Category Archive: Coaching

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

Seven Ways to Find Extra-Ordinary Connections

Your current relationships reflect your future. Expand your current network of relationships with people who make you uncomfortable. Don’t give a damn: Connect with an outstanding person who doesn’t need you to like them and… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Coaching a Family Member

“Does the dynamic change when coaching family members?” (A question from a participant of an American Management Association webinar I gave on coaching for productivity.) If you want to become a great coach,… Continue reading

Coaching to Capitalize on Frustration

Don’t say calm down. Capitalize on frustration. Frustration is energy. Energized toddlers fall down kicking and screaming, when they can’t have candy before breakfast. The message of frustration? Give me what I want.… Continue reading

The Illusion of Desire

Recurring gossip, blame, and complaining indicate you want things to change, but you haven’t done anything about it. Wanting change increases frustration when old behaviors continue. Tell me what you’re doing to achieve… Continue reading