Dr. Kitty Brandal, President and Program Architect
Contact Phone: +1.4192395732
Leaders are coaches. The ability to bring the best version of yourself to work every day, communicate effectively, resolve conflict and confidently handle any situation with finesse and skill are some of the most desirable skills in the workplace today. Technical expertise in a person’s profession is important, but people skills are the most critical skills in our diverse workplace today. Communication is a skill that every team member needs to have, from the most junior staff member to the most senior executive leader.
Topics for discussion:
Communicating with diplomacy
Creating an open culture
Emotional management and remaining calm
Your default communication style
Conflict during communication
Making the tough decisions and being at peace with yourself
Leaders have a vastly influential role to play in optimizing employees’ performance. Coaching at work sounds like some fad, a step up from being the office cheerleader, which is unfortunate. All it really means is helping people get the best out of themselves, which has of course been an essential part of good leadership since the beginning of time. Leaders who have become effective coaches are members of a select group who can call coaching a habit.