Ep 23: Coaching vs. Directing Your Team as a Leader

Have you ever found yourself eager to jump into “fix it” mode when a team member presents a challenge, craving swift solutions to maintain productivity? The balancing act of when to coach, providing guidance, and when to provide clear direction can be daunting. In this episode, we explore the art of active listening as a leader and how to discern the optimal approach – whether it’s offering solutions or guiding your team members to find their own answers.

You will learn about the significance of self-awareness and emotional regulation in the workplace. I’ll share practical steps to help you recognize when you’re veering towards “fix it” mode and guide you in becoming the kind of leader your team needs in those crucial moments. Remember, it’s all about pausing, taking a breath, assessing the situation, and responding thoughtfully.

What You’ll Learn In Today’s Episode:

  • The importance of self-management.
  • Why you shouldn’t give every single answer.
  • The importance of listening as a leader.
  • Why it is essential to regulate your emotions at work.
  • Steps to take to decide what kind of coaching is necessary.

Ideas Worth Sharing:

Self-awareness is so important as a leader. – Elisia Keown Click To Tweet There are times when jumping into ‘fix it’ mode is appropriate, but there are also times when your team member just needs a listening ear. – Elisia Keown Click To Tweet Assess the situation and decide what kind of coaching is necessary. – Elisia Keown Click To Tweet

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