Behaviour change is tricky. We need to work on culture. The language, skills and behaviours we seek to implement will need to be in tune with the environment in which we want to see the change in behaviour implemented.
There is real evidence that investment in Coaching does improve performance results. However effective coaching requires time, proper investment, and specialist coaching skills. In a two part article Robin shares some of the difficulties and problems which can hinder effective coaching.
For those charged with implementing change it can seem easy to say 'we need better training' as though a magic marker can be wielded like a magic wand and all will be well again. But is more training what we really need?
The approaches which have genuine merit tend to a certain rootedness. We may seem more sophisticated but certain truths hold good: