Category Archive: Coaching

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

One Essential Key To Becoming a Better Leader

You don’t become a better leader by thinking about becoming a better leader. You become a better leader by test driving untested behaviors. Lead a meeting in a new way. Try leading from the… Continue reading

Companies Choose Unqualified Managers 82% of the Time

Only one in ten people have the talent to manage. No wonder, according to Gallup, companies choose unqualified managers 82% of the time. If you disagree with Gallup’s findings, establish a criteria for… Continue reading