Know what you are coaching:
Before coaching begins, managers need to decide which areas to focus on, and how those areas will be measured. Remember, areas of focus should include strengths and weaknesses, skills and attributes, and personality and behavioural traits. Creating a benchmark for these areas will allow managers to measure how employees perform and where the coaching effort is needed most.
Coach early and coach often:
Effective managers coach their employees from day one, and they coach and offer training on a regular basis. This allows managers to catch any potential problems before they happen, and helps to increase performance by showing continued interest while providing feedback. Managers should work with personnel to set clear, realistic goals based on performance expectations.