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Leadership

A coaching approach to line management Logo cgma

  Samantha White |   Free |   AICPA and CIMA |   04 May 2016 |   CGMA Magazine

Employees want more feedback and a more supportive, less directive approach from their bosses. These coaching techniques can help fulfill these demands and develop staff.

Topics covered:
  • Management accounting: Leadership: Coaching & mentoring, Intermediate
  • Employee benefit plan auditing: Leadership: Coaching & mentoring, Intermediate
  • Governmental auditing: Leadership: Coaching & mentoring, Intermediate
  • Financial accounting & reporting: Leadership: Coaching & mentoring, Intermediate
  • Assurance: Leadership: Coaching & mentoring, Intermediate
  • Not-for-profit: Leadership: Coaching & mentoring, Intermediate
  • IT management & assurance: Leadership: Coaching & mentoring, Intermediate
  • Firm practice management: Leadership: Coaching & mentoring, Intermediate
  • Tax: Leadership: Coaching & mentoring, Intermediate
  • Forensic & valuation services: Leadership: Coaching & mentoring, Intermediate
  • Fair value measurement: Leadership: Coaching & mentoring, Intermediate
  • Personal financial planning: Leadership: Coaching & mentoring, Intermediate

2 Comments/Reflections

Karen Marsden

Karen Marsden Sep 2018

From reading this article it confirms that the Directive approach isn't always suitable to use for certain individuals and the coaching style of line management is proven to be far more effective in getting the best out of people.  The article reminds of learning about situational leadership and when best to apply the different approaches.

I feel that I take a coaching approach with my teams as it tends to make them feel more involved in the decision making process and it becomes more of a team effort and collaborative approach rather than a dictatorship whereby it could result in resistance.
David Williams

David Williams May 2016

Useful article, adding to existing knowledge in coaching.
Helpful reminder of how to further develop my skills, bith in work and wider life.
Keen to develop relationships and see team grow in their roles but also need to maintain overview and control.