When you're swamped with your own work, how can you make time to coach your employees--and do it well?
It's a common problem. But if you don't build your people's own skills and capabilities, they'll come to you for answers instead of finding their own solutions. Handholding kills productivity and creativity, and you can't sustain it. In the long run, it eats up a lot more time and energy than investing in people's development.
So you really must coach to be an effective manager. You'll need to work with each person to agree on their goals for growth, motivate them to achieve their goals, support their efforts, and measure their progress.
In this interactive Harvard Business Review webinar, Ed Batista, experienced executive coach and co-author of the HBR Guide to Coaching Your Employees, shares insights from this Guide and from his extensive coaching experience. Batista describes how you can improve your coaching skills, create realistic and inspiring plans for people's growth, customize your approach, and provide employees the support they need to achieve peak performance.