Coach Approach to Management

Managers and Leaders using a coach approach to management are essential for 21st century business. In an environment of uncertainty, intense competition and globalisation of markets, innovation, creativity and improved performance are vital to business success. “People, not capital, are businesses’ most vital asset. An organisation must innovate more and…

Applying real coaching skills in managers and leaders

For managers implementing the ‘coach approach’ in their everyday busy business life. The approach and effective conversations of a ‘leader / coach’ are often very different to what they learned in the past, not least because it demands a shift from the problem solving behaviours that so many managers have found successful, and have been rewarded for in their organisations.

Coaching -vs- Mentoring

Often when working with Managers on coaching skills we get asked about the differences between Coaching and Mentoring.  The diagram below attempts to clarify and also mentions different styles / behaviours.  Coaching and Mentoring are very much future focussed.  Whilst asking questions is the dominant style for coaching, I strongly believe that great…