Coaching is not only a skill-set, it’s a leadership style. It’s a hat you can put on when needed and take off when a different leadership approach is needed. In […]
Margaret Parkin has written a wonderful book for coaches, guiding them through the process of using story-telling in their practice. Stories can serve as powerful metaphors of the client’s situation, they may help the client gain new insights and view things from a different perspective.
When you get an assignment from your boss, you can use coaching skills and open-ended questions to clarify exactly what they want in terms of end outcome and quality of execution.
Learn about the different ways in which coaching is used inside companies.
As a leader, it’s not always easy to have constructive conversations with employees. In fact, some people dread addressing negative behaviors, or on the other hand, they are stingy about […]
Leaders who coach choose the situation where it is most appropriate to use their coaching skills, for example when they want to help a colleague think things through and come up with their own conclusions.
When someone comes to you with an idea of something they want to do, but they’re still wondering about it, instead of jumping in to give them all sorts of advice, try adopting a coaching posture by asking these 4 questions.
Feedback is a dialogue, it requires trust and openness between the giver and the receiver of the feedback. Using coaching skills can help you give feedback in a way that is respectful, authentic and oriented towards improvement and growth.
Leaders who coach tend to refrain from giving quick solutions. Instead they ask open questions to enable their colleagues to come up with their own ideas.
Most people who attend my workshops know that I believe coaching is not only reserved for managers who coach their direct reports. Coaching shouldn’t be a hierarchical privilege; not at […]