Coaching Skills are key to improving the team – and yourself

Posted on March 31, 2021
Coaching Skills are key to improving the team – and yourself

Working with people who report to you can be a challenge. Differences in personal traits, misunderstandings and especially the stress of working during a pandemic can easily derail good teamwork. Although these issues can be improved, there is also a looming shortage of managers: up to 40 per cent of today’s leaders are set to retire in the next 10 years.

How a manager improves teamwork and develops new leaders to step up can determine their own success and the legacy they leave for their organization.

Good coaching skills are the key and yet not all managers have mastered them.

Cy Charney, one of three facilitators for Schulich ExecEd’s Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring Skills program, says adopting the tools and techniques good coaches use to get the best out of their teams, can free up to manage your own responsibilities better and create a high-performing team of independent problem solvers who are more engaged and can stay longer with your organization.

In this video, Cy explains what a manager can gain from good coaching and how it will help you move up in your career, going from being the main problem-solver to a successful coach who leads a team of problem-solvers by asking the right questions.

The Certificate in Coaching and Mentoring Skills is a five-day program (starting April 26), designed for managers and directors, vice-presidents, human resource professionals and project leaders who want to develop the full potential of their staff. It includes a three-day workshop on advanced techniques for applying your individual coaching techniques to build more effective teams, identify and nurture high-performing candidates and lead your organization to higher performance.

Schulich ExecEd also offers a two-day program, Coaching and Mentoring Individuals and Teams, for those looking for a  360 personal assessment of their leadership strengths, what needs addressing and how to do it.