Tag Archive: Coaching

How to Accept a Challenge that Buckles Your Knees

Nudges normally produce acceptable growth. But some growth-opportunities require leaps. Knee buckling opportunities: One day a door of opportunity will open for you. You sweat thinking about it. Your knees buckle. Your boss… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Harassing Naughty Employees

Dear Dan, I know you are a coach and proponent for encouraging people to receive help from mentors and coaches. What would you suggest to employees who have been misled by leadership-type coaches…grossly…for… Continue reading

3 Ways to Energize Employees

Treat people like tools – they act like zombies. Machines get things done, but people have heart. What are you really doing? Tee-ball: The tee-ball coach is teaching Freddie to hit the ball… Continue reading

A Simple Project that Nudges Managers to Notice Others.

The shift from focusing on yourself to noticing others is essential to successful management. Systems and processes are essential, but people get things done. A manager’s performance is elevating the performance of others.… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: Help! I’m Freaked Out About Coaching Others

On a recent coaching call, a leader said, “The idea of coaching others is freaking me out.” Confidence for inexperienced coaches: #1. Give control. Trying to control new situations creates stress. Worse yet,… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: How to Coach to Build Confidence

Question: One reader asks, “How can I help those I coach have confidence?  First step: The first step toward bright is often into the dark. Do they see their lack of confidence as… Continue reading