“The single most important managerial competency that separates highly effective managers from average ones is coaching“. What do you think about that bold statement? In the past, I have held positions where many of direct reports were fairly new to the workforce. I spent a lot of my time coaching them on elements of their job– from the importance of record keeping to writing professional emails. In the end, they knew that they could always come to me for help which, for me, was the true sign of a strong team.
If you are looking to build your skills, here is a free online course on Managing as a Coach. If that goes well for you, consider taking the entire specialization that it is a part of: Become a Better Manager. Overwhelmed by the idea of taking the whole course? Feel free to pick and choose according to your needs.
What have YOU done to become a better coach?