As business leaders, Learning and Development professionals, coach trainers and educators, what can we do to help make coaching training really stick?
The case for sticky coaching
Many businesses expect to increase their spending on coaching in the coming years, both on external coaches and on developing their own internal coaches. It’s no surprise then to find that conversations are increasingly turning to how we can make sure that coach training, whether as a formal, ‘pre-contracted’ activity or as a more ad hoc approach to unlocking potential and improving performance, ‘sticks’. At NG Bailey we’re no different. Over recent years we’ve taken four steps that are starting to make a real difference in our quest for sticky coaching; I’d like to share them with you.
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I want my first article of 2020 to be about what I wish for you as a leader.
There is a huge amount of experience and knowledge written on this web site. This article is about what I wish for you as a leader.
There is a lot of sharing and also
learnings not only for those who read but for those who write these articles.
Rather than sharing my knowledge and experience once more, I’ve decided that today on my birthday (50 years old!), a day where before we blow out the candles on the cake we close our eyes and make a wish, I want my first article of the year to be about what I wish for you as a leader.
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Leaders – get down on the shop floor. Walk and talk and listen. You’ll be surprised what everyone can learn.
There seems to be no shortage of books, articles, advice and wisdom on leadership styles and the characteristics of good leaders. Yet it seems that one small, but valuable, behaviour is often missing – or at best limited in practise. Particularly during organisational change and development. Getting down on the shop floor.
In using an analogy : when our son was small he often
demanded that at playtime we, his family, ‘get
down on the floor’ and join him on the family-room carpet in whatever he
was playing with at that moment: making castles from wooden bricks, building
Lego or Brio trains or simply drawing…
Of course a small child’s world operates at that level and
that we, as grown-ups, in encouraging play, fun and learning engaged with our
son in his world, at his level.
Is there a parallel to ‘getting down on the floor’ with staff in the workplace? From experiences over the years it seems there is. Its getting down on the shop floor!
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Happy New Year 2020 and a New Decade to our visitors and subscribers from the TSP Blog Team.