Coaching is imperfect and often messy, but also real, relevant, and replicable. Coaching continuously requires a lot of engagement. First, you have to inherently want to lift others up, not just by affirming what they’re doing right, but also by addressing what’s wrong, slightly off, or even unacceptable. It takes a mindset shift, courage and consideration, diplomacy, practice, and repetition. Consider these best-practices:
– Be aware of what’s happening with the team you lead.
– Have a “check-in” versus a “check on” process.
– Recognize the different ways team members want and need coaching.