Coaching Skills for Peers: Extending InfluenceWritten by CMOE Development Team
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With a peer, a less direct approach is needed. Peer coaching requires asking questions, gaining an understanding of other person’s issues and viewpoints, and identifying areas of shared interest or concern. Peer coaching doesn’t necessarily involve quid pro quo – “I’ll do this, if you’ll do that.” But, peer coaching does involve identifying areas where one team member can be of assistance to another team member, or where combined efforts of team members provide most beneficial results.
As with all coaching skills, most important piece of peer coaching is listening to understand. Learning more about various priorities allows people to identify areas for collaboration, while strengthening relationships and seeing team members as valued individuals. A team member’s greatest untapped resource may be opportunity to reach across boundaries, combine strengths, and achieve personal goals as well as goals of organization.
PEER COACHING REQUIRES:
- Seeing “big picture”
- Asking questions
- Understanding other person’s point of view
- Identifying areas of shared interest/concern
If you would like to read more information on coaching skills for peers, managers, and leaders, please visit CMOE or you can speak with one of our Regional Managers who will be able to answer your questions. You can reach us at (801) 569-3444.
Do You Know How to Interview a Disabled Person? There’s more to it than you think.Written by G. Neil Corp.
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Don’t: • Use terms or statements like "handicap" or "confined to a wheelchair" • Ask about a need for leave or attendance problems because of a disability • Make assumptions about limitations • Lessen expectations or standards • Ask specifically about a disability, such as how an individual became disabled • Ask about medications
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