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Provide skill coaching to employees in private

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You know to criticize in private and praise in public. Let’s add a twist: If you’re teaching someone a new skill, do it in private. Mentoring works best when your employee doesn’t feel self-conscious. If peers are watching, it can make the individual nervous. Hold one-on-one coaching sessions behind closed doors, and prohibit drop-in visitors. This gives the employee a chance to practice and make mistakes in a supportive environment.

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