Becoming a more coachable employee is a hot topic right now. Many employees are looking for ways to ensure they are coachable to improve the value they can add to their company and reach their professional goals. With the end of the year approaching quickly, now is an excellent time to position yourself for career success in 2021. So, here is what you can do to be a more coachable employee.
What is coachability
To become a more coachable employee, you first need to understand what coachability is. Coachability is essentially being someone that is “Receptive to feedback, to receiving constructive criticism, and will use that feedback and constructive criticism to improve her or his workplace performance.”
Employees that are not coachable often deflect, fail to accept responsibility, make excuses, and, ultimately, have a bad attitude. Thus, being coachable is all about your attitude and being open-minded.
Have an open mind
If you genuinely want to become coachable, you must keep an open mind. And to do that, you must agree to be coachable. A manager or someone else you work with cannot just force you into it – you must want to be coached. That means you and your mentor or manager have to agree on what and how you will be taught. If you are forced into a coaching situation, you will likely disregard whatever they are trying to teach you. It has to be sincere from both parties if you want to be a more coachable employee.
Step outside your comfort zone
To be coachable is to be willing to be uncomfortable at times. If you really want to pursue a goal or learn something new, you must be ready to step outside your comfort zone. Learning something new isn’t supposed to be easy or comfortable, and you must be willing to push yourself to become more coachable.
Actor Dan Stevens sums this up really well: “The comfort zone is the great enemy to creativity; moving beyond it necessitates intuition, which in turn configures new perspectives and conquers fears.”
Therefore, if you are serious about being a more coachable employee and growing as a professional, you must be willing to leave that bubble of comfort and strive for greatness.
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When you think about it, the new year is a great time to make resolutions. You get to start off the year fresh, and it’s a perfect time to take initiative and fall in love with your job again! As the year goes on, New Year’s resolutions fall to the wayside but making positive changes at work can be easy to keep. A great attitude, organization, and holding yourself accountable are just a few of the many things you can do this year that will improve your work!
Here are nine ways to help you achieve more at work in 2019.
It’s always easy to say things like, “this year I’m going to be happier.” But there are certain steps we all must take to achieve this, and one of them is staying positive. At work, a positive attitude can change a lot of things for you. It can help you get along with co-workers who can be a struggle. It can help you be someone who tries to make every day count no matter what happens.
And the biggest one is it helps you enjoy what you’re doing more. Attitude is a huge part of feeling like you’ve made a difference and accomplished something. Without it, work, no matter how much you like it, can be something you dread. And in 2019 that’s not what anyone wants!
Keeping yourself more organized with work will help you in more ways than you think. It will help you accomplish projects sooner, be able to take on more responsibilities, and feel less stressed when things get busy. Being able to keep things organized well is a step that will show your appreciation for your job and your willingness to go over and beyond to get things accomplished.
Hold yourself accountable. When you make a mistake, take the blame. When you didn’t finish a project by its deadline, or you know you will need more time, tell someone. Being accountable is a huge step that employers want to see in an employee. No matter good or bad, if you’re accountable for what you have promised to do, you will be very successful.
Take Credit for your Accomplishments
When you achieve something, help the company reach a goal, or win an award, take credit for it. Staying humble is an important part of any job but don’t let your hard work go unnoticed. If you’ve put in tons of time for something, it’s okay to be proud and show it off. If you worked hard and won an award don’t shy away from sharing it with your network. Accomplishments are something everyone strives to have. Granted, you don’t always want to be recognized for the little things. But, instead of shying away from the recognition, take credit for what you’re rightfully deserving of it.
Setting goals is a great way to hold yourself accountable not only for work but for 2019. We all have things we can work on and that are weaknesses, especially at work. So, taking the time to write down the goals you really want to achieve and how you will accomplish them only helps you be more successful. And by writing them down, you’re more likely to accomplish them.
Sometimes going over and beyond your duties can make an impact on not only your company but yourself in general. Helping others at work shows your initiative to want to make the company better as a whole. It demonstrates that you’re a team player who helps your team and company accomplish more. A great leader is one who wants to see their team succeed. So, if you’re wanting a change of pace or to really move up in your company do more than what is expected of you.
Push Yourself and Your Team
No matter if you’re the manager, team lead, or just your average Joe, you have the capability to make a direct impact on your team and your company. By pushing yourself you will help others strive to be better too. The impact you have is greater than you think, especially when it comes to achieving goals and accomplishing them as a team unit.
Step out of your Comfort Zone
It’s easy to stay within your comfort zone at work. You know what you need to accomplish and what keeps you getting a good job from your boss. But by stepping outside your comfort zone you not only set yourself up for success, but you also help push yourself to achieve more and be a better employee. At times, you can feel like your extra and hard work may go unnoticed but by doing this, you’re allowing yourself to reach your full potential. And that will never go unnoticed.
Say Yes More and No Less
When you’re in a position you enjoy and at a company you love, saying yes more and no less will tremendously impact your time there. Not only will it help you move up the ladder quicker, but it will also get you noticed by those who matter. Helping and being present to always do what you need to do even if it’s extra work is rare to find nowadays. So, if you try implementing this technique in 2019, it will surely help you accomplish and receive kudos you never thought you’d receive this year.
Starting off the new year right at work is important. It provides a clean slate for you to make improvements and it gives you the chance to really hold yourself to a higher bar. Because you will only achieve what you set your mind to. We’re wishing you a great year and we hope these tips help you be more successful at work in 2019!
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