It is not surprising that coaching skills for leaders can be found in most professional development programs today. Healthcare leaders are passionate about coaching and committed to good patient outcomes. This requires top performance and engagement from staff. Coaching is an effective way to create a culture where employees feel emotionally engaged with their work and want to remain, grow and learn.

This is Why Healthcare Leaders are Passionate About Coaching Skills for Leadership:

  1. Staff development: Ask a good question and staff are prompted to share their thoughts and even challenge their own assumption.
  2. Accountability: When people come up with their own solution they take ownership.
  3. High functioning teams: using coaching skills enhances communication and reduces tensions, leading to better team decision-making.
  4. Communication: when you listen carefully to the response to your questions, staff feel heard and valued.
  5. Effective Feedback: Asking questions to support developmental feedback is less confrontational for the giver and the receiver.
  6. Free up your time: As staff learns to find their own answers, rather than continually come back to you for the solutions, you focus on your top priorities.
  7. Work satisfaction: It feels great to see a person you have coached do better in their tasks, role and for the organization.

If you want to power up your leadership toolbox with coaching skills, you really need to experience coaching first hand. Find an experienced coach, see the impact for yourself, then you are ready to leverage the power of coaching skills.

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