This Laser Lecture goes out to coaches who are fixers. During the rush of the holidays, some of us just want to make problems go away instead of leveraging a teachable moment. Continue reading Be a coach and choose your coach wisely
There is no substitute for pausing to think before reacting.
September brings change…and a reminder that there’s only 4 months until the new year.
This year’s Laser Lecture theme has been about coaching – how to be a coach and where to find one.
For me, this year would not have been the same if not for my coaches. They gave me Continue reading The year of the Courage Coach
Since role modelling is the theme for this month I want to address the need for practice before selecting a role model.
Sometimes we think a person would be a good role model, mentor and coach but we are wrong. It’s worth the time to Continue reading Theory is good; practice is better
Finding your #CourageCoach means looking around at the people in your network. Who is the person you trust with ideas you consider most intimate? This is someone who doesn’t judge you. They will explore crazy ideas with you by asking good questions.
Continue reading Act 2: Broker Capability
Sometimes we think we know where we are going, but in reality we haven’t described it in concrete terms. Maybe it’s because we have fear of failure…or maybe we have fear of success!
Continue reading You can only manage what you can measure
It’s time to name a personal development theme for 2017!
Last year, I committed to learning about Holocracy. At the Change Management Institute, we built the agenda around member needs and let self-managed teams deliver – and they did!. If you did not “Do the thing you think you cannot do” (2016’s Theme); then maybe a “Courage Coach” will help!
Continue reading Be a coach and choose your coach wisely
What am I going to do if my boss finds out that I knew about this?
This is a question posed to me during a coaching session about what to do when a co-worker asks you to hold a confidence that may affect workplace dynamics. Here are your choices.
Continue reading Hold conversations in confidence
I learn about myself when I listen, like a third person, to the coaching dialogue taking place. Continue reading Be a coach and choose your coach wisely