Managers As Effective Coaches

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Managers As Effective Coaches

Create a supportive climate for your team. A good coach eliminates or reduces barriers to development and encourages a climate that fosters performance improvement. Some ways to accomplish this are:

  • encourage a free and open exchange of ideas
  • offer help and guidance
  • be positive and upbeat with employees
  • view mistakes as learning opportunities
  • express appreciation for the value of each employees' contribution
  • take responsibility for the performance of your team without robbing them of credit for the part they play
  • don't blame employees for poor results

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