Top Five Secrets of Great Coaching in Leadership
Mines the primary goal of a true leader is long-term, feasible growth in both the corporation and the employees. Awesome leaders know that their role is not to correct the weaknesses of others, but to inspire the greatness already present within the team, providing them with tools for success.
Notes that the way leaders position their feedback and criticism is all important, using inspiring, motivating language rather than degrading.
In your past, you may have experienced coaches who are determined to point out every flaw and problem he or she sees. Obviously this is not effective. One way of avoiding criticism, as a leader, is to use stories from your life to illustrate and examine the problem, without tearing people down.
Humans easily detect fake positive feedback, but providing sincere encouragement, that is specific and verifiable, animates your workers. Encouragement should be at the center of all your interactions with coworkers.
When setting goals, the focus should be on the employees rather than the leaders. If the workers generate their own goals, they own them and are therefore more committed. They are more likely to complete and exceed the goals they have created.
The most important skill to remember is praising workers for tangible goal completion and successes. For this praise to be useful, it has to be authentic, reinforcing both basic and specific skills, talents, hard work, completed projects, and successes. Praise is the foundation of successful leadership.
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