How effective are your basic coaching skills? Ready to become a life coach or maybe time to tune up those skills? Take our quiz to find out.
How good are your basic coaching skills?
Why do I need coaching skills?
Coaching can involve any situation where one person supports another in achieving a goal. This can be a personal or professional role. We are all familiar with sports coaches, life coaches and business coaches. However, we all have a need for coaching skills in various aspects of our lives.
The term coaching, in fact, was first used around the 1830s at Oxford University, as slang for a tutor who ‘carried’ a student through the exams. Therefore, referring to the action of ‘transporting’ someone from where they are to where they want to be.
Managers and good leaders coach those around them for the best results. Parents coach their children in everything from table manners to problem-solving. Teachers coach their pupils in certain skills. Tutors coach their learners. You might be coaching your colleagues or subordinates.
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Personality traits of effective remote workers
- As remote work evolves into a long-term reality, our discussions about it need to move beyond the deployment of digital technologies and the understandably awkward adjustment period to life outside of the office. It’s time to start thinking about remote work as a skill set that can be developed and honed.
- As with any skills-building process, it helps to leverage any relevant personality traits that can serve as strengths, and to be aware of those that might detract. The advantage of seizing on that kind of knowledge is why personality assessments in the workplace have become increasingly popular and now represent a roughly $500 million industry.
- Managers are using the science of personality to optimize recruitment, to improve teamwork, and to help identify career paths. The Myers-Briggs Type Personality (MBTI) may be the most well-known, but there are hundreds of assessments available.
Remote relationship building
- Those who are considerate, warm, and sympathetic are more likely to build collaborative relationships and be strong in relationship building, a competency that helps establish bonds and trust across distance.
- But what if the personality characteristics outlined for remote working do not resonate with your own working style?
- There’s no need to worry. Many of us around the world have had to rapidly transition to different working contexts and norms; just remember that everybody is adjusting together.
- What are your ideal working hours, and what does your employer prefer?
- What impacts your own motivation and productivity?
- Who are your critical connections, and how can you create a plan for meaningful collaboration with them?
- The idea is not to change your working style but to be aware that remote work is a different work context with different norms and expectations. Knowing how to adjust your behavior for remote work is similar to how you would tailor your presentations to different audiences, or how you might modify your language when responding to different questions.
- Some will find remote work liberating while others will find it less enjoyable. The key is to develop an individual working style that helps you to continue being effective.
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