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Transitioning from individual contributor to people manager brings a seismic shift. Honing an entirely new skillset to lead teams requires formal training and experiential development. All too often, managers feel unprepared yet get little active guidance. They default to mimicking past managers—perpetuating bad habits.

This lack of coaching to nurture management acumen leaves managers ill-equipped in critical areas like conflict resolution, performance management, influence, and team development. Organizations pay the price through chronically disengaged employees, high attrition, and missed objectives. But when managers receive high-impact coaching, a night and day difference emerges.

The Case for Coaching Classroom-style management training lays theoretical foundations, but real skill-building happens through practice with feedback. Coaching provides focused, individualized attention to apply learnings in the context of measurable growth.

Unlike passive training, coaching takes an active, hands-on approach with managers:

  • Observing actual interactions with reports and teams
  • Jointly setting behavioral change goals
  • Brainstorming approaches and then evaluating what worked
  • Roleplaying challenging scenarios
  • Providing recommendations and accountability

This insider guidance cements productive habits to drive lasting improvement.

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