Leadership mind » The Leader as Coach

By: Leadershipmind  09-12-2011
Keywords: leadership, Coaching

To be both a leader in an organization and a coach within that same structure is a very unique and impactful position.   It is not only to do with the one on one coaching relationship, but the bigger picture as well, creating an environment in your own team, as well as your organization that supports coaching. 

Coaching itself rests on certain principles – coaching focuses on building capacity, getting out of people’s way, providing them with the conversation they need to grow, become more skillful and more confident in the work they do, not more controlled.  To be able to take on responsibility and be passionate about what they do, that is one of the hoped for outcomes in coaching.  Coaching does not survive in a culture of autocracy, the more traditional leadership style of top-down. 

This two-day course provides supervisors and managers with a conceptual framework and the practical skills and tools necessary to successfully use the “coach” role in their role as a leader in their organization.  Using a combination of practical, hands-on experience and contemporary theory, this course will explore the following:

  • Examining your personal leadership and communication styles
  • The situational leadership model and its relationship with coaching
  • The “coach role”  and how it differentiates from the manager, instructor and mentor role
  • Various strategies to guide others in enhancing/improving performance
  • Facilitating the coaching process using communication skills such as: listening, asking questions, describing observations and giving feedback purposefully

Keywords: Coaching, leadership

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