Category Archive: Coaching

5 Coaching Tips for Internal Coaches From Internal Coaches

I asked a team of internal coaches, “What advice would you give aspiring coaches?” These are people who navigate traditional job responsibilities and coach employees as well. I’ve been working with some of… Continue reading

New Questions For Managing Monkeys

You end up overwhelmed, under-appreciated, and angry, if you own other people’s monkeys. Someone walks in your office with an issue – a monkey. Make sure they walk out with their monkey. Pronouns… Continue reading

4 Ways Coaching-Managers Lower Stress and Succeed with Tough Conversations

Discomfort often tips people toward new behaviors. 4 ways to succeed with tough conversations: #1. Have them quickly. Delay makes matters worse. Say-what-you-see as soon as possible. If you’re concerned that you could be… Continue reading

How to Stop Defending What isn’t Working

We have the astonishing capacity to vigorously defend what isn’t working. When this happens, we eventually blame others for nagging issues. After all, someone has to be responsible for these frustrations. Four steps on… Continue reading

How Any Leader Can Kickstart and Land A Powerful Conversation

You look for an escape when blabbing leaders arrive. But a leader skilled at powerful conversations is a thing of beauty. 10 questions to kickstart powerful conversations: What would make this conversation a… Continue reading

4 Ways to Develop Talent by Coaching Through Success

Success is a terrible thing to waste. Problems, challenges, and mistakes are so magnetic that leaders might forget to coach team members through success. A couple of years ago, while working with a… Continue reading