We live in a fast-paced world. Our workdays are filled to the brim with meetings and activities to drive our business forward. Even though part of the job of Directors is to develop their Managers, often there’s scant room or time for that. But managers need development, they need attention, they need a coach.
1. Coaching at the Manager level helps them grow exponentially into the leaders and managers we need them to be. By providing customized, focused development coaching your manager can work on growing their strengths, minimizing their weaknesses, and raising the bar of their overall performance.
2. Fixing performance challenges at the Manager level is cheaper, in more ways than one, than fixing it at a higher level. Habits become ingrained and more difficult (and costly) to fix the longer they’re there, yet companies often wait until a Manager gets promoted before they address such issues. It’s better to train early, and meet incrementally, than pay to train more & spend more time meeting later on.
3. Studies show the benefits of Executive Coaching; especially coaching that is grounded in Positive Psychology and Appreciative Inquiry. Managers can benefit from such coaching and at their level, as active participants in their own development.