Tag Archive: Coaching

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

Why You Should Put Your Feet On Your Desk

Formal conversations promote guarded fakery and artificial relationships. Team members put on their professional faces. Recently, a team member explained how a business owner made it safe to connect. Feet on the desk:… Continue reading

What’s the Bravest Thing You Could Do Today

Yesterday I asked a question I’ve never asked a client before. “What’s the bravest thing you could do today?” His thinking shifted. His eyes went first to the ceiling and then around the… Continue reading

A Five Step One-on-One Any Leader Can Do

When you know what’s next you can prepare and perform. Structure provides predictability. Predictability enables preparation. Preparation raises confidence. Confidence is energy. A 5 step one-on-one any leader can do: #1. Provide brag… Continue reading