Twenty years ago, leadership meant power. Today, the key to success is
Influence, and coaching is the skill. Studies reveal it takes thirty
repetitions over two weeks with coaching to have a lasting impact on
behavior! So the way a manager or supervisor uses coaching skills
directly affects the way their people use their potential. But, the way
the people use their potential is also affected by whether they take
initiative, whether they choose be responsible, not just
responsive. The challenge of coaching is to become consciously
responsible for influencing, while simultaneously assessing the level of
initiative and responsibility. Not an easy task, but a profitable one!
You can use your influence and skill to create an environment, which
fosters innovation, productivity, and creativity while minimizing
conflict, misunderstandings, and resulting chaos.