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Business Coaching Sessions and Generating Ideas

Idea Generation is a Key Compenent of Business Coaching

One of the primary elements of business coaching is the generation of ideas between the coach and the person or employee receiving the coaching that will help them achieve the ultimate goal of developing themselves and improving their performance in the workplace. Without the generating of ideas, it will be extremely difficult for targets and objectives to be set for the person to work towards between the business coaching sessions. This makes idea generation vitally important to the whole process.

An Employee who is Part of the Goal Setting Process is Much More Likely to Want to Achieve Them

One of the best techniques for generating ideas is to have a constructive two-way dialogue about the issues which the employee faces, and then let them come up with suggestions by themselves. By having them generate ideas, they are much more likely to take ownership of them and be more inclined and more highly motivated to apply themselves to achieving them before the next business coaching session.

The Role of the Business Coach in Idea Generation

Although the business coach may be present primarily to guide, they will often provide valuable input when required. This can include making suggestions as well as discussing the merits of the ideas that are suggested by the employee. It is preferable not to discuss the ideas as they come out, but rather leave the discussion until the end. This is because stopping to talk about each one can be detrimental to the thought process of coming up with suggestions. The best idea sessions should be about coming up with as many ideas as possible to discuss afterwards, some of which will be good and some of which will be bad. The critical issue at this juncture is to come up with the suggestions in the first place before stopping to analyze each of them.



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