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Project Manager as a coach
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Have you practice coaching techniques with your team? what kid of techniques have been useful for coaching teams and members?
as a Project management professional I have identified that coaching is part of the practices I need to use in both cases teams and individually., but sometimes I am feeling crossing cross bounderies in a personal issues and in the functional areas responsibilities. Anny point of view about having coaching sessions as part of your project job?
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Hello Dora,
This is a very interesting Topic .Team building activities will help to develop a more cooperating environments and emotional intelligence (Self aware) as well will help . Every team member is different some members like to be monitored and some others like to be left alone and not bothered as long as you give them a deadline . I think appreciation and empathy always wins and make the team more responsible towards finishing their assigned tasks .
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Jun 12, 2019 9:10 PM
Dora Mejia
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Thanks for your insight. it would be good to know what do you understand as a coaching or being a coach?
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You can not coach people about something you do not have knowledge so you only can coach people about project management (talking about project manager as a coach). Is that is the case then you can apply those techniques.
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Jun 12, 2019 9:12 PM
Dora Mejia
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Thanks sergio. I think we need to do some distintions

1. Mentoing is helping someoe with something you know how to doit. in achieveing an skill
2. COaching is helping individualities and teams to discover theirselves and finding new views about theirselves.
I think you are talking about mentoring and not coaching.
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Agree with Sergio. I have not.
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If we are talking about true coaching, subject matter expertise is not needed as a coach holds up a mirror to the coachee. If you are speaking about mentoring then that is where domain expertise is needed. Regardless, PMs will often find themselves having to adopt both stances whether that be with team members or with other stakeholders.

Kiron
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Jun 12, 2019 9:14 PM
Dora Mejia
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thanks. we need to have clear distintion about mentoing, coaching and therapy. If we are takking about coaching we need to work with the indivduality or team in discoverer theirselves and having new insights. As a project manager you can play both mentor or coach.
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The most important thing you can do as a coach is help people think differently. To learn more about it, read David Rock's "Quiet Leadership".

Any coaching or mentoring has to be based on trust. Trust can be built by exposing ourselves at a personal level.
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Jun 12, 2019 9:16 PM
Dora Mejia
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thanks for comment and suggest the book.
agree with you that trust is a base in both cases mentoring or coaching, but it is mandatory about acting as a coach.
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Hi, I am using broad portfolio of coaching techniques from individual coaching to team coaching. As certified Erickson Coach Proffessional and NLP Master I am using all that can help to improve satisfaction. Critical is trust, rapport, experince...
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Jun 12, 2019 9:17 PM
Dora Mejia
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THanks. you are mentioning specific tools and techniques from coaching.
Rapport.
I would add defining goals and parameters to track your progress is a key skill for a coach.
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Hi Dora,
Indeed, a very interesting topic and dear to my heart as well.
I feel with every change management initiative, coaching is an important part of making sure the initiative is successful. Every time i started a new project, I've made sure coaching and mentoring are part of the approach. Most of the times i learned people are resistant to the change which is, i guess, just human nature. But getting involved and open up to understand the challenges, helped me overcome the resistance and transform the opponent in a partner. And it worked every time.
Obviously, the techniques used need to be adjusted and require great communication, trust, confidence and creating an environment where people feel valued.
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Jun 12, 2019 9:20 PM
Dora Mejia
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Thanks Anca for your points. Mentoring and coaching are keys for a change management strategy. I also consider that in a PM dailybasics relationships with the team members ,coaching techniques can give you a different perspective about your team and creates a safe environment for improving performance and project results as a whole
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Jun 12, 2019 5:18 AM
Replying to DINA MUHAMAD
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Hello Dora,
This is a very interesting Topic .Team building activities will help to develop a more cooperating environments and emotional intelligence (Self aware) as well will help . Every team member is different some members like to be monitored and some others like to be left alone and not bothered as long as you give them a deadline . I think appreciation and empathy always wins and make the team more responsible towards finishing their assigned tasks .
Thanks for your insight. it would be good to know what do you understand as a coaching or being a coach?
Network:777



Jun 12, 2019 5:21 AM
Replying to Sergio Luis Conte
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You can not coach people about something you do not have knowledge so you only can coach people about project management (talking about project manager as a coach). Is that is the case then you can apply those techniques.
Thanks sergio. I think we need to do some distintions

1. Mentoing is helping someoe with something you know how to doit. in achieveing an skill
2. COaching is helping individualities and teams to discover theirselves and finding new views about theirselves.
I think you are talking about mentoring and not coaching.
Network:777



Jun 12, 2019 11:02 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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If we are talking about true coaching, subject matter expertise is not needed as a coach holds up a mirror to the coachee. If you are speaking about mentoring then that is where domain expertise is needed. Regardless, PMs will often find themselves having to adopt both stances whether that be with team members or with other stakeholders.

Kiron
thanks. we need to have clear distintion about mentoing, coaching and therapy. If we are takking about coaching we need to work with the indivduality or team in discoverer theirselves and having new insights. As a project manager you can play both mentor or coach.
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