BEP 353 – Business English Coaching 2: Setting Goals

BEP 353 - Inglês Empresarial para Coaching 2: Setting Goals

Bem-vindo de volta ao Pod de Inglês para Negócios para a lição de hoje sobre como definir metas durante um treinamento sessão.

Você provavelmente já ouviu falar que uma parte importante treinamento está ouvindo e mostrando empatia. Um bom coach se esforça para entender a pessoa que está tentando treinar. Isso ajuda a construir confiança, que cria um relacionamento construtivo. Mas para que serve essa relação? Que tipo de trabalho essa confiança permite?

Depois de construir um bom relacionamento como treinador, então você pode começar a falar sobre melhorias. Afinal, treinadores não existem apenas para ouvir sobre os problemas das pessoas. Todo o seu propósito é ajudar as pessoas a melhorar. E uma grande parte para melhorar é estabelecer metas, que é algo que um bom treinador pode ajudar.

Então, como podemos trabalhar com alguém em seus objetivos? Bem, isso pode começar perguntando sobre sua motivação. Afinal, os objetivos devem ser direcionados a algo. Se alguém está motivado pela ideia de conseguir uma promoção, então os objetivos devem estar relacionados a isso. E isso sublinha o fato de que são os objetivos da outra pessoa. Não definimos metas para eles. Perguntamos a eles sobre seus objetivos. Então podemos ajudá-los a dividir suas metas em objetivos menores.

Claro, Outro papel importante de um treinador é encorajar. Então, quando ajudamos alguém a estabelecer metas, estamos em boa posição para mostrar confiança na sua capacidade de atendê-los. E finalmente, podemos perguntar a eles sobre os próximos passos. Isso é, quais são as atividades concretas que a pessoa realizará enquanto tenta atingir seus objetivos?

No diálogo de hoje, nos reuniremos com dois advogados: Marion e Rachel. Marion tem treinado Rachel enquanto ela aprende como ser uma advogada melhor. In the previous lesson, ouvimos Marion tentando descobrir os desafios de Rachel. Agora vamos ouvi-la ajudar Rachel a definir algumas metas.

Perguntas de audição

1. Sobre o que Marion pergunta a Rachel no início da conversa?
2. Que objetivo a curto prazo Rachel identifica para si mesma?
3. O que Marion diz que tem “certeza sobre” e “não tem dúvidas sobre?”

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BEP 352 – Business English Coaching 1: Needs Analysis

BEP 352 - Business English Coaching 1: Needs Analysis

Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on English for coaching.

Everyone understands the importance of a good coach in sports, but what about a good coach at work? Na verdade, coaching is an important part of every manager’s job. Managing people isn’t just about telling them what to do and how to do it. A good manager helps employees develop and reach their full potential, just like in sports. And that requires an open and constructive coaching relationship.

Coaching involves an ongoing dialog between you and the employee. Together you’ll assess the situation, set goals, monitor those goals, and adjust your activities and objectives as you go along. Sim, I said “together.The 21st century manager isn’t the same as the 1980s manager. The relationship is different. You have to be the boss without being bossy. You need to maintain your authority and the employee’s autonomy at the same time. That’s a fine line to walk.

Coaching often begins with a needs analysis. Isso é, you’re meeting with an employee to figure out what is working well, what’s not working at all, and what can be improved. That conversation will involve a lot of open-ended questions. It will also involve showing empathy, which is an important part of leadership.

When you talk about the employee’s performance, it’s important to give very specific examples of behavior. It’s also important to ask for their perspective on those behaviors. Finalmente, you want to get the employee to agree about what his or her challenges are. Only then can you move on to talk about solutions.

No diálogo de hoje, we’ll hear Marion, an experienced lawyer, coaching a younger lawyer named Rachel. Marion and Rachel are having an open discussion about Rachel’s performance, and trying to establish what her needs might be.

Perguntas de audição

1. Why does Marion mention her own experience at her first job?
2. What example of Rachel’s performance does Marion bring up for discussion?
3. After assessing the problem, what does Marion ask Rachel at the end of the conversation?

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Skills 360 – How to Get a Year-End Bonus (2)

Business English 360 - How to Get a Year-End Bonus (2)

Bem-vindo de volta ao Business English Skills 360 for today’s lesson on how to make sure you get a great year-end bonus.

When I say “bonus,” I’m not talking about a Christmas card from the boss with a $20 gift certificate for Starbucks. I’m not talking about tokens of appreciation. I’m talking about a nice fat year-end bonus that says your employer believes you’re worth investing in.

Em nossa última lição, I talked about how to demonstrate your value through your approach to work. Today, I want to focus not just on your approach, but on the work itself. When all is said and done, it’s your performance that will be valued above all else. So how can you show that?

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Skills 360 – How to Get a Year-End Bonus (1)

Business English 360 - How to Get a Year-End Bonus (1)

Bem-vindo de volta ao Business English Skills 360 for today’s lesson on how to secure a great year-end bonus.

We all know that money’s not the only workplace incentive, but it sure is an effective one. Nothing beats a nice cheque at the end of the year to say “thanks for all the hard work.That bonus can help us enjoy the holiday season more, and feel better about heading back to the office when the holiday is over.

Então, how can you make sure you get that bonus? Or how can you increase the size of your bonus? Bem, em primeiro lugar, if you just started thinking about this now, you might be out of luck. You can’t just suck up to your boss in December and expect to be rewarded. If you’re looking for an easy workaround to hard work, I’m sorry to disappoint you.

And if you think that you deserve a bonus because you showed up on time every day and never ducked out early, then think again. If you make hamburgers at McDonalds, then your employer pays you for your time, in the form of a wage. But in professional settings, where people earn salaries, it’s not your time that your employer pays for. It’s your value.

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BEP 345 – Management English: Resolução de Conflitos (2)

BEP 345 Lição - Management English: Resolução de Conflitos (2)

Welcome back to Business English Pod for today’s lesson on resolving conflict in the workplace.

Conflict happens. There’s no way around it. But not everyone has the same attitude toward conflict. Some people run from it, or refuse to even admit it exists. Other people acknowledge it but simply hope it goes away on its own. And some people are able to approach it with confidence, dealing with it openly and honestly.

The first step in conflict resolution is for the people involved to sit down and try to work it out themselves. But that doesn’t always work, and in many cases it takes a third party to attempt to find solutions. That third party might be a peer, ou colega. But mostly it’s a manager or leader. Na verdade, helping mediate conflict between people is an important function of a manager.

Effective mediation is a tricky business. You need to help people have the open and honest conversations that they might not be able to have on their own. Part of that involves ensuring each person has their turn to speak. One of your aims, of course, is common understanding, so you may need to encourage empathy and confirm understanding at different steps along the way.

As a conflict mediator, your ultimate aim it to find a solution. To do that, you’ll want to have people agree on a common goal. You may also ask them to focus on positive actions, rather than negative ones. Positive actions are more solution-focused.

No diálogo de hoje, we’ll continue hearing about a conflict between Trevor and Andrew, two retail managers in the same company. Trevor has tried talking with Andrew about their personal conflict, but they haven’t been able to reach a clear solution. So their boss Ann has stepped in as a third-party to help resolve the conflict.

Listening Questions

1. What does Ann do when Trevor interrupts Andrew at the start of the dialog?
2. After Andrew explains his side of the story, what does Ann ask Trevor?
3. What is the common goal for the solution Ann proposes?

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