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.

Better Coaching Means Better Engagement

Yesterday’s Advisor suggested that tapping internal experts at your company as coaches can enhance both your training initiatives and your overall retention. Today we take a look at another benefit of good coaching—increased engagement. Low employee engagement continues to be one of the biggest challenges facing organizations, with data from Gallup showing employee engagement in […]

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Train Staff to Follow These 3 Steps to Measure the Impact of Your Coaching Program

  Human resources professionals are under ever-increasing pressure to achieve measurable results and return on investment (ROI) from coaching assignments. However, research* suggests that less than 40 percent of organizations review coaching assignments once completed, leaving them with no clear idea of what has been achieved. With budgets remaining tight and development needs still as […]

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Are You Providing Effective Training for Your Coaching Program?

  Coaching is spontaneous, one-on-one training. Providing immediate, specific feedback and correction is an important tool managers use to improve performance. Furthermore, as a motivational tool, it offers you an opportunity to give personal attention and recognition to your employees, and to gain their participation in advancing growth and achievement. In addition, it establishes you, […]

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Best Practices in Training: Wellness Coaching That Works!

In a pilot project over a 12-month period, more than half of participants in a pilot program sponsored by Onlife Health, a national health and wellness company, and Government Employees Health Association (GEHA), a national health plan for federal employees, lowered their blood pressure through education, coaching, and monitoring. Onlife coaches worked with GEHA members […]

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Train Your Managers to Be Winning Coaches

To recap the coaching training exercise: This exercise is intended for all supervisors. Its objective is to review basic information about coaching. Instruct trainees to complete the work sheet below. Then discuss the results as a group and answer any questions. 1. Briefly define “coaching.” __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ 2. Identify three purposes of coaching. __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ […]

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Do You Train Managers to Be Winning Coaches?

In sports, coaches develop and motivate players. They work hard to bring out the best in each player and then to unify all their players into a winning team. Coaching in the workplace has basically the same purpose and involves similar techniques. To develop a competent, motivated, and productive workforce, your supervisors must be good […]

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Coaching Can Be Effective—But There Are Challenges

In a recent survey of 230 organizations by AMA Enterprise, a division of the American Management Association (www.amnet.org) that offers advisory services and tailored learning programs, executive coaching programs are seen as being “very effective” by 26% of companies offering such programs and “somewhat effective” by 62% of companies. In addition, 12% reported that their […]

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How Effective Are Executive Coaching Programs?

Executive coaching programs are seen as being “very effective” by 26% of companies offering such programs and “somewhat effective” by 62% of companies, according to a recent national survey. In addition, 12% reported that their executive coaching programs are “ineffective,” according to the survey of 230 organizations by AMA Enterprise, a division of the American […]

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