- Make sure every leader has a coach that fits him or her — someone they see frequently — ideally weekly or at least twice a month
Coaching Leaders to Be Coaches
Leaders are people too, which is why coaching them is essential to overall morale and performance.
Leadership has to care. Nothing kills employee morale more than executive teams who don’t care about people’s needs or don’t seem to listen to what they’re told, whether true or not. Perception is more powerful than reality. Most people do care, but they are so involved with their own concerns and busy lives that there is less time to care about what is going on with others.
Coaching leaders is good for the company and good for the bottom line. If a leader doesn’t really care about the people they are working with, I would question their leadership efficacy. The best leaders are those that really care about people and about having their teams achieve their best work that is satisfying and fulfilling. It’s just smart business.