What is coaching?
High performance leaders do lots of coaching. If you asked your team members which would they prefer more, coaching or commanding, what do you think they'd say?
Coaching is helping someone improve their performance without crushing their spirit. Coaching is providing candid feedback without causing scars. Coaching is knowing how much to push and how much to hold up. Coaching is a balance of challenge and support.
Coaching is encouraging, and when necessary redirecting. If you want to lead in ways that people respond, coaching is you're calling.
Who are you coaching today?
-- doug smith