10.01.2014

How to develop a Coaching Culture

By Tony Latimer
Tony Latimer

We have seen an increasing number of companies in the past 6 year work hard to build coaching culture. They clearly see the value and returns from good quality coaching, and realise it is an essential skill to be added to every manager's toolkit. And yet it remains for most a dream, a goal seemingly out of reach.

I believe the problem lies in the approach. Push.

Training needs are identified. Top quality coaches are engaged to deliver top quality programs. And yet the amount of learning applied remains limited. People will talk about ow amazing the training was, yet find it difficult to attend any follow up sessions, or to consistently apply the skills back at work over the longer term.

The answer lies in Pull.

We must adopt the "Path of Least Assistance". Provide simple, yet powerful tools that fit into the way people already work. And that means Mobile. Interestingly, people complain about the amount of time spent on email, and therefore don't give it full attention, yet are easily able to make time to use apps. Productivity apps, information apps, game apps, taxi booking apps and more. Clearly using apps does not fit into the same time allocation category as doing email. And the apps must serve a useful immediate purpose. Then they get used. An app that allows a manager to easily capture toughest and observations on his team, share ideas with them, and track progress of coaching will get used. An app that allows you to quickly note new ideas you have, and request your manager to help validate your thinking will "pull" your manager into having a coaching conversation with you. Easily and effortlessly.

So I have developed TheCoachingApp to do just that: Provide crisp just-in-time management learning nuggets, and a way to share your ideas and track coaching.

FOR MANAGERS

  • 42 Pro table LeadershipTM podcasts for personal learning
  • Integrated leadership learning journal
  • Coaching Journal for working with your coach
  • Coaching Log to support you in coaching your staff

FOR INTERNAL COACHES

  • 42 podcast episodes to use in selecting development areas with your clients
  • Coaching Log to track clients activity
  • Coaching Journal to support your development with your supervising coach

FOR EXECUTIVE COACHES

  • 42 podcast episodes to use in selecting development areas with your clients
  • Coaching Log to track clients activity
  • Coaching Journal to support your development with your supervising coach

Download directly from www.TheCoachingApp.com for iPhone and Android phones. 

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Here is more information on how to use this amazing APP:

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Inspire your team
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