Manager as Coach

Why should you develop coaching skills as a leader or manager?

It’s a fair enough question. We’re told all the time that coaching skills are a must-have set of skills for the modern leader. Indeed, all the top business schools, from Wharton to Insead, now include modules on coaching on their MBA programmes. And they know a thing or two about leadership and management.

You could just tell your direct reports or team what to do and it would probably get done. Possibly to quite a good standard. But when you coach your direct reports or team, you help them learn and develop new skills. This improves their performance in the short term whilst building their capability to perform in the long term.

By repeating this approach, you create a more capable, higher performing workforce that is more engaged. They feel empowered to take responsibility and are more productive as a result. 

"I've learnt simple and effective coaching techniques and skills that with time to practice I have been able to refine in real-life situations. I had an immediate positive impact on individuals and teams through effective coaching conversations and I have started to develop a coaching leadership style. The ELECTRIC Online® course gave me a framework for bringing challenge to my role in a way that is also supportive, enabling me to be my best at work."  - recent graduate

Why learn with The OCM?

We've used our coaching expertise and our 20+ years experience of working with leaders to develop an easy-to-apply coaching framework for everyday conversations. This framework is called ELECTRIC. We have two variations of the main programme - ELECTRIC Online®  is a digital programme accessible to everyone, while ELECTRIC Coaching® is a bespoke workshop-based programme delivered in-house (contact us for more information about this). We also offer a digital, short course called Coaching Fundamentals for a targeted burst of learning. Check them out below. 

These short courses are essential for any leader, manager or people-focused professional who wants to take their ability to effectively coach and manage people to the next level. 

ELECTRIC Coaching®  enriches awareness about coaching and makes it more colourful. The model suggests consideration of many more aspects vs. traditional coaching models, e.g. GROW. This model of coaching raises capabilities of leaders in helping people to be more effective in a business environment (and broader)"

Introduce, develop and improve coaching style conversations in the work place

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Develop a coaching style that improves individual and team performance

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