To build the business you need to have the life you want, you’ll need to build a team, and to build that team it will help if you or someone close to you in the business is a great coach.
Effective leadership techniques have evolved over the last few decades and the way that managers’ work with their teams has become more focused on getting the most out of people through coaching. Compared to a more directive style, a manager who uses a coaching style tends to foster an environment of collaboration and more open communication to get the results needed.
Know your team members
Coaching will help to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your team members. A coach who builds on each team member’s strengths and weaknesses can help to create a more confident team. If your team members are confident, they are more likely to push harder and go above and beyond what is expected of them.
This seems like an overworked word at the moment, but if your team members know how their contribution in terms of what they do and suggestions on how they do it fit into the bigger picture they are more likely to want to take ownership and pride in the results. So as a good manager if you create this environment and take time to involve team members in this way, everyone will win.
Managers who adopt a coaching style tend to listen actively. They try to understand things from the perspective of their team members. Employees tend to respond positively to this and can be more motivated as a result.
Millennials have become a larger segment of the workforce and they tend to respond well to a coaching style of leadership. Millennials tend to welcome feedback and regular dialogue regarding learning and development. They want to be coached and developed rather than managed.
Coach your team to success and you’ll get more back, helping you get the business you need to have the life you want.