4. Leadership

It is a complex task for both the coach and the vocational teacher in the school or workplace organization to ensure that everything in the group works as planned. Of course, this is not about management, instruction and control. To the superficial observer, this other group of tasks is often barely perceptible. This is nothing more than behavior that operates with emotions, involves group members in decisions, and develops them. In this way, the coach enables his people to make independent decisions and solve problems, as well as to work and study without supervision. It manages the level of relationships and ensures that the right energy and vision are created. A central element of this behavior is that it gives group members freedom. You involve them in the decisions and give them a choice by conducting a continuous dialogue. Creates an environment in which group members can develop and learn in a supportive environment. Where everyone feels important and knows that they are needed, part of the future of the group/class, and find inspiring tasks for themselves.

At what levels do you have to think?

Individual level: If a strong group identity or loyalty is not developed at the individual level, the organization can become “toxic” and individual frustrations can hinder the day-to-day functioning of organizations. This is most often seen in communication, in the automatic questioning of new processes and initiatives, and in open or covert resistance.

Interpersonal level: An environment characterized by optimism, hope, enthusiasm, playfulness, and humor is essential for an individual’s success.

Group level: The coach must be able to handle the complexity associated with multiple roles. It is essential that performance expectations become clear. It is necessary to make sure that group members are committed and loyal towards common goals. Group members must also understand the goal at the organizational level. It is important that everyone can develop. It is therefore also important to manage lack of self-confidence. Finally, it is important to emphasize that time is an important factor in every project. It takes time to wait for the results. It is characterized by longer conversations and slower organizational processes. It takes time to listen to others and make joint decisions. Students need time to get used to the fact that their opinions and ideas are important and they learn to express themselves boldly.


Inspire and motivate others


Inspire, respect and loyality


Short and long planning

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