ILM Leadership and management Essay

4060 Words Dec 9th, 2013 17 Pages


ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management

Assignment 8600-339:

Understanding good practice in workplace coaching

1. Understand the context for effective workplace coaching
1.1 Describe and define the purpose of the workplace coaching?

There are a number of definitions to what coaching is; I feel that I can personally relate to the following definition:
Reference: Coaching for Performance: Sir John Whitmore:
‘Coaching is unlocking a person’s potential to maximise their own performance’.

Coaching allows an individual to ‘unlock’ their potential through use of questioning techniques to find their own solutions and develop
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perfect for the coachee, if not for the coach)
• Ensures that their coaching conversations are based on equality

I feel that an effective coach who can use strong questioning and listening skills can create highly effective coaching experience for the coachee. I am striving through practise and having a self-awareness to improve my coaching skills. I feel that, with my new team, this will strengthen relationships, have a highly engage team who can take ownership of their obstacles and overcome these confidently. I feel that with my increase in knowledge and skills, this will help them learn and develop.

1.4 Explain how coaches should contract and manage confidently to coach ethically.

“90% of conflict comes from misaligned expectations”

If the coach and coachee have different expectations of coaching than problems will arise.
It is essential that the coach explain the purpose of the coaching sessions and checks understanding from individual to enhance trust and bringing quality to the coaching purpose.

Contracting forms the ground rules of the relationship and clarifies focus and allows the coach to measure the effectiveness of each session.

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