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Coaching and Mentoring

Coaching and mentoring has become a new way of developing and managing employees.  Millennials (people born between 1980 and 1996) and Generation Z (those born in 1997 and later) prefer coaches instead of traditional command and control managers.  They seek team leaders who can coach them, who value them as individuals and employees, and who help them develop their strengths. Hence it is important to reposition your leaders and managers as coaches.  This will go well in increasing employee engagement, performance, and productivity.

Becoming an effective coach is one of the most important skills any manager or leader can develop. The three requirements of coaching are (1) Establish expectations (2) Continually coach (3) Create accountability.
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Coaching and mentoring has gain much attention in Asia-Pacific region over the recent years. “Coaching and Mentoring in the Asia Pacific” is the first book to put coaching and mentoring into an Asia Pacific context – exploring the challenges, benefits, approaches and practices. 

The authors has provided content that highlights how organizations in the Asia Pacific Region can make effective use coaching and mentoring in cost-effective, culturally relevant ways. Overall a useful book for leaders, coaches and any practitioners planning to work on coaching and mentoring in the Asia Pacific.

This book by Michael K. Simpson will assist any leader and  manager on the below:

  • Determine coachability and readiness for employee change and improvement
  • Build awareness to deal with the right issues, challenges, and opportunities
  • Offer leaders/managers the tools to help a performer leverage their greatest gifts, talents, and strengths
  • Allow for dialogue and tactics to close gaps in experience, communication styles, and personality
  • Guide managers in how to have dialogue around difficult and important issues with their employees
  • Include coaching principles, practices, and tools with practical, real-world examples
  • Offer strategies and tools to help employees become more motivated for effective change, action, and accountability

Each chapter includes a series of powerful and provocative coaching questions for any leader or manager to use immediately in the workplace. 

Coach Your Team by Liz Hall is a practical guide for leaders who want to foster a culture where everyone has a chance to flourish, create and innovate while being happy and more resilient. It draws on cutting-edge, evidence-based techniques in coaching that focus on developing mindfulness and compassion in leaders, their employees and throughout their organisation with case studies of best practice from around the world. It covers everything you need to know to develop your own approach to coaching starting with learning how to coach yourself through to techniques to foster a coaching culture rooted in mindfulness and compassion within your team, and ultimately your organization.

9 Powerful Practices of Really Great Mentors features a set of proven techniques for those who serve as mentors in a variety of contexts, but particularly in the workplace.
The support of a mentor is an integral part of any effort to maximize someone’s full potential. A mentor-protégé relationship has many unique features, which both sides of the relationship need to understand and appreciate. Serving in the role of mentor to protégés involves providing highly individualized guidance from someone with the appropriate background, life, and work experiences and, importantly, an avid interest in helping others reach their life and career goals.


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