what's working and what has been the most challenging.
- When coaching managers to coach, one of the things that can easily occur is very vague and ambiguous type language such as, I've been coaching my group for a few months now on a particular topic. This seems very trite but what we want to hear are the specific things that they are observing and actually doing to facilitate a positive change. The best way to do this is to as a 'what' question followed by the word 'specifically'.