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7 Ways Managers Can Coach Employees to Boost Productivity

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All managers get things done through people, the question is how.

Traditional managers expect compliance. Coaching-managers expect engagement, creativity, responsibility, and ownership.

Coaching is not an isolated practice―it's a management discipline that can boost both employee development and performance. But many managers are of the opinion that they simply do not have the time to coach each and every one of their employees on a regular basis.

However, ask yourself, “What will it cost in time or money if my employees don’t have a clear view of goals, lack critical skills, or are encountering problems that impede progress?”

Join Dan Rockwell as he explains the differences between coaching-managers and traditional managers and offers advice on how to use a coaching approach to energize and engage your staff.

What You Will Learn


To motivate their employees, effective managers realize that they must form a partnership with them. This webcast explores the steps to evolving from a boss into a coach, including:

  • Differences between top-down management and coaching management
  • The importance of short interactions vs. big, long meetings
  • Behaviors which are important for coaching-managers
  • How effective feedback is different from “giving instructions”

While attending this program is FREE, reservations are required.

About the Presenters

Dan Rockwell is author of the popular Leadership Freak Blog. He has 35 years' experience as a public speaker and teacher, and over 15 years’ experience as a workforce development consultant. American Management Association named Dan one of the Top 30 Leaders in Business of 2014. Currently, he coaches leaders, consults with organizations, and delivers corporate and community presentations. Follow Dan on Twitter at @leadershipfreak.


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