Each week I plan on providing recommended books that I've read. These books have helped me develop as a leader, marketer, and consultant.
by Michael Bungay Stanier
One of the most important skills you can develop as a manager is the ability to coach. 75% of managers receive training on coaching techniques. Yet, 73% of employees never receive coaching. These numbers are sad since you can coach an employee in “10 minutes or less.” In this book, Michael Stanier helps you develop a coaching habit. He outlines coaching’s “Seven Essential Questions.” These questions provide a framework to drive better coaching conversations.
Good coaches help employees improve skill sets, build networks, and enhance workplace relationships. Indirectly, proper coaching creates employee autonomy by reducing the amount of time a manager needs to spend with his/her team on the little things. It helps create focus. The time spent with your team will be on the larger more strategic items.
If you’re a manager, become a leader. Develop a coaching framework. Unlock your team’s potential.
Give it a read and let me know what you think.