Try 2 + 2 Coaching, a concept described by Marc Effron of the Talent Strategy Group in his article, “The Hard Truth About Effective Performance Management.” Effron, somewhat harshly, encourages leaders to radically simplify how they lead their people and to narrow their focus to what really works. Clear, direct feedback on progress against important goals – “while taking the least amount of managerial time!”
To do 2 + 2 Coaching you:
- Have one 15 minute conversation each quarter with each of your direct reports
- Make two comments on the employee’s progress against their goals
- Make two suggestions for what the employee should do more of or less of in the future
No more, no less! You can watch Effron describe 2 + 2 Coaching here.
Solving the equation 2 + 2 = ?? with coaching will help you drive high performance and accountability.