Taking a proactive interest in your employees’ development and careers has never been more important. Technology advances associated with AI and automation combined with the rise of the gig/sharing economies is fast reshaping employment markets. This means many employees will need to develop new skills and contemplate new careers. Soft skills will become a critical capability in the new reality especially for leaders.
Developing the capability to hold effective career conversations with your employees is an exceptional opportunity to build trust and a strong connection with your employees at a time of great change and when they may need your help the most. This is foundational to strong employee engagement, productivity and organisational success. Becoming a career coaching leader will become a requisite skill and should be incorporated into all leaders everyday leadership routine. Career Conversations: how to get the best from your talent pool is a step by step guide into how to become a career coaching leader.
Extract: How Do You Become A Career Coaching Leader?
About Greg Smith
Greg Smith is an expert in the fields of career development, talent management and organisational leadership. He has more than 20 years’ experience as a coach, mentor and consultant, and has led local and international commercial and consulting businesses in numerous senior executive roles. His extensive experience and strong track record of successfully shaping and driving business turnarounds together with expertise in career development, executive coaching and mentoring has assisted numerous leaders to enhance their effectiveness and career satisfaction. A career highlight was co-founding deliberate practice, a highly successful and specialised HR consulting firm, which he headed up as managing partner and chief executive. He holds a Master of Career Development and is a Certified Practising Marketer (CPM).