Tag Archive: Coaching

4 Ways to Seize The Greatest Opportunity Leaders Miss

Good things get in the way of great things. Day-to-day “good stuff” prevents leaders from seizing their greatest opportunity. 7 good things leaders do: Articulate, promote, and live organizational values. Seize opportunities. Avoid blame and… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: To Coach or Kick Butt

What do you do when the person you’re coaching persists in poor performance or negative behaviors? Energy deflates when you have the same conversation over and over. The belief that coaching is handholding offends… Continue reading

The Simplest Coaching Pattern Imaginable

Coaching closes gaps between current and desired states by tapping strengths. Six leadership styles*: Visionary leaders move people toward shared dreams. They are most useful when organizations need change or clear direction. Affiliative leaders… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: I Don’t Get No Appreciation

Dear Dan, I’m coaching a business owner who wants more gratitude from his employees. He works really hard and feels that his employees should show him appreciation for his hard work to build… Continue reading

Succeeding with Three Challenges that Derail Leaders

Three Challenges that Derail Leaders: Challenge #1: Self-development during seasons of success. Talent’s halo makes you over-estimate your abilities and under-estimate your need for growth. I often ask audiences to raise their hands… Continue reading

On the Horns of a Dilemma

The first issue is finding a little clarity. The deeper issue is finding courage to act, after the light comes on. Sometimes one question flips the switch. Getting off horns: People don’t call when the… Continue reading