Join Todd Dewett for an in-depth discussion in this video Coaching and mentoring, part of Managing Teams (2013).
No matter how good you are at what you do, sometimes we can all use a little …expert advice and guidance. You might be smart and accomplished, but …there are always people a few steps ahead of you. …Finding them and connecting with them can be an enriching experience that …accelerates your career. The two most common forms of advisory …relationships are referred to as coaching and mentoring. …Coaching typically involves a relationship between a target employee, …and a profession who is ahead of them. But relatively close in terms of career progression.…
Coaching is focused on short term tactical skill building, related to the …role the employee currently occupies. The goal here is specific short term …behavioral change. A coach might be your boss, another …internal leader or expert, or an outside expert hired for a fee. …A coach learns about you through your past interactions, direct observations, …assessments, and your employee records, especially evaluations. …The behavioral targets for change might be hard or soft skills, and in either …
- Building initial rapport
- Signaling fairness and integrity
- Communicating proactively
- Facilitating efficient meetings
- Using your authority effectively