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 […]
“Meet my books” video series. Joseph O’Connor and Andrea Lages have written an excellent, in-depth introductory book on coaching that you will certainly enjoy!
Leadership conjures different images to different people. Not all of them are attractive, so not everyone wants to be associated with the notion of being a leader. It’s really not […]
“Meet my books” video series. Edited by Gladeana McMahon and Anne Archer, this excellent book presents a wide variety of coaching tools that are easy to use for any coaching […]
As a leader, it’s not always easy to have constructive conversations with employees. In fact, some leaders dread addressing negative behaviors, or on the other hand, they are stingy about […]
We don’t all mean the same thing when say “coach”. Learn about the different meanings of the word, and why the distinction is important.