Why We Might Think We Can't Coach Our Teams
We will definite coaching as follows: Coaching – Providing a focus for growth for new competencies, qualities and being a team member.
While COACHING is a huge buzzword in today's leadership circles, there are several reasons why we don't immediately jump on board with the idea of coaching our teams.
Why we might shy away from coaching:
We don’t feel like we have the time. This is the number 1 reason I hear from leaders and managers.
We’ve been disappointed by teammate performance in the past. It's hard to "get back on that horse" when experience has taught us that it's only going to happen again.
We don’t know how. While it is widely thrown is as a skill to use, so many of us have never been taught or coached into leadership positions ourselves. We climbed the leader ladder by hard work and ingenuity.
It is hard. Coaching takes an excessive amount of time, commitment and patience. It doesn't feel good.
We are afraid of coaching ourselves out of a job. Job security is a real fear for so many people who truly believe that if they teach everything they know to their teammates, they will no longer have a job.