Coaching Difficult Employees

Part of being a manager means mentoring and coaching an employee to cecome successful at their job; whether that means keeping them on track or getting them back on track after they have de-railed. But some employees aren’t always open to being “helped”.  The article, “Four Tips for Coaching Difficult Employees,” by Jodi Beuder offers 4 tips for dealing with these types of people.  They are…
  • Stick to the facts instead of being subjective
  • Do you’re homework to get some insight as to why they are having difficulty before confronting them
  • Publicly praise, privately criticize or correct
  • Have an “open-door” policy

The article goes into further detail on how to employ these techniques and why they are important to keep in mind.