Source | www.forbes.com | Sally Percy
It’s no coincidence that the greatest leaders are often effective coaches of other people. By applying coaching techniques, leaders can influence their teams to collaborate successfully, solve problems creatively and accomplish things they never thought possible. In today’s challenging business environment, where teams are having to address unexpected challenges as a result of Covid-19, the case for coaching is stronger than ever.
So, how can leaders apply coaching techniques to get the best results? Here, five experts share their views:
1. Ask – don’t tell
Leaders should follow the advice of the Greek stoic philosopher Epictetus if they are to effectively coach their teams. This is the view of David Lewis, a programme director at London Business School and co-author of What Philosophy Can Teach You About Being a Better Leader.