Posts Tagged "coach"

How to Mentor Someone Who Doesn’t Know What Their Career Goals Should Be 

Posted on July 12th, 2018 by The Learning Factor

“Tell me about your career goals.” How often have you said this to a person you’re managing or mentoring, only to get a blank stare in return? Perhaps the person confides that they don’t know what their goals should be, or even whether there are opportunities to advance at your company. How do you begin to provide support?

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Help them focus on transferable skills instead.

This Is The Link Between Employee Motivation And Their Manager’s Mental State

Posted on August 25th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

To effectively lead and motivate employees, you don’t need charisma and a grand vision. Research from Michigan State University (MSU) found that being a successful boss was more about mind over matter.

 

The study, published in the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, found that a leader’s focus, or mind-set, affects his or her own behavior, which in turn affects employees’ motivation. And the good news is that your mind-set can be changed to produce certain outcomes from workers, from creativity to loss prevention.

 

“Effective leadership may be based in part on a leader’s ability to recognize when a particular mental state is needed in their employees and to adapt their own mental state and their behaviors to elicit that mind-set,” says Brent Scott, MSU professor of management and study coauthor. “Part of the story here is that you don’t have to be Steve Jobs to be an effective leader. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to managing.”

 

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Effective leaders don’t have to be charismatic, but a certain mind-set is required.

The 1 Question All Your Employees Wish You Would Ask

Posted on June 26th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Having a discussion with your employees or manager about job performance is never an easy feat. If executed incorrectly, the process could produce counteractive results. Managers have to find ways to provide both motivation and constructive criticism, and employees have to share individual goals underneath the scrutiny of their bosses.

 

However, what if you could knock down these obstacles with a single process? A system that created a platform for managers to discuss improvement opportunities, and one question that encouraged employees to be open with their managers. Well, you’re in luck. One such process and question exists. First, let’s take a look at the process: 360 feedback.

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Employee dev2elopment conversations can be scary. These two approaches can help ease the nerves of all parties involved.