Title: Leader As Coach: Strategies for Coaching & Developing Others
Author(s): Mary Dee Hicks, David B. Peterson
What is one sure-shot way to gain unfair competitive advantage?
Build a great team, of course!
How do you build a great team?
By providing the best training and coaching.
Who can be the best Coach for the team?
What is Coaching?
Excerpts from the Book:
Coaches don’t develop people – they equip people to develop themselves.
Coaching is a continuous process not an occasional conversation – “Let’s sit down and have a coaching session” – or a single event – “It’s time for you to take the Advanced Leadership class”. You might compare yourself to an orchestra conductor, so that sometimes you work one-on-one with a player, other times, you direct them from afar, and on some occasions you cut people loose so they can develop in areas completely outside your scope.
Does this mean, as a leader, you need to find more time to do all this? The authors propose a “5% Solution” – Only 5% of your time focused on Coaching & Development could be enough to build a high performance team.
That’s what the book is all about!
Good Luck with “Making Your Team Great (Again)”!