By Vicki Bennett
My client was expanding her business, taking on new team members at an alarming rate and I was supporting her to change the business culture to a growth mindset. She asked me for my elevator pitch; this pitch explains what I do in one clear, unambiguous statement. I was ready: I help people match their behaviour to their Vision.
One of the most powerful, potent tools I have implemented with clients is the 1 on 1 Business Coaching program. This tool ticks all the professional development, continuous improvement and learning boxes to keep teams fresh, flexible, fluid, able to respond, plan and meet the challenges of consumer focus. It is also generates a reality check for matching behaviour to Vision.
1. Are your leaders communicating effectively with their teams?
2. Have you crafted a safe environment to give feedback about what is and isn’t working?
3. Do you have a way of measuring behaviour against goals and Vision?
4. Is your business pro-active about customer focus?
1 on 1 Business Coaching supports your team in all four of these vital elements.
It’s easy to get caught up in the doing of things, the ‘what’, ‘when’ and ‘who’ of a project or task. 1 on 1 Business Coaching explores the ‘why’ and ‘how’ aspects of work, role and responsibility which usually aren’t discussed in the everyday processes of reporting and reviewing. It considers areas of personal attitude and behaviour, and encourages daily skills development.
This easy to use, hands-on instrument allows team members to evaluate progress with their goals, action and behaviour with a mentor/coach/team leader on a regular basis and develops insights and challenges for action. Through self-knowledge and shared focus, 1 on 1 Business Coaching equips and empowers participants for growth and change and regularly shines the light on individual team members, acknowledging their value.
When people feel they are listened to they are more loyal, receptive to change, open to learning and more productive. They become the champions of their work environment.
When things go wrong in a business, a common explanation is, ‘But my intention was good’. And that may well be true, but it’s behaviour we believe every time, not intention. Intention without matching behaviour can sabotage business Vision in a heartbeat.
This research-validated learning and development tool offers a safe environment to share ideas and develop skills. Team members discover how to better connect and effectively work with each other – and with customers.
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Vicki Bennett is an author and corporate trainer. For over three decades she has been providing corporate training in Australia, and internationally. Vicki has written 28 books, including The Effective Leader, I’ve Found the Keys Now Where’s the Car? I’ve Read the Rules, Now How Do I Play the Game? Signposts for Life, and Life Smart. Read more.
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