A Coaching Culture is for Today and Tomorrow

Coaching Culture

Disruption is here to stay and the importance of developing a solid coaching culture has never been more important. But, how do we lead and manage others when the foundations of our expectations are so fluid?

If the last two years have taught us anything, surely it’s that life is unpredictable.

So if we accept that we can’t predict the future (even though we really want to because we like certainty) then how do create value, add meaning, engage others, etc., etc., etc.?

My experience tells me that one way we can move forwards with confidence irrespective of what comes our way is to build a culture of coaching.

The critical skills of coaching involve

  • curiosity,
  • seeking understanding,
  • persistence, and
  • communication.

If we develop these skills with the intention of facilitating others’ improved performance (individuals and teams), then we increase overall capability no matter what is happening around us.

Developing a culture of coaching in your organisation does not have to be a formal intervention of turning all managers into coaches. Your coaching culture strategy can be as simple as role-modelling a coaching mindset and encouraging your leaders and managers to be more coach-like. You become the leader as a coach.

A critical success factor is that it is both bottom-up and top-down. A coaching culture cannot flourish if it does not have support from the top and is sustained from the bottom. Let’s not forget the middle as well. Peer-to-peer coaching is also really important to overall success.

Here are our 3 top tips for implementing a coaching culture in your organisation:

1. Promote Learning – Promote Coaching Culture

… at all levels. We have various methods and ways that we like to learn, what works best for you? What works best for the people around you? How do you know? Where, when, and how do you do your best learning?

There is so much to explore here, it will require you to engage with curiosity and exploration.

2. Speak Up and Speak Out – Develop a Coaching Culture

… and encourage others to do the same. Role model the benefits of voicing your opinion.

Over the last few years, it has been well documented that encouraging psychological safety is critical to improving the climate in the team.

3. Listen, Listen, Listen

Listening is an important skill that should be practised regularly by all those who work with others. Check out our ACTIVE Listening Framework for practical tips on how to listen with curiosity and positive intent. 

ACTIVE Listening Model
Active Listening – a key skill to enhance the growth of a coaching culture

Six Super Tips to Improve Your Listening Skills

Don’t let poor listening skills hold you back from building strong relationships and achieving success. Take action now and download our guide, where we share our simple and effective ACTIVE Listening model to help you become a better listener.

With this skill, you’ll be able to understand others and their ideas more clearly, work collaboratively with your peers, and solve problems with ease. Don’t miss this chance to enhance your communication and boost your professional and personal growth!

Six Super Tips to Improve Your Listening Skills

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