Coaching managers, or people who manage coaching managers, need to be able to coach their team members on how to coach others. Coaching managers should also be comfortable establishing new processes, methods and tools for supporting learning and performance improvement within their teams. Finally, coaching managers should be skilled at listening attentively and responding appropriately to ensure that they are meeting their team members’ needs.
Leadership development is a critical, but often overlooked, aspect of a coaching manager’s job.
Leadership development is a critical, but often overlooked, aspect of a coaching manager’s job. Leadership development helps organizations develop the skills of their people so they can perform better at work and produce better results for the organization.
As a coach you need to understand what leadership development looks like in your organization and how it fits into your overall coaching strategy or plan. You also need to know how much time you have available to spend on this activity because it takes time away from other aspects of your job such as one-on-one meetings with employees or groups (which we’ll talk about next).