Forbes: Leaders Who Coach Improve Employee Well-Being And Build Strong RelationshipsJune 11, 2021 by Lemos Kelly

June 8, 2021 / by Tony Gambill

SDT is highlighted in this Forbes article describing how leading through coaching is an important tool for building strong employee relationships and improving employee well-being.

One of the primary skills leaders need to develop is to “stop telling” and focus on “leading through coaching”. This strategic mindset shift for leaders comes from an understanding and realization that success in their role is not defined by being the team’s best problem-solver. Success as a leader is all about empowering others, developing employees, and building strong relationships for ongoing team success.

Making the shift from “leading through telling” to “leading through coaching” helps create an environment where employees feel valued, empowered, and motivated—all key ingredients for improved well-being, and performance. Leaders who are effective coaches regularly ask their employees two types of coaching questions.