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March 2023 – Manager as Coach

Hello Managers! 

Heading into March, we will be exploring how you can develop your team by taking on a coaching role.  With proactive coaching, you can stay ahead of any major issues.  You’re letting your team know what they’re doing well, what they can do to grow, and how they can improve their skills execution.  When employees know where they stand and how they can grow with your organization, they’re going to be more engaged and more inclined to stay longer.  

Truvelop Tip: Manager as Coach

As a coach, you bring your team together under your organization’s mission, vision, and culture.  Whether you have one direct report or 20, it’s important to define their role and how they are making an impact.  McKinsey recently found that 70 percent of employees said their sense of purpose is defined by their work. So, as a coach and leader, you play an important part in helping your employees find their purpose and live it.  Ready to get started? 

Build a Strong Foundation: The first piece of the engagement puzzle is to start with a strong foundation. Does your team understand their role responsibilities? Is there anything standing in the way of their success? Even if your team member isn’t struggling, the reflection questions for C-Players can be great for opening a conversation around role understanding and purpose.  
Proactive Check-Ins: Knowing where your team stands today, what they’re working on, what they’re doing well, and where they need support is crucial in proactively coaching their development when conducting employee assessments. The Quick Connect and Regular Check-In guides from our Coaching Culture worksheets is a good place to start a meaningful conversation.  

Define a Path Forward: Part of knowing one’s purpose is also knowing what you’re working towards.  Does this employee want to grow with the company? Do they have any personal or professional goals? Do you see them as a future leader? If you haven’t already, have an Individual Development Planning session with this team member to show your investment in their future.  

As a coach, you can lead and guide your team’s development. Through continuous support and proactive communication, you can stay ahead of the curve and keep your team engaged, even when challenges come their way. 

Updated on October 30, 2023

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