I love coaching, but am I good at it? Probably not, based on this quick HBR read on managers' ability to coach. The good news? You can learn, and you can learn quickly with a little time and feedback. I'd wager you'll be a better coach in five minutes if you read this article.
If you take away only one thing here, it’s that coaching is a skill that needs to be learned and honed over time. Fortunately, even a small amount of training can help. Not only does a lack of training leave managers unprepared, it may effectively result in a policy of managers’ reinforcing poor coaching practices among themselves. This can result in wasted time, money, and energy.