Join Lisa Gates for an in-depth discussion in this video Finding next steps and building momentum, part of Coaching and Developing Employees (2013).
The first three Power Talk practices, asking question, listening, and …challenging, will almost always point you in the direction of next steps. …The actions people need to take to accomplish their goals. …But, if your employee is foggy about what action to take, a little investigation in …the form of powerful questions will help them discover not just one but many …possibilities for action. For Eric he's finding ways to activate …his leadership while maintaining the flow of his productivity.…
He may need more skills, more information, or more challenging assignments. …Notice that we're just now verging on the how piece of the conversation. …The reason is that your employee will express a range of needs and goals. …And you want to make sure you don't just skate along the surface and take action …on the first idea. Good coaching fosters deep self-awareness …and ownership of big ideas. So here are a few more questions that …will encourage the next right action. Given all the possibilities, what do you …
- 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.