Category Archives: Coaching

Practical Mentoring Skills

Mentoring can add significant value to your business through utilising the extensive knowledge investment in your management in the development of your staff. The process of mentoring benefits the mentee, the mentor and your business. This practical leadership training course introduces mentoring and mentoring skills. It describes and addresses each step in the mentoring process and helps… Read More »

Counselling Skills

Counselling is helping a person to move forward. A short conversation may become important counselling. People are often the most expensive asset of an organisation. People make the difference between success and failure. Staff problems can be costly in terms of productivity and the effect on colleagues and customers. Counselling is a key skill for… Read More »

Creating A Coaching Culture

A coaching culture transforms your people into enablers of others’ potential. Organisational coaching capability is a powerful source of competitive advantage because it puts learning and people development into a continuous state of implementation, so increasing speed to competence and reducing skills attrition. However, simply putting your people (especially managers) through a skills-based coaching training… Read More »

Coaching For Success

The modern manager needs to be a coach to be able to get the very best from the teams they manage and to achieve higher performance for their organisations. Who Should Attend Any manager or team leader who is seeking to improve the way they coach, motivate and empower their people. Those who wish to develop the… Read More »

Defining Coaching

Coaching is used to support individuals in achieving results beyond what they believe is currently possible.  It is about ‘people’ with the focus on the coachee.  It is driven by their goals. In sport, we are constantly breaking new records.  Someone wanting to run a certain distance in a particular time will often have a… Read More »

What is Coaching?

Coaching involves someone experienced in a particular skill transmitting knowledge relating to the skill on an individual person-to-person basis.  Often it consists of a demonstration followed by the trainee imitating exactly what the coach has done. The instruction is immediate, direct and the coach is seen to be taking a personal interest in the trainee. … Read More »

How Do You Measure Up As A Team Manager? 20 Point Checklist

Over the last 6 months we have been working on a competency project that has identified certain characteristics of the successful team manager. We have summarised those behavioural indicators into the following list: They seek to add value to what the team are trying to achieve, rather than simply ‘manage’ them. They balance the task-team-individual… Read More »

A Quick Coaching Checklist

Here’s an easy 13 point checklist to help with your next coaching session: Try not to be directive Avoid asking, “How do you feel it went?” Instead ask, “What do you feel went well?” Use open questions to encourage the individual to think through their actions and draw out their own solutions Listen to understand… Read More »

Managing Young Talent, a Footballing Tale

At a recent HR event we got talking with Sir Cary Cooper about work, about millennials, and about football.  He’s a passionate Manchester City fan, and had just seen his team progress in the Champions League, but he was also keen to talk to us about Leicester City’s remarkable season (which has kept on being remarkable). The comparison in question was… Read More »

The Coaching Relationship

The relationship between the coach and the coachee is extremely important and can affect learning in a constructive or destructive way.  There needs to be rapport, trust and agreement as the foundation to the relationship. As you identify the individual learning needs, it is also an important time to get to know them.  Notice how quickly they… Read More »

Football Sales Management

It’s about scoring more goals that the other team – the ‘stating the obvious’ school of sales management Imagine if football managers’ greatest insight in their team talks was to simply exhort their teams to win more. They have a very good answer to the follow up question – how? By scoring more goals!  OK… Read More »

Sports Books For Business People

There will be plenty of sporting autobiographies sold this year as gifts for people who don’t read, and would really rather have had some nice warm socks,; but don’t worry, the sportspeople in question didn’t write them so no-one really loses out. Here we take a look at a few of the sports books that… Read More »