Category Archive: Coaching

Coaching Insecure Employees

Affirm an insecure person and they explain why your affirmation is false. You talk about their talent. They explain their faults. You celebrate a win. It rolls off their back. Insecurity deflects affirmation.… Continue reading

12 Secrets for Successful Coaching Conversations

You care about coaching because it’s the path to energy, responsibility, fulfillment, and results at work. You also care because the workforce desires opportunity, purpose, development, mentors, and coaching. The ultimate goals of coaching… Continue reading

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