“You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him to find it within himself.” ―Galileo Galilei
The world is constantly changing, and leaders do not always succeed at keeping pace. This has resulted in a dangerous gap between the way employees are managed and how they want to be managed. In the next 60 seconds, we’ll see how that gap can be bridged.
SOLID One-Minute Coaching™
Most modern employees are knowledge workers. They have been raised, educated, and hired to think, but too many leaders and managers are stuck in the days of assembly lines. They tell their workers what to do rather than training them how to make decisions. This creates frustrated, bored, and underperforming teams.
The Sorry Truth
Gallup polls regarding employee satisfaction show the results with some depressing statistics:
- 1 out of every 8 workers is miserable.
- Only a third of U.S. employees are engaged in their work.
Amazingly, this marks a huge improvement over previous years.
With research from Gallup and other trusted organizations indicating that companies with engaged workers see much higher profits, better productivity, and other concrete benefits, more and more leaders are realizing that an engaged team is an effective team.
There is a revolution taking place: the coaching revolution. More leaders are getting coached and experiencing the impact. In turn, these leaders go on to coach their direct reports, enabling them to make effective decisions rather than telling them what to do. The result is a more engaged and empowered team.
Coaching changes lives.
If you have yet to experience coaching for yourself, schedule your first complimentary session.
The improvements to your personal performance will only be the beginning. If you take coaching to heart, your entire organization will benefit.
How engaged do you believe your team is?
How often do you tell subordinates what to do?
Are you teaching and empowering your direct reports to make their own decisions?
For a quick introduction to engaging your team in problem-solving, see our take on William Oncken’s famous concept of “giving back the monkey.”