This is second in a series of cross posts from TMS Online, Talent Management Solutions’ web based repository of HR and talent management related tools and resources for the small to mid-market organization. These writings are intended for a business audience, but the content relates well to endurance multisport as well. Follow this link for more information about TMS Online and Talent Management Solutions.
Business leaders and sports coaches alike are striving for a win. The end result may be a National Title or beating your competitor in sales volume and customer satisfaction, but either way, coaching provides invaluable support toward enhancing the performance level of an individual or a team.
So how does coaching apply to business? Coaching is about facilitating goal attainment through performance improvement. By leveraging the raw talent of the athlete or team of athletes, a coach develops a structured skill development plan that drives the athlete to their ultimate goal, whether it’s running a new personal best or winning the national tournament. Coaches also keep the individual or team accountable to the performance improvement process and on track with their execution at “game time”.
Compare this approach to the basic expectations of a manager:
- Recruiting individuals to do the work
- Assigning responsibilities
- Managing priorities
- Delivering Results
Does your business have goals? What if your managers were equipped to identify and hire raw talent, coach them to their personal best in performance, and maintain accountability for working toward those goals?
Turn your managers into Master Coaches!
- Recruit and develop talent for current and future needs
- Leverage talent and experience for specific tasks/duties
- Define the goals (wins)
- Attain goals and improve performance
Don’t just show up to the game. TMS can help you define a framework for building your coaching strategy using our TMS Competency Model. Choose the skills, experience levels, and attitudes that best leverage a win for your business and focus on developing a team that can step up to the competition, even during tournament time!