How to Foster a Coaching Culture at Your Workplace.
Are you an effective coach? Would you like some great tips to get you started towards facilitating a coaching culture with your employees?
My colleague Dr. Bill Howatt, just penned a timely and useful article for his column in the Globe & Mail that answers these questions.
Dr. Bill Howatt
Bill's columns are part of a series looking at microskills - changes that employees and employers can make to improve the workplace. In this particular column, Bill clarifies how coaching can be effective in the workplace...
"Coaching is much more than just trying to reduce risk by correcting behaviour. It's about getting employees to learn to think as well as helping them see things differently. It's impossible to coach others effectively if you haven't experienced coaching yourself or have completed some coaching training for managers.
There's no substitute for training and personal coaching experience. Like any skill, coaching requires practice to be effective.
Bob Manning, Owens MacFadyen Group Photo: Chris Donovan/Telegraph-Journal
I'd never do anything else.
From my interview with Bob Manning p
July 2016 in the Telegraph-Journal.
'We're very fortunate that we get to work with a clientele that are generally very engaged in the process and are looking to have a significant impact, either with themselves and their families, maybe with a business that they operate or, potentially, in the community if they're planning on being philanthropic at any point in time.'
- Bob Manning
Bob Manning has an impressive track record of business experience that he has carried forward into his wealth adviser role at Owens MacFadyen Group; executive-level business planning, operations and marketing experience in the information technology sector, consulting and management for startup companies in Atlantic Canada.
The knowledge he gained while working in multi-national, national and regional organizations - helping them deal with the challenges of growth through disciplined planning and effective management - has served him well in his wealth advisory role at OMG Wealth.
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