I have spent the past 2 days facilitating a coaching skills for managers course to a group of inspiring and impressive leaders from the NHS.
Together we have explored how a coaching approach to leadership can transform the way we manage and motivate staff provide high quality care within a culture that can be both compassionate and efficient.
We have discussed that by trusting in peoples’ capacity to succeed breads success.
We have explored how difficult it can be to keep check of out righting reflex and not try to fix every problem for people, but to help them find it from within themselves. However we have also learnt that is ok when we do end trying to solve, as long as we notice it and learn to recognise the urge and think of a question to ask that would be more helpful, next time.
Most of all we have learned that sharing issues and spending some time thinking about what needs our attention is so valuable.
This is the 3rd time I have run this course and every time I enjoy it more and more. I am really looking forward to meeting up with everyone in 2 weeks for day 3.
Applying a coaching approach to leadership takes practice, but is so important in the complex world we live in.
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