These days there is widespread acceptance that coaching has a critical role to play in effective leadership. Untapped human potential is a serious waste in most organisations and coaching is a key mechanism for unlocking that potential. S A Partners has a comprehensive training and coaching offering, and leads the way in organisational change.
In a recent post Ann Ponton identified four key principles that underpin coaching:
- Motivate – make people feel they are developing their skills, appeal to the What’s In It For Me? question
- Ask questions, don’t answer them – letting people bring their own answer is critical to the human development with buy-in and goodwill
- Give goals, not tasks – the brain is designed to learn from mistakes
- Inspire – the role model you represent is like a slope that decreases or increases the speed at which the people following you are willing to grow
To read Ann’s entire blog click on the link below:
The S A Partners approach to the ‘people side’ of lean transformation also includes a pivotal role for coaching. However, we have expanded our response to the leadership challenge to language more broadly. We believe that leaders need to be tuned in to the impact and consequences of their everyday use of language and being tuned in can have a profound effect on their efforts to transform their organisations. Below is a link to a paper explaining the theoretical basis of our research on the language of leadership.