COACHING IS A CORE CAPABILITY.
Coaching is a core capability underpinning leadership effectiveness. Being an effective manager who possesses strong coaching skills is paramount to becoming an effective leader. An effective leader who is able to motivate and engage their people through purposeful coaching can deliver high performance and engagement, reinforcing a positive employee experience.
THE COACHING LAB.
The Coaching Lab can support leaders at any stage of their leadership journey – whether they have led a team for decades or are new to leading. In our program, we come with a Growth mindset – we focus on a model of coaching and encourage participants to reflect on what they are doing well (so they can do more on purpose) as well as elements they can build to strengthen their coaching capability. They may not be competent in the whole model just yet – however with practice we encourage learning and engagement in the program to build confidence and capability.
For seasoned leaders, providing a framework to clarify their strengths and help “sharpen their saw” can build on their leadership experience and knowledge, and ensure they are being the best coach they can be.
For new leaders who have been functional contributors promoted to management roles on the basis of their technical skillset, high performance and potential, the Coaching Lab can support their leadership journey by introducing the coaching approach early to help build capability. We want to set them up for success and also avoid the risk of career derailment which can come if they don’t evolve from a strong individual contributor.
Effective leaders think, feel and behave differently. They are required to recognise that they will be successful as a manager of people when they recognise that by creating the conditions that will enable the team to flourish, they too will flourish. In turn engagement, discretionary effort and performance follows.