If you are a leader and managing a team you have probably been affected by the Great Resignation. Close to 24 million workers have quit their jobs since April 2021.

S. Chris Edmonds recently explored what employees need from their work and how managers should adapt to these needs. Bottom line is employees need to be respected and validated for their contributions on a consistent basis.

And what is the one skill managers need to show employees respect and validation? Effective coaching. Yes, those managers who have refined their coaching skills know how to effectively praise and recognize employees for their contributions while providing feedforward coaching to adjust their behaviors when needed. They provide coaching in a timely manner and adjust their messaging to the needs of the individual employee.

Want to learn more about coaching? Check out our 5 Steps for Coaching under Leadership Development Tools.