Category Archive: Coaching

12 Leadership Development Questions Any Leader Can Use Today

Every teacher learns before they teach. Every teacher learns while they teach. The learner in the coffee shop: I stood and embraced Jack when he walked into the coffee shop where I was meeting with a young… Continue reading

Sincerity Doesn’t Erase Incompetence – How to Help

You sincerely want to help, but what if you employ strategies and habits that cause harm. Sincerity doesn’t erase incompetence. Portraits of lousy helpers: Overeager helper: When time allows, step back and let… Continue reading

How to Give Guidance Without Giving Answers

The great temptation of leadership is giving answers instead of guidance. Experience makes answer-giving easy. But there’s an ego factor as well. It feels great to KNOW when others don’t. At first, giving… Continue reading

Talented People Have an Annoying Side

“I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.” Noel Coward, English Playright Three reasons talent becomes annoying: #1. They’re too much of something. People should be like… Continue reading

Warren Buffet Explains his Greatest Investment

He said, “I knew you were going to ask. The answer is, ‘Yes.’” A commitment: He had committed to give one personal face-to-face affirmation everyday for two weeks. I thought it was a… Continue reading

How to Throw Someone In the Deep End of the Pool

Coddling is degrading because it tells people they’re incompetent. Pampering devalues strength. Over-protection is rejection.   Stretch yourself if you want to grow. It’s not a stretch assignment if it doesn’t keep you… Continue reading