Category Archive: Coaching

When Effort is High But Performance is Low

Feedback is the issue when effort is high but performance is low. Poor performance persists until feedback – awareness and development – confronts it. Feedback protects people from spinning their wheels. Effort, apart from feedback,… Continue reading

5 Ways to Face the Challenges of Coaching Teammates

The challenge of coaching teammates is technical skill. You know how to do their job the “right” way, if you’ve been promoted up the ranks. Or, at least you think you know. Don’t explore… Continue reading

Find Better Answers – Ask Better Questions

We ask questions to learn. When a coach asks questions, it’s to help others: Learn about themselves. Expand their potential. Find their path forward. Deliver results. Enhance their fulfillment. (Most important.) Curiosity has… Continue reading

How To Coach Frustrated Control Freaks

Experience suggests that leaders are control freaks. You know you’re a controlling leader if: You’re ideas are always the best. Teammates have stopped offering suggestions. People constantly ask you questions. You spend your… Continue reading

13 Challenges All Coaching-Managers Face

It’s more difficult to be a coaching-manager than to be a coach that comes in from the outside. Open listening, courageous honesty, and not fixing, seem more challenging when coaches and coachees have… Continue reading


Stop squandering talent. Boss less; coach more. Research continues to show that nearly 7 out of 10 people are either passively or actively disengaged at work. (Gallup) Coaching is an act of engagement… Continue reading