Coaching for better performance. Most managers think they're great coaches. Most aren't.
You really coached that lower performer up dude. Except you didn't. He just shook his head yes while you were talking to get out of there. Everything you said sounded like the classic Charlie Brown teacher in the animated specials.
If you want to be a real coach for your team members, you need to shut the hell up once in awhile. For real.
That's why I did a whitepaper over at Kinetix called "PLEASE SHUT UP: The Idiot-Proof Coaching Tool for Managers" It's a rework of some content I created in a past webinar we did at Fistful of Talent, and here are the goodies you get when you download it:
1. A clear definition of what performance coaching is (or should be) for the managers at your company;
2. A killer 6-Step Coaching Tool that your managers can use to coach talent on the spot for improved performance at your company; and
3. Advanced techniques on when your managers should shut up in the coaching process to ensure their team members "buy in" to doing what it takes to raise their performance.
If you want to read more, go get the whitepaper here (registration required). Not a sales pitch, just interesting reading and a great way to help your managers out. I wrote it, so if you like what you get here, you'll like the whitepaper...
If you find registration for content personally appalling, I don't even know who you are anymore.... Just kidding, just email me or hit me in the comments if you're hiding from the authorities and are naturally suspicious, and I'll send you the PDF...