It may be time to stop coaching your employees if you are a business leader. Making the decision to stop coaching doesn’t mean no coaching will take place, it just means you wont be the one coaching. Hiring a business coach has its many benefits that might cant be achieved by the business leader. A business coach will take the tasks and goals at face value, and is willing to help the employee achieve the goal. As a leader you may have your own agenda, which can stop from effect coaching.
- Every business coach guarantees confidentiality. Business leaders can’t always do that.
- A business coach creates a sense of safety that makes openness easy. But your career-altering power reduces safety and makes openness difficult.
- The leader overpowers the employee’s ideas, goals and concerns. This shuts the employee’s brain down–and produces a state of learned helplessness.
“Unlike the relationship between an employee and an actual business coach, your employer-employee relationship is, let’s say, vertically challenged.”