We coach employees to make them better, and to correct unacceptable performance. In both cases, there are four things you, as a “coach” must do to make coaching bring out behavioral change.
The Four Things Coaching Must Be
Immediate – You can’t put off coaching discussions.
Foreseeable – Your expectations must be clear, so no one is surprised. Ever.
Consistent – You can’t give corrective feedback sometimes, and then other times turn a blind eye.
Impersonal – You can’t talk to some employees about poor performance, but sit back and let some employees make the same mistakes. Doing this makes you seem unfair, and this spells big problems.