Four Coaching Benefits for Managers

Coaching is partnering with a coachee in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximise their personal and professional potential*. Bringing coaching skills into your workspace as a Manager will allow you to build a relationship based on trust, which of course has many benefits to work productivity. Here are four of many benefits of coaching for Managers.
  1. Listening 

Listening is an incredibly valuable and underused communication skill. Often we are listening to reply, rather than to understand. Understanding the levels of listening, and knowing how to use them will allow you to understand what your team is after, therefore improving communication skills in the workspace.

  1. Authentic Acknowledgment

When was the last time someone acknowledged you? When was the last time you acknowledged someone? A person who feels appreciated will always do more than expected. Knowing when to authentically acknowledge someone will allow your team member to feel valued and motivated to maximise their work efforts.

  1. Powerful Questions

If you have ever struggled with getting to know what is really going on with your team, or if they need guidance, a powerful question can often help them, and yourself, really understand what is going on for them. A question such as ‘If you could create this in any way, what would it look like?’ will allow you to get to the essence of your team members vision.

  1. Values

Once you discover your values, it will be easier for you to explore your team's values. This will allow you to make decisions that benefit your team and explore why each of your team members values are important for a productive and happy workspace.

 

*Definition by International Coaching Federation (ICF). 
 

Want to learn more about these coaching skills and using them within your teams? Our next Manager as Coach two day workshop is coming up soon! For more information: click here.