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Top 10 Criteria for Choosing a Coaching Approach

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1 So you've decided to make coaching a part of your organization. How do you decide which coaching model to choose? Here are 10 criteria to consider when choosing a coaching approach that will work for your organization. This whitepaper is an expansion of a blog post based on a buyer's experience purchasing and implementing a coaching program in his organization. Does the approach have personal application? 47% of employees 1 say that problems in their personal lives sometimes affect their work performance. Almost half say it makes it hard for them to concentrate at work. A good coaching mindset acknowledges that sometimes the best way to solve a work productivity issue is to first solve problems outside of work. A versatile coaching framework can help managers coach for solutions at home or at work. And a problem-solving formula that cuts to the heart of how we make decisions can have universal applications. A senior vice president at a Fortune 500 company once told us: "If you can help our people solve their personal problems, we know they will be better, more focused employees on the job." How much does it cost? According to the Human Capital Institute, organizations with strong coaching cultures report revenue 34% above their industry peer group. Direct reports of effective coaching outperform their colleagues by 25% and stay 40% longer 2 . 80% of HR leaders 3 see coaching as a key leadership practice. We live in the real world, where costs do impact buying decisions; price will always be a part of a buying decision. Coaching is designed to remove distractions and open people up to new options. A popular coaching question is: "If anything were possible, what might you do?" Viewing coaching as a management must-have changes what you see as possible. Nothing moves the "results and culture needle" faster than coaching. When The Harvard Business Review 4 interviewed hundreds of coaches, one thing was clear: coaching is an essential tool for achieving business goals. It's more than just a nice-to- have. 10 TOP 10 Criteria for Choosing a Coaching Approach 9 "If you can help our people solve their personal problems, we know they will be better, more focused employees on the job." "...strong coaching cultures report revenue 34% above their industry peer group." 1 https://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/employee-facing-personal-problems-heres-what-to-do.html 2 4 Ways Coaching Benefits the Bottom Line Infographic 3 Core Coaching Characteristics eBook 4 https://hbr.org/2015/05/4-reasons-managers-should-spend-more-time-on-coaching

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