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by David Kaisar

Francis Marshall has an article in the Training Journal entitled “The role of coaching in difficult times.” Here are some of the highlights:

[C]oaching’s ability to unleash discretionary performance in the individual…when they are inspired to perform to a higher standard simply because they want to

[C]oaching can play a key role in helping people think clearly and remain focused on their objectives

Coaching is also crucial for helping employees maintain motivation

[C]oaching helps people stay alert to the signals of recovery so that they gear up quickly once the economic corner has been turned

Coaching is also one of the few places where managers can make use of a sounding board away from the everyday pressures of business life.

Coaching can create a place where you think calmly. And when you are calm, you are more creative and make better decisions.

You know where I am going with this. The last one.  I agree, when you are calm, you simply function at a higher level and make better choices. Maybe that calmness comes from managing your time well, maybe it comes from having a confidante you can spill your guts to, maybe it comes from having someone to help you focus your strategic priorities, or wade through the minutia, whatever it takes to keep you relaxed and focused.

Francis Marshall is MD of Cegos UK, part of European L&D company Cegos Group

Dave Kaisar trained at the Coaches Training Institute and certified by the International Coaching Federation. He has worked with dozens of clients to achieve remarkable results, including revenue growth, clearer strategic direction, enhanced leadership, and promotions to positions of greater responsibility. Dave has 20 years of corporate and academic experience and has worked in Finance, Marketing and Project Management. He holds a Doctorate in Linguistics from the University of Chicago, a Masters in Russian from the University of Arizona, and a Bachelors in Finance from Georgetown University. His website is Dark Matter Consulting

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