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Gone are the days when a leader's role was just to supervise, get things done, and remain unbiased and ethical. As times have changed, it has become equally important to develop other skills to meet the challenges that come with the multi-faceted role of a leader. One such skill is that of Coaching and Mentoring. While mentoring focuses on achieving organisational goals, coaching serves to improve employee performance to continually accomplish those goals. Knowing when and how to mentor is essential for all leaders to drive their organisations to greater heights.
- Maximising employee potential - Employee performance is improved, which in turn positively impacts organisational performance.
- High employee retention - When employees feel they have the latest skills and knowledge, they feel connected to the organisation.
- Prepares employees for challenges - When employees skills are polished from time to time, their potential increases and they are prepared to meet challenges under pressure, crisis and change, leading to better business results.
- Improves the work environment- Helps to understand the reasons behind employees mistakes and frustrations. This knowledge helps them deal with employee issues more maturely, creating a more positive, energetic work environment.
- Improve communication skills: It is important to keep the lines of communication open, transparent and concise to deal with underperforming employees, provide feedback that leads to positive change, and promote collaboration and teamwork.
Mentoring can occur between professionals at different levels, peers or people in completely different careers. It can be formal or informal. For example, arranging formal mentoring for new employees, where they are matched with managers and leaders in the company. Career pathways include but are not limited to a business coach, head coach, Senior specialist director, Senior director, CEO, executive coach, personal mentor and career mentor.
There is more than meets the eye. The role of a mentor or coach ranges from that of a cheerleader, role model, organiser, planner, facilitator and advisor. Most of the responsibility relies on how effectively they perform their role in coaching and mentoring. The more talented, engaged and productive their people are, the greater the chance of reaping the associated benefits. The first step you can take today is to build your coaching and mentoring skills by enrolling in a programme.
You can either opt for a regular course in coaching and mentoring, which offers training and other benefits or enrol on a distance learning course like a Diploma in Leadership if you find it challenging to complete a full-time or regular course. At the School of Business and Technology London, we offer the Level 7 Diploma in Leadership Coaching and Mentoring for business leaders.
The Level 7 Diploma in Leadership Coaching and Mentoring is aimed at individuals with extensive professional experience as a team leader or in a similar role. The qualification aims to provide senior managers with basic coaching and mentoring skills to inspire their lower-level employees. It helps to understand how coaching and mentoring strategies can be developed and implemented to improve the effectiveness of the workforce in the organisation. Upon completing this programme, the learners can aspire to higher positions in the organisation.
If you are a senior leader responsible for developing and implementing coaching and mentoring strategies in your organisation, or someone who wants to expand your skills in improving employee productivity at any level of the organisation, the Level 7 Diploma is for you.
The CMI Diploma is offered by the School of Business & Technology London and awarded by the CMI. CMI is the only professional certification body committed to ensuring the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. CMI qualifications are aimed at managers and leaders at all levels. More than 100,000 managers use CMI's unique services every day. It remains the only awarding body which can award Chartered Manager status - the ultimate management accolade.
The qualifications awarded by CMI are globally recognised and can boost your career prospects.
School of Business & Technology London is dedicated to offering professional diploma courses in various disciplines via blended and online learning. The qualifications offered at SBTL are internationally recognised and accredited by leading Ofqual.gov.uk regulated awarding bodies such as CMI, QUALIFI, British Computer Society (BCS), OTHM, ILM (City & Guilds) and TQUK. SBTL strives to provide quality education and transform students' skills, knowledge, and abilities to increase their employability in a fast-paced business world.
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