In any industry it can be frustrating to encounter a gap in knowledge or skills, and it may feel like entering the ring without proper training. Whether you find a gap in your individual skills or you discover your employees might be lacking in a particular skill set, closing that gap is imperative for personal and professional growth (and sometimes it’s necessary for safety—can you imagine going up against a trained fighter without any experience of your own? Yikes).
When you discover a skill gap in yourself or in people you manage, what is the best way to address it? Some people may recommend additional education (always a good idea), others may suggest mentoring (also a great idea), and some might ignore the gap altogether (not a good idea). Improving skills should be a lifelong pursuit, and additional instruction through formal education or mentoring is a great way to go about it. One such way to combine education and mentoring is through finding a personal coach.
We’re all familiar with the role of a coach. Coaches help lead individuals or teams to greatness through measured, detailed instruction. The idea of a professional athlete not having a coach (and many times more than one coach) is unfathomable, and the same could be said for anyone in any professional endeavor. Coaches help us, and can help our teams, close those skills gaps and improve our performance dramatically. Guess what else coaches do? They recognize and inspire the people they lead!
To inspire you in your journey of professional and personal growth Awardco has teamed with one of the best professional coaches in the world to provide insights into coaching and how to implement coaching principles in work and in life. On November 13th 2019 we will welcome four-time New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author Roger Connors to our webinar series to share with us how coaching and recognition can close any skills gaps you may have personally or in your organization.
Roger was ranked by the Top 30 Global Gurus as one of the world’s top 10 organizational culture professionals in 2018, and has co-authored the most extensive body of knowledge on workplace accountability ever written. We are delighted to have him join us for this free webinar to share research, insights, and answer questions about how coaching and recognition can change the culture of your organization.