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Be Direct When Giving Feedback

Asking Questions in Business Coaching

The asking of questions can be a powerful weapon in the business coaching armoury as it stimulates the thought processes of employees and encourages them to come up with solutions to queries themselves rather than disturbing the manager and taking up their valuable time. Obviously they still need to be approached when a major issue occurs, but there will be many smaller queries for which the employee could deal with themselves rather than bothering the manager with it to seek an answer.

For those managers who are utilising business coaching processes to develop their employees, it is important that they only use the questioning techniques at appropriate times, for example when engaging in constructive two-way discussions or idea generation with them.

Feedback Needs to be Clear and Direct

One situation where it is not particularly appropriate is in the giving of feedback to an employee. In these cases, it is important that managers give feedback which is clear and definitive to avoid misunderstandings and ambiguity. The manager needs to provide clear observations on the performance of the worker. After they have done this they can then begin discussions to hear the employee's point of view and engage in two-way dialogue to generate ideas and plans for the future, but in the actual giving of feedback, either positive or negative, it will be necessary to provide the feedback in a clear and direct manner.



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Related Courses

Please see below for some business coaching courses and qualifications which you may be interested in:

ILM Level 7 Qualifications in Executive Coaching and Mentoring

The ILM Level 7 Qualifications in Executive Coaching and Mentoring are designed for senior leaders/managers (or those working in a training and development role) who are regularly coaching or mentoring at a senior level.

It is for those executive coaches who wish to accredit, validate or enhance their skills with an internationally-recognised executive coaching qualification.

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ILM Level 5 Qualifications in Coaching and Mentoring

Based on our extensive work and experience with leaders, both in the private and public sectors, this ILM Level 5 Coaching and Mentoring programme has been designed to develop the capability of leaders to positively impact the performance of individuals and teams.

This programme has been created to sharpen a leader's skills - enabling them to balance control, commitment and empowerment through productive conversations with individuals and teams.

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Master Coaching Diploma from the BCF Group

This course enables participants to develop their understanding of executive coaching and mentoring, to explore the underpinning psychological theories of coaching and to practise and apply their skills within a non-directive, non-judgemental framework.

At the BCF Group, we use a powerful blend of coaching concepts and practical skills-based development to support the enhancement of executive coaching and leadership mentoring skills in an organisation.

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Advanced Coaching Certificate from the BCF Group

Based on our extensive work and experience with leaders, both in the private and public sectors; this course has been designed to develop the capability of leaders to positively impact the performance of individuals and teams. We are experts at unlocking peak performance.

Coaching and mentoring improves relationships, performance and engagement. This programme has been created to sharpen a leader's skills - enabling them to balance control, commitment and empowerment through productive conversations with individuals and teams.

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