Category Archive: Coaching

Seven Ways Coaching-Managers Get Things Done

All managers get things done through people, the question is how.   7 ways coaching-managers get things done: Connect. Traditional managers believe business is relationships, except when it comes to their own team. Coaching-managers… Continue reading

Bill Hybels on Integrating Young Leaders

Peter Drucker believed leaders of nonprofits had lots to teach corporate leaders. With that in mind, I’m delighted to share insights from my conversation with Bill Hybels, one of today’s most highly regarded… Continue reading

4 Ways to Energize Through Coaching

Telling-leaders drain and disengage. Coaching-leaders energize. Energize through coaching: #1. Assume others know: Others don’t know everything, but they know something. What do you know about this situation? What’s important about this situation? Where… Continue reading

How to Stop Telling People What to Do

Traditional managers expect compliance. Coaching-managers expect engagement, creativity, responsibility, and ownership. People who’ve been controlled often prefer compliance over participation. “Just tell me what to do,” is a cop out. Some prefer being… Continue reading

7 Downward Steps of Control Freaks

The thing that irritates you about others is the thing you’re trying to change about them. “I’ve tried everything,” means you can’t figure out how to change someone. The more you “try everything,”… Continue reading

10 Negative Results of Believing People are Incapable

Wanting change – while thinking and acting the same – is frustrating futility. Trying to change people is the greatest futility of all. Coaching-leaders don’t change people, they have transformative conversations where people… Continue reading