Leadership and management

4 Essential coaching and mentoring skills for strong leadership

Discover the 4 critical Coaching and Mentoring competencies which directly benefit you and your team, both personally and professionally.

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Discover the 4 critical Coaching and Mentoring competencies which directly benefit you and your team, both personally and professionally.

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Coaching and Mentoring provide a unique opportunity for individuals to confidentially discuss their challenges with someone that can guide their thinking, goal-planning and actions to ensure they are performing at their highest level.

Both disciplines are firmly established as critical management and leadership competencies, with organisations such as HP, IBM, Dyson and others having embedded them at the forefront of their training, change management and culture agenda.

According to Integral, traditional “command and control” management is no longer effective. Today’s environment requires rapid response, leveraged creativity, resilience, and higher levels of performance in order to remain competitive.

Coaching and mentoring is ideal in this respect, supporting employee career/professional development and satisfaction, which aids retention and reduces churn.

Staff who are coached rather than managed to performance are more committed to and invested in the outcomes of their work and achievement of organizational goals.

Coaching also has a significant impact on culture. As Barbara Greene of Career Partners International says, “Aligned business strategy, optimal people performance, and knowledge management all come together in a coaching culture and result in better communication, conflict resolution, trust and engagement”.

During this practical webinar, you will develop the 4 top skills and strategies to implement Coaching and Mentoring with your teams and organisation – as well as improving personal performance and self-awareness. 

Who should attend?

Managers (current and aspiring) and leaders who:

  • Are already bought in to a coaching and mentoring practice and want to hone their skills.
  • Want to add to their core skillset and develop critical competencies that positively impact their personal and professional lives in a measurable way.
  • Understand that a people-first approach works best, especially given today’s climate.
  • Value coaching and mentoring as an important, flexible communication tool.

How will I benefit?

• Use the 4 critical levers discussed to become an even better manager, leader, coach, mentor and team member.
• Understand how each supports greater self-awareness in yourself and others, and the benefits.
• Better spot coach and mentor others using robust, proven strategies to drive greater productivity and engagement.
• Apply these skills in your day to day, and know how to measure success and impact.

“A one-unit increase in curiosity (for instance, a score of 6 rather than 5 on a 7-point scale) was associated with 34% greater creativity”. Study by INSEAD’s Spencer Harrison
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Key topics

• Why coaching and mentoring are critical to business survival.
• The importance of trust and its place in the coaching and mentoring relationship.
• The reason why curiosity is classed the number one behaviour and skill by today’s top global management thinkers, and how to develop it. 
• The one skill guaranteed to deliver lasting personal and team change.
• How to apply and measure the impact of the 4 levers discussed.


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Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach 4 Essential coaching and mentoring skills for strong leadership.

  • Phill Slater

    Phill Slater

    A senior level Executive Coach, business owner, organisational development practitioner and Learning & Development Consultant with more than two decades of experience working with business leaders across multiple industries in more than 20 countries.

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