21 April 2022
When managers are green with inexperience or simply stuck in a rut, leadership coaching is one of the best ways to help solve their challenges, improve their performance, and grow professionally.
However, many employers are not seeing tangible business results from traditional coaching methods. It falls short in guiding leaders to the leadership skills needed to achieve more in fast-paced, hyper-competitive working environments.
This article explains why employers are moving away from traditional leadership coaching and towards Precision Coaching, the science-based method for developing better leaders.
The first three to nine months for a new manager are crucial to their success. It also establishes habits that will likely follow them throughout their career.
Therefore, being able to call upon the assistance of a dedicated coach to work through those tricky initial stages of a management career is invaluable to their progress.
Not only will they be better positioned to identify and apply the right behaviours to lead their team successfully, but they will feel more confident doing so.
Leadership coaching also benefits seasoned leaders. After 10, 15 or 20+ years in management, it’s common for leaders to hit a plateau.
The business demands are likely stiffer than ever before, while workplace norms and tactics are constantly evolving and difficult to keep up with.
Then there’s an ever-increasing set of responsibilities: protecting employee wellbeing, creating an inclusive environment, leading hybrid teams, implementing new technology, and more.
Leadership coaches help leaders close these gaps and ensure they’re prepared to perform at an elite level, regardless of the changing business landscape.
When coaching recipients reported the impact of traditional coaching on their performance, they said it led to a 78% improvement.
But when objective scientific methods were used, the results found that traditional coaching accounted for just a 3.6% increase in performance.
This disparity is partly explained by the perception of many employers and individuals that the chemistry between coaches and learners is pivotal to coaching’s success. Only 8% of performance improvements are explained by the coach-coachee relationship.
Also, traditional coaching tends to focus on problems rather than solutions. Research indicates that approaches that focus on generating solutions to a problem are more effective in helping a coachee achieve their goals.
An overemphasis on exploring the problems can be counter productive, leading to a negative cycle where people tend to see only the problems, or see problems where there are none.
Finally, traditional coaching fails to measurably change behaviour. Instead, managers become awareness of issues, but never develop the practical skills and mindset to take action to solve daily leadership problems.
MindGym’s Precision Coaching methodology delivers results for coaching recipients in as little as four sessions.
Unlike traditional coaching methods, Precision Coaching is developed by behavioural change experts based on what conditions are proven to maximise the performance of coaching recipients.
This scientifically proven framework is based on three core components:
By using MindGym’s Performa app – our one-on-one digital coaching platform – businesses and leaders can reap the benefits of scientifically proven coaching that helps individuals deliver stronger results consistently.
Ready to learn more? Reserve your place on our free webinar showing how your organisation can reap the benefits of Precision Coaching immediately.
Only 8% of performance improvements are explained by the coach-coachee relationship.