Coaching talent is hard but program directors who lead a team need to do it. The best do it often. And it doesn’t have to be confrontational. Coaching sessions should include plenty of praise for positive behavior. Add a little well-timed advice to strengthen skills and it’s a winning combination. But many aircheck sessions turn into combat. And that’s not productive. Here are 7 talent coaching skills every programmer should have.
In this article, I summarize the 7 talent coaching skills every manager in radio should work on. Including:
- How to establish mutual respect as a foundation for effective communication.
- Overcoming talent’s natural insecurities.
- Why leaders always seek to reduce fear.
- How to create a relationship of collaboration and support.