Counseling To Coaching

28 Dec

Several recent blogs have focused on the importance of developing an effective feedback style in building managerial and leadership competence.  A frequently used synonym for feedback is counseling.  Progressive counseling is a change tool for working with non-performing employees.  Some employee handbooks also label this progressive discipline, this is a harsh term and implies punishment.  Punishment doesn’t usually improve performance, it just makes people angry and stupid.

Counseling/feedback blend into another important tool in the capable manager’s repertory: coaching.  My fellow “Owl,” Gale has written a lively article that clearly illustrates this blend.  Go to this article first.

More about coaching and progressive counseling in the next weeks.

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