Introducing coaching into your setting is a positive step to accept change. Now as managers, I already hear you saying, “no time for that”. However and there is a however, there comes a time when the same results are ineffective and you need to perform better for the benefit of all.
You may know about ‘the Hawthorne effect in the 1920s’ where Elton Mayo proved that when workers were exposed to light their productivity would rise. Similarly when we expose ourselves to new perspectives it becomes easier for us to learn, resulting in new changes within the way in which we lead.
A manager has so many responsibilities within their setting such as:
- Keeping up-to-date with regulations
- Maintaining quality
- Record keeping
- Communicating with parents
- Communications with outside agencies
- Business administration
Unearthing some of the day-to -day issues for managers can sound overwhelming as they have so much to think about. One provider I spoke to this week agreed with this point and said that “sometimes it does get overwhelming when there is so much to do.”
“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.”
So here are 7 positive reasons to use a Leadership Coach:
1. Skills Building: Use a coach to help identify skills required before and after training to ensure that everything you have learnt is put into action.
2. Solution Focus: Look for solutions with a coach by exploring issues from another perspective and resolutions by opening ideas through unexplored questions.
3. Career Building: Map out personal development and the next steps of your career path. Use a coach to help you identify your strengths and build on them in order to fulfil your job.
4. Goals: Use a coach to plan goals and steps required to get there.
5. Motivation: Build up your confidence through trusted coaching and get back in touch with all the great aspects of your leadership qualities.
6. Brainstorming: An idea is an idea until you mastermind it. Ask a coach to help you look at it from other angles to really explore whether the idea is worth pursuing.
7. Conflict Management: A coach will help you become clearer on how best to handle your staff and quickly identify conflict with resolutions.
GOLDEN COACH TIP
Become accountable for your time
Did you accomplish your goals for this month?
How did you measure the results?