Positive, Recognise, Inspire, D = ………?

by | Nov 19, 2012 | Communication, Leadership, Relationships (Self and Others)

So far, we have taken steps to motivate people by creating a positive environment, recognising their efforts (rewarding where necessary) and inspiring them by walking our talk and involving them in setting goals. This week we are going take step four and…

Develop People

Your Key Steps Coaching for the week ahead:

P = Create a positive environment. 
R = Recognise and reward.
I  = Involve and inspire.

D = Develop. Development is two-fold. You need to engage in continual self-development and then develop others. It is important to walk your talk and not expect others to be growing if you are not leading the way. Also, remember that empowering people by giving them a voice, involving them and inspiring them is not enough. You must train and coach others (and yourself) to enhance learning ability and performance.

How can you do this? As Brian Tracy says, help people answer one of the greatest questions you will ever ask and answer, “What one skill, if I developed and did it in an excellent fashion, would have the greatest positive impact on my career/life?” As a coach, you must help your people grow and achieve more by inspiring them, asking effective questions and providing feedback. Find the right combination of mentoring, instructor-led training and coaching follow-ups to achieve success. If you need support, book our ‘Performance Management and Coaching’ workshop and we’ll help you…

“be the difference that makes the difference




NOTE: The information in my blog may be freely shared and re-used in any online or offline publication, provided it is accompanied by the following credit line: This was written by Dr Sharon King Gabrielides, and originally appeared in her free bi-weekly  ‘Key Steps Food for Thought Blog’ available on the Key Steps website.

Dr Sharon King Gabrielides, EQ Expert, Founder and CEO

Sharon is a dynamic facilitator, speaker and executive coach with over 25 years’ experience in leadership development and organisational transformation. Her PhD thesis contributed a framework for holistic and sustainable leadership development that was published by Rutgers University in the USA. She is faculty of numerous business schools and highly sought-after by leading corporates because she works hand-in-hand with them to create sustainable results and long-term success. In 2020, Sharon was inducted into the Educators Hall of Fame, which is a lifetime achievement award, recognising excellence and her contribution to the field.

Sharon is one of only three women in South Africa to hold the title of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) – the Oscar of the speaking industry. She is also a COMENSA Master Practitioner (CMP), a qualified Modern Classroom Certified Trainer (MCCT™) and an accredited Global Virtual Speaker. Sharon is also a registered Education, Training and Development Practitioner (ETDP), holds an Honours degree in Psychology and practices as an NLP master practitioner.

Most important to Sharon is that she has become known for her genuinely caring manner, practical and transformational approach, and for providing valuable tools and that allow people to take Key Steps to really… ‘be the difference that makes the difference.’