Some really great stuff here in a blog post from Monique Valcour on the importance of coaching as a manager in the business world.

“The most important thing you can do each day is help your team members experience progress at meaningful work.”

“Regular communication around development – having coaching conversations – is essential.”

“The single most important managerial competency that separates highly effective managers from average ones is coaching.”

I love the stuff about “Ask, don’t tell.”

“But in a coaching conversation, it’s essential to restrain your impulse to provide the answers… Open-ended questions, not answers, are the tools of coaching. You succeed as a coach by helping your team members articulate their goals and challenges and find their own answers.”


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