HBR Guide to Coaching Employees

  • 3h 55m 51s
  • Harvard Business Review Press
  • Gildan Media
  • 2022

As a manager in today's business world, you can't just tell your direct reports what to do: You need to help them make their own decisions, enable them to solve tough problems, and actively develop their skills on the job. Whether you have a star on your team who's eager to advance, an underperformer who's dragging the group down, or a steady contributor who feels bored and neglected, you need to coach them: Help shape their goals--and support their efforts to achieve them. In the "HBR Guide to Coaching Employees" you'll learn how to: Create realistic but inspiring plans for growth; Ask the right questions to engage your employees in the development process; Give them room to grapple with problems and discover solutions; Allow them to make the most of their expertise while compelling them to stretch and grow; Give them feedback they'll actually apply; Balance coaching with the rest of your workload.

Arm yourself with the advice you need to succeed on the job, from a source you trust. Packed with how-to essentials from leading experts, the HBR Guides provide smart answers to your most pressing work challenges.

About the Author

Harvard Business Review is the leading destination for smart management thinking. Through its flagship magazine, 13 international licensed editions, books from Harvard Business Review Press, and digital content and tools published on HBR.org, Harvard Business Review provides professionals around the world with rigorous insights and best practices to lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction: Why Coach?
  • Chapter 1 - Shift Your Thinking to Coach Effectively
  • Chapter 2 - Set the Stage to Stimulate Growth
  • Chapter 3 - Earn Your Employees' Trust
  • Chapter 4 - Holding a Coaching Session
  • Chapter 5 - Following Up After a Coaching Session
  • Chapter 6 - Giving Feedback That Sticks
  • Chapter 7 - Enlist Knowledge Coaches
  • Chapter 8 - Coaching Effectively in Less Time
  • Chapter 9 - Help People Help Themselves
  • Chapter 10 - Avoid Common Coaching Mistakes
  • Chapter 11 - Tailor Your Coaching to People's Learning Styles
  • Chapter 12 - Coaching Your Stars, Steadies, and Strugglers
  • Chapter 13 - Coaching Your Rookie Managers
  • Chapter 14 - Coaching Rising Managers to Emotional Maturity
  • Chapter 15 - Coaching Teams