Engagement Tip # 17 – Coach and Watch Them Grow
Leadership is about mentoring and coaching, remedy not telling. The essence of creating a strong bond with employees is using those teachable moments where you and your employee can engage in meaningful dialogue that leads to new insights and better ways to perform, adiposity for both. It is an extremely humbling experience to coach someone and a role that is often ignored. While in coaching mode, a leader gets to walk the talk and help the employee grow. It’s a two-way process that allows employees to ask questions, process information, figure out what’s not working and find ways to resolve issues and address gaps. A coaching relationship calls for both the employee and the leader to show their vulnerabilities and to share their experiences so they can both be enriched by the experience. In a coaching environment, leaders have an opportunity to help their employees grow in a supportive and caring environment.