Why will we prefer to have a structure to a Coaching session? Coaching sessions are the building blocks of the entire coaching programme. They do not take place in isolation. The structure does not necessarily interfere with the coaching principles but guides both the coach and the client. The client is interested in achieving high return on investment (ROI), whereas the coach wants to deliver on the promises made. The structure guarantees the delivery on both objectives.
Welcoming a new employee in the company is not as easy as it seems. Often you are not aware of the readiness level of the employee. Your own culture could be an enabler or hindrance. My view is that you must allow space for surprises and sometimes disappointment but never take things personal. Every Induction and Orientation programme is unique to the employee. It however must follow the company’s philosophy, guidelines, cultural practices, policies and procedures. However, the new employee must be allowed to be his or her true self. Be open to learn from the new employee. Make him or her feel welcome and express themselves. All they need is support, guidance, mentorship, and clear instructions on which tasks must be done, how they are done, performance indicators and the metrics that will be used to measure their performance. Lastly, give them genuine feedback on how they are doing, and the areas of improvement they must work on.
In applying the Lekgotla Methodology in facilitating dialogue the Facilitator kicks off the session by introducing the main topic, giving few insights and global trends. He then asks the participants to break into mini-Lekgotla and each appoint chairperson, scribe and rapporteur. After deliberations and reporting back to the main Lekgotla open discussions that lead to resolutions are facilitated. The main Lekgotla ultimately formulates what it views as the final resolution and then closes the session.
The word LEKGOTLA is an African word used to describe a meeting of a traditional court, a council meeting or a public meeting. The meeting is chaired by the King, Chief or Headsman and decisions are arrived at by consensus of all present. The set-up would be at the King’s Palace, under a tree, or a designated spot dedicated to such Lekgotla meetings. COMETSA PMS Lekgotla Networks (Pty) Ltd has adopted this traditional methodology, refined it, developed facilitation manuals, and is offering thinking and brain-storming sessions as part of its team development interventions. For more information check our site www.Cometsa-PMS-Lekgotla.com
Conscious living means that one practices reflections and evaluation of the day’s Progress. This is not supposed to be strenuous but a practice that is healthy and brings meaning to life. We must always check if we are making a difference to ourselves and others. In the morning we must be grateful to be up and still healthy to carry on with our daily routine. At the end of the day we must evaluate our contribution to the humankind. As a coach I make effort to live consciously, something I encourage my Coaching clients to practice.
When our organization started it was a community development project in Johannesburg, South Africa, using Sport, soccer specifically, to mobilize the youth. We introduced many other related projects but later realized that we were all over and had no focus. The COMETSA “RELEASE” Concept was developed to refocus our project without cutting out the many original development ideas we had. “RELEASE” is acronym for Recreation, Entertainment (including Music), Leisure, Art (including Culture), Sport, and Environment (including Community).
COMETSA In-House BBBEE Support Programme empowers our clients in their implementation of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE), which is a legislated programme in South Africa that all companies must comply with. A failure to produce BBBEE Certificate often disqualifies companies from participating in the tendering process for business. In this podcast we are sharing with our stakeholders on how we go about supporting our clients. Interested parties can contact us at our office telephone number +27 (0) 11 974 9308 or +27 (0) 72 376 7503 or write to us callcentre@Cometsa-GoC.com or visit our website www.Cometsa-GoC.com