Join Lisa Gates for an in-depth discussion in this video Working through blind spots and resistance, part of Coaching and Developing Employees (2013).
Employee development coaching is all about change, and change is hard for most people. …As you observed with Eric, you will encounter some kind of resistance or push …back during the process. It's important to say that not everyone …wants to be coached, and not everyone is coachable. …So it would be a mistake to make coaching mandatory for all your employees. …In fact, that's a strategy that will backfire. …Instead, start with the people who are ready and allow the benefits to percolate …through the team naturally. Oddly someone who expresses readiness for …coaching may also not be coachable. When your employees complete the self …assessment tools provided in this course, use the information you gather to test …for coachability. If you sense your employee isn't …coachable, maybe you get one-word answers or I don't know, this is a cue to …challenge or stretch them. Or it's time to table the work until …they're really ready to participate. So now, let's focus on your coachable employees.…
- 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.