These two terms, manage and coach, are frequently used synonymously.
Yet in the workplace, manager and management represents a place in the hierarchy.
Coaching represents a job function related to management positions as they manage people.
So why are managing and coaching used as equals?
Because there is an expectation of managers to coach their people to help boost performance.
Does this mean all managers are good coaches? They are not, but they can learn to be.
Managers are often promoted because of their skills as an employee.
Their experience as a coach has not been tested yet or tested to the degree it will be as a manager.
The new manager needs to learn the skills of coaching – so that they can lead through times of change, challenges and success.
The sooner you help a manager become a good coach, the sooner you create a great leader.