Tag: coaching

Leadership Tip: To improve your workplace coaching Do More Celebrating small successes Asking questions Listening to understand Supporting critical thinking Creating mutually-agreed upon goals Do Less Blaming and punishing Talking at Interrupting Telling them what they should do Dictating goals

Your Definition of Coaching Impacts Your Results

Admittedly, I sometimes wince when I hear what people are doing in their “coaching” sessions. “We went through all of the tasks and answered their questions.” “We went through the next step of the discipline process.” “I told them what they were doing wrong, what they need to do differently, and what goal they needed…
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Leadership Tip: You can know someone’s going through something without needing to know what someone’s going through.

Caring Doesn’t Have to Be Scary

They let me know they were going through something.  They might not be present.They might not be fully present.They might not contribute today. No details. But enough of a window into their personal life for me to: Be understandingAccommodateCheck-in Care. I advocate for getting results by getting to know, understanding, and supporting people – the whole…
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Top Performers Leave

Fertilize Your Top Performers

He was struggling. Am I really doing a good job? Am I doing it right? Are there things I could be doing better? The stress was getting to him. Cracks in the foundation.  He talked to his boss frequently. But there never seemed to be a way to ask the questions that swirled in his head. It felt too risky…
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Let them see you struggle so they don't think they're the only one who does

Let Them See You Struggle

I’ll let you in on a secret… None of us have it all together. However, we often give the impression that we do.  Whether it’s curated social media accounts, glowing annual reports, or keeping our challenges from our team, we often give the impression that we don’t struggle. And it’s giving all of us a false…
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Leadership Tip - Organizational Change = Individual Change

Why Do Change Initiatives Fail?

Why do change initiatives fail? Often it’s because we fail to see organizational change as individual change. For any change initiative: This means that every large-scale change initiative benefits from individual attention, coaching, and support. Struggling with organizational change?