Coaching as a Powerful Leadership Tool
Anyone in a supervisory role in academia or industry: faculty, department chairs, deans, senior administrators, business managers, or executives.
Intelligence and technical expertise contribute to making a successful scientist, but they are often not sufficient for strong and effective leadership. One of the most effective leadership skills involves coaching employees’ behaviors. Developing strong coaching skills and recognizing when to coach rather than manage or mentor is critical to good leadership. This hands-on workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to recognize their leadership strengths and to consider how to leverage them for maximum effectiveness. It will also allow participants to learn and practice 2 key coaching skills: active listening and asking powerful questions. Participants will also develop an action plan for continued practice of these skills in their work environments.