The coaching leadership style focuses on developing people for the future by joining the development of individuals goals with the long term goals of an organization’s success. The coaching leadership style develops people professionally working on identifying weaknesses and improving their skill sets. When used correctly this leadership style is very beneficial to both the organization and individuals being coached as both their success and the organization’s long term goals are aligned with the organization’s mission. Used Correctly Improve a particular skill in an individual or team
⇒ Use with well-motivated people who want to improve
⇒ Generally a great method for continuous long-term improvement
Work on developing your ability to assess a person’s capability using questions about their relevant experience to the new challenge.
When you understand the gap between where they are and where they want to be you can break down this gap into smaller achievable goals. Once you have set these smaller goals you will need to follow-up and give feedback.
The feedback tells people where they are going wrong so they can adjust, people need this feedback as without the benefit of your experience to help them to relate what has happened in a way they understand they may continue to make the same mistakes.
Once you have identified a mistake follow this up with helpful points to help them improve.
1. Identify the gap in skill, break this down into manageable steps for the individual or team relevant to their experience.
2. Set deadlines and timescales to follow up
3. Give accurate honest feedback and steps to improve
The Coaching leadership style helps people trace the root cause of a problem and build a particular skill set, this cycle drives long term improvement and success for both parties involved in the process. The coaching leadership style has a positive influence on the environment as it is motivating and builds trust.
Each leadership style has its own individual strengths and weaknesses. Seek to understand how what you did and said to the people you interact with made them feel. Doing this will help you identify when you may have used the wrong leadership style.
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