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Every leader should have coaching tactics in their toolbox and strive to become
more coach-like, meaning instead of
focusing on doing and fixing, they create a
space for employees to grow and find solutions on their own. Leaders may feel like
they're coaching by giving an employee
the fix, but often they're just advancing
their own personal agendas, such as a
project deadline, rather than seeking the
best fit or solution for the employee.
It's a tough balance, and also a difficult concept for many leaders to put into
practice, especially leaders who would
rather take the frequently more comfortable and quicker route of fixing a person's
problems for them. The leader often gets
a short-term high from providing the fix
at the expense of the long-term growth of
the employee. Personal and professional
growth is a fluid and ever-changing process. Employees are continually growing,
so coaching them can be a bit like trying
to hit a moving target.
Understand that undertaking the
coaching role must be a reciprocal process
- not only must the leader recognize and
be prepared for coaching opportunities,

but the employee also needs to be ready and open to being
coached and, in turn, accept their leader in the role of coach.
Everyone has - at one point or another - worked with someone
they did not particularly like. If an employee does not have trust
or respect for their leader, they likely won't be open to accepting
coaching from that individual. Once a leader has built a strong
relationship with an employee, opportunities for coaching are
endless.
It's important to remember that sometimes coaching is simply
providing an employee with silence; a non-judgmental space to
reflect on the questions they are asking in order to formulate a
solution on their own without the fear of being ridiculed, or told,
"you're wrong." It's about creating a space for someone to think,
process, and acknowledge present opportunities for growth.
The goal of coaching is to quiet the noise around an individual
and create space, allowing them to see what's right in front of
them. Sometimes they discover a solution, sometimes they realize there is an underlying issue that needs to be resolved first,
and sometimes they discover that they already have the answer.

THREE TIPS TO SUCCESSFUL COACHING
1. Become more coach-like. Coaching is difficult. It's hard to
extract oneself and not just try to fix the situation. Being a
coaching leader means recognizing the differences between
fixing, doing and growing. That doesn't mean that sometimes
leaders aren't going to resolve issues. However, it's about
becoming aware of - and being prepared for - the moment
when a coaching opportunity presents itself.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - May/June 2018

Editor’s Note
President’s Message
CEO’s Letter
Nailed It! Celebrating a Century’s Worth of Tools & Equipment
Simonson Says
A Super Bowl: First-of-Its-Kind Innovation Leads to Award-Winning Stadium
AGC in Action
Positive Charge: Rosendin Electric Receives Construction Safety Excellence Award
Chapter Connection
Creating a Culture of Coaching: How to Engage, Retain and Grow Better Employees
Member and Chapter News
Construction Corner
Technology Toolbox
Products & Services Marketplace
Index to Advertisers
2018 Equipment Guide
Constructor - May/June 2018 - intro
Constructor - May/June 2018 - cover1
Constructor - May/June 2018 - cover2
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 3
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 4
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 5
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 6
Constructor - May/June 2018 - Editor’s Note
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 8
Constructor - May/June 2018 - President’s Message
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 10
Constructor - May/June 2018 - CEO’s Letter
Constructor - May/June 2018 - Nailed It! Celebrating a Century’s Worth of Tools & Equipment
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 13
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 14
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 15
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 16
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 17
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 18
Constructor - May/June 2018 - Simonson Says
Constructor - May/June 2018 - A Super Bowl: First-of-Its-Kind Innovation Leads to Award-Winning Stadium
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 21
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 22
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 23
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 24
Constructor - May/June 2018 - AGC in Action
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 26
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 27
Constructor - May/June 2018 - Positive Charge: Rosendin Electric Receives Construction Safety Excellence Award
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 29
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 30
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 31
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 32
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 33
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 34
Constructor - May/June 2018 - Chapter Connection
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 36
Constructor - May/June 2018 - Creating a Culture of Coaching: How to Engage, Retain and Grow Better Employees
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 38
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 39
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 40
Constructor - May/June 2018 - Member and Chapter News
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 42
Constructor - May/June 2018 - Construction Corner
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 44
Constructor - May/June 2018 - Technology Toolbox
Constructor - May/June 2018 - Products & Services Marketplace
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 47
Constructor - May/June 2018 - Index to Advertisers
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 2018 Equipment Guide
Constructor - May/June 2018 - 50
Constructor - May/June 2018 - cover3
Constructor - May/June 2018 - cover4
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