The Coach : A Review On Managerial Coaching

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At this time, James would be considered an underperforming employee. However, Alex has seen James potential through working with him on a previous project. To help James realize his potential, Alex will need a well-executed coaching plan. Coaching is an ongoing, collaborative process. It involves observing, complimenting, and seeking opportunities for improvement. The first goal of coaching is to establish trust between the manager and subordinate (Southwell, 2015, Unit 7).

“Coaching, defined as the facilitation of individual learning within an organization, is vital to the growth of organizational learning” (Hagen, 2010, p. 791). In the article “The wisdom of the coach: A review of managerial coaching in the Six Sigma context,” Hagen discusses how managers are now working as facilitative coaches in response to the flattening of organizations (Hagen, 2010, p. 791). In many organizations, functions that used to be attributed to HR have been given to managers. Coaching has become a major responsibility of managers, including facilitating learning of employees, taking on the role of teacher, and mentoring (Hagen, 2010, p. 791). There are four guiding principles for successful coaching that Alex will need to remember. First, the coach should develop a good, professional relationship with the employee. Second, the manager should recognize the employee as the source and director of any performance change. Next, the employee should be considered unique to the coach. Lastly,…
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