Employee Development & Coaching

Definition: Facilitating and supporting the professional growth of others.

Effective employee development and coaching facilitates the professional growth of others. Successful leaders create more leaders. As a leader, your job is to help others recognize their natural talents and develop those into strengths, while acknowledging and neutralizing their weaknesses. In this section, you will learn more about development tools, such as the four primary competencies of coaching: listening, creating awareness, planning and managing progress.

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Cultivating the Millennials on Your Team

By Davina Ware • 5 min read

When Millennials are leveraged well, they can create momentum for a thriving culture and a successful business.

The Impact of TCL Coaching

By Dr. Jeremy Graves • 1 min

Dr. Jeremy Graves recounts a coaching session and the impact of leadership coaching not only on a person's career but on their personal life as well.

Ask a Coach: How Can I Get My Team to Bring Solutions?

By Dr. Evans Baiya • 14 min

Technology and Innovation Specialist Dr. Evans Baiya advises a leader on how to encourage their team to being new ideas and solutions to the problems they're seeing in the company. 

What’s Not to Like?

By Dr. Lisa Aldisert • 1 min read

Even if managers take as little time as an hour a week on employee development, the return on investment will be visible within a short period of time.

Ask a Coach: Did I Promote Them Too Soon?

By Mindy Bortness • 10 min

TCL Faculty and Leadership Coach Mindy Bortness gives feedback to a manager who promoted an employee who isn't performing well in their new role.

Are You Covering Up for Weak Performance?

By Dr. Lisa Aldisert • 2 min read

Some managers fall into the trap of stepping in and bailing out their lower performing employees. This isn’t a good idea.

Ask a Coach: How Can I Bring My Team Up to Speed?

By Whit Mitchell • 16 min

TCL Faculty and Executive Coach Whit Mitchell provides candid feedback to a manager who may have prematurely promoted an employee.

Suspending Judgment is a Key Leadership Skill

By Dr. Francis Eberle • 3 min read

One of my clients recently had difficulty letting go of some unfair comments from her supervisor. The comments were harsh because the supervisor thought the wor

7 Powerful Results of Nuturing Innovation

By Dr. Evans Baiya

In my work, I hear a lot of reasons why people don't engage in innovation: "That's not part of my job description." "I'm not and idea person." "Innovation doesn