Category: Coaching

This topic contains articles pertaining to coaching: the often in person guidance of an employee or employees by a senior member of the staff.

Training Employees on How to Escalate (Part 2)

In a previous post, we discussed the importance of escalation in certain situations, as well as some specific situations in which employees should be raising issues with their managers.


When Employees Should Escalate Issues (Part 1)

Employers value employees who can operate independently and don’t need to be micromanaged. Similarly, particularly among employees with some level of management responsibility or who aspire to such responsibility, there is often a desire to handle things on their own without asking supervisors for help. At the same time, managers are there for a reason, […]


How to Have Productive One-on-One Meetings with Your Trainees

As employees start to become more invested in their own L&D goals and career trajectories, L&D professionals will need to meet with their trainees more often one-on-one. Here’s how to ensure that you have more productive one-on-one meetings with your trainees.

Executive Coaching—Who Needs It?

We often think of coaching and training initiatives as something that should be targeted at new hires or junior staff. But executive coaching is a prominent activity among big businesses. And that makes sense. After all, no leader starts out as a leader. At some point, they’ve all had to learn what it means to […]

Should L&D Professionals Be Workplace Counselors?

Due to rising levels of stress, depression, and employee disengagement in the workplace, experts are recommending that the roles of the L&D professional and workplace counselor be combined.1 But is this sage advice? Continue reading to learn more. 

The Nuances of Executive Coaching

It’s easy to look at executives within an organization and think that these leaders have it all figured out. If they only had the time, they’d be the perfect mentors and coaches for others further down the hierarchy of the organization. But this perspective overlooks the simple fact that we’re always learning and growing—regardless of […]

New Rules of Talent Management Part I

As the economy, markets, technology, and consumer preferences change, businesses must change and adapt, as well. And, as those businesses change and adapt, so, too, must the business units that support them. It’s easy to conceptualize this in terms of “traditional” functions like operations and marketing, but what many people don’t realize is that the […]

10 Tips and Best Practices for Giving Employees Valuable Feedback (Part 2)

Yesterday’s post  offered five tips and best practices for giving your employees valuable feedback. Here are five additional tips: 6. Make it Timely and Relevant When providing feedback, ensure it’s timely and relevant. Don’t procrastinate in giving feedback, even if it’s challenging. For example, if brand-new customer service representatives fail to follow a certain script […]

10 Tips and Best Practices for Giving Employees Valuable Feedback (Part 1)

Ninety-eight percent of employees will fail to be engaged when managers provide little to no feedback. Ninety-eight percent! And 65% of employees claim that they want to receive more feedback at work.1 However, a lot of employers and learning and development professionals don’t know where to start when providing valuable feedback. Here are five tips […]

4 Assessments You Should Give Your Sales Employees

Sales training shouldn’t stop after the onboarding process. In fact, according to HubSpot, high-performing sales organizations are twice as likely to provide ongoing training as low-performing ones. Consider administering the four assessments listed below as you continue to develop your sales employees to maintain your organization’s high-performance standards.