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Developing Your People

Coaching in modern day organisations is big!  Big business. And whilst many organisations rush to employ professional coaches to take their people and leaders to greater heights, leaders at all
04 Jun 2016 17:09
Developing Your People
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Coaching in modern day organisations is big!  Big business.

And whilst many organisations rush to employ professional coaches to take their people and leaders to greater heights, leaders at all levels of an organisation really need to have an understanding of how to coach their people to improve performance in their roles.

By doing so, leaders help their people make better decisions, solve problems that are holding them back, learn new skills and advance in the careers they want to pursue and their lives overall.

 

Coaching and Mentoring: 

What’s the Difference?

Coaching – a process that enables learning and development to occur and performance to improve. A Coach requires knowledge and understanding of processes and how to create effective relationships as well as a variety of styles, skills and techniques appropriate to the context in which the coaching takes place.

  1. Coach – the person helping the other
  2. Coachee – the person being helped

Mentoring – occurs when one person assists another in making significant transitions in knowledge, work or thinking and can be applied in both professional and personal settings

(Source: Clutterbuck, D, Megginson, D (1999) Mentoring Executives and Directors)

  1. Mentor – The mentor helping the other
  2. Mentee – the person being mentored

 

Conclusion

Coaching or mentoring staff, depending on the need, can be productive in helping people grow in a range of different ways, both professionally and personally.

Coaching and Mentoring, whilst the common denominator being building a relationship with the person they are guiding, have various similarities and a range of differences which need to be considered before a decision is made to do either.

Ultimately, both help individuals and groups become more competent in their roles or more skilled in their personal lives to deal with difficult situations or growth opportunities they encounter.

nCaryn Walsh is an International Business Consultant, Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker. Do you have a question about your team or business.  Write to us at info@puremagicbusiness.com.au.  We will gladly answer it.

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