Category Archive: Coaching

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

3 Ways to Help Fakers Come Clean

She ended up saying, “I don’t really think I need anything.” She didn’t need to develop, others did. She was already functioning at maximum potential. She didn’t need to explore options, gain new… Continue reading

Stop Pushing – Create Pull

Would you rather push or be pulled? Coaching-leadership offers innovative approaches to talent development and results. 4 myths about coaching-leadership: Myth #1. Traditional leaders tell and give answers; coaching-leaders don’t lead. Giving answers and… Continue reading