In the world of small business, feedback and coaching is a regular part of the scenery. It comes from clients, customers, co-workers and social media forums. Sometimes we hear things of a positive nature and sometimes we hear the opposite. On the same token, we give feedback and coaching on a daily basis as well. This is in the form of sharing our opinions, thoughts, and advice for improvements.
How you deliver coaching and feedback makes all the difference in the world as to whether or not it will actually be heard. Are you being diplomatic in nature? Or are you using force? If you are coaching someone, are you talking to them – or at them?
Ask yourself this question, “How Coachable Am I?” How do you receive feedback and coaching? Are you open to it? What techniques do you respond to? Taking a look at how you receive it may enable you to better deliver it. Check out this article over at Business On Main, “How Coachable Are You:”
“Not surprisingly, entrepreneurs aren’t always the easiest coaching candidates. And yet, ask pretty much any executive, and they’ll likely be able to tell you things they would like to improve about themselves and/or their company in a heartbeat. Most of us also realize that we probably have blind spots — areas for improvement that we are not even aware of.”
We’d like to hear your coaching tips. Provide a short tip to other small business owners for how to successfully coach:
- new employees or existing employees
- business associates
Any kind of coaching tip in a business context or setting is eligible. Any approach to coaching that has worked well for you is eligible.
How to enter: Just leave a comment below with your coaching tip (and your Twitter username) by the end of day on April 5, 2012. Our team of BizSugar moderators will pick the tip that resonates best.
The Prize: The winner will receive a $100 gift card to Amazon!
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