October 23 -

The final tip in our series on Coaching will address deepening the coaching relationship.  Once you have started on a coaching journey with someone, developing communication is a two-way street. At the beginning of your relationship, if the individual is new to their role, there may be a need for some directive conversation. As they gain confidence, it’s important to continue to build their investment in the coaching conversation and help them to self-diagnose.

One way of engaging them in the conversation is to ask these questions:

What do you think?

What am I missing?

These questions not only engage your employee, but also open the dialogue for them to diagnose the root cause of what may be blocking their progress.