107 – A great leader must be a great coach with Karen Morley
Coaching such an important part of leadership. But so many leaders don’t take the time to perfect that skill. Karen Morley is convinced that a great leader has to be a great coach. Karen has delivered assessment, coaching, team and leadership development programs in organisations such as BHP Billiton, KPMG and the University of Melbourne. Karen has a new book out called Lead Like a Coach. In it she reveals how you can be fantastic coach for the people you lead!
Top 5 skills and tips to be a great coach
- Take the 2nd position
- Manage the need for status and power and treat those around you as equals
- Focus on progress. Showing people progress is motivating
- Plan for coaching. Schedule it into your day.
The difference between managers and leadership
When Karen coaches people leaders she creates a distinction between management and leadership. She emphasizes different kinds of authority. You can be a bigger person and a bigger leader if you allow other people to identify solutions.