The Manager’s Role as a Coach

Last Updated on November 28, 2017 / Training & Development


I’m a new manager and I do not understand my role as a coach.  Can you explain how coaching is effective?


Effective coaching is about achieving goals. Coaching helps the employee set realistic goals and identify specific behaviors or steps for meeting them.  As a Manager, you should help to establish guidelines and measures for success and hold the employee accountable for them.  In addition to driving results in order to maximize performance, you should also continue to build the relationship, offer clear expectations while providing support and encouragement. If an employee isn’t meeting your expectations, discipline and coaching can go “hand in hand” if done in a positive way.

A special thanks to Sherry Sims with Black Career Women’s Network for sharing her insight and expertise.

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