Join Lisa Gates for an in-depth discussion in this video Challenging your employees for growth, part of Coaching and Developing Employees (2013).
You could say that all of coaching is about challenge. …Helping your team members stretch beyond current capacity. …But challenge is personal. And what may be challenging in a good way …for one person, might be challenging in a bad way for another. …For example, performing a skit for a holiday party might be exciting for you. …And a complete nightmare for the person you're coaching. …So there are three key aspects to challenges. …One, it has to take people to or past their current comfort zone.…
Two, a challenge has to include some brainstorming to find an authentic, …relevant action. And three, it has to be accepted for it …to be a true challenge. So let's go back to Eric. …He started out by setting a few goals and discovered a few places he was stuck or blocked. …He then identified that he needed to create an overall system to manage his …projects and priorities. Fast forward a bit and let's say we find …Eric's been moving the dial on his goals and he's even requested help from a …productivity expert. Let's jump into a coaching session with …
- Establish a coaching relationship with your employees.
- Demonstrate the cornerstones of coaching.
- List examples of "PowerTalk Practice".
- Describe how to challenge your employees for growth.
- Identify how to manage accountability and give future-focused feedback.
- Align professional goals with company objectives.
- Design stretch opportunities.