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Coaching Up Your ‘C’ Employees Pays Dividends

June 22, 2022


Creating and insisting on a coachable management culture can help companies better find their next superstar employees.

Speaking at a June 13 concurrent session during the SHRM Annual Conference & Expo 2022 in New Orleans, motivational speaker and former NBA player Walter Bond shared how being coachable helped him reach the highest levels in his sport—and how those practices can apply to today’s workers.

Bond was a struggling high school student, yet accomplished athlete, when growing up during the Michael Jordan era in Chicago. Mentored by his high school principal, he eventually landed a scholarship offer at the University of Minnesota, but was sitting on the bench for the Gophers’ basketball team.

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