The SOLVEDcards affirm and build safety to recognize that you know what to do, and when you don’t know you can find the support needed.
The pablum of executive coaching literature consistently points to setting goals. The goals of the coach and executive must be measurable, specific, and quantitative. Cherry picking something Peter Drucker Never Said! of “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” It is interesting to read Drucker’s thoughts on this, “Your first role . . … Continued
In 2016 I had the joy of supporting Leadership Niagara as their Leadership Development Facilitator. Their CEO, at that time Molly Anderson, asked me to respond to a series of questions about leadership and executive coaching. Below are my responses, and some thoughts on how I offer Leadership through Difference. What are three things that … Continued
Would people prefer to have silent sheep that stab them in the back? Would people prefer to keep their heads in the sand with their asses in the air, like the ostrich?
The power of coaching questions is that they allow the manager to listen to the response, and really understand how and what the person is thinking.
It should be noted that in most organizations mistakes tend to be concealed even from those who make them. The likelihood of such concealment increases with rank or status. Therefore, the higher the rank, the greater the claim to omniscience. This implies that learning is least likely to occur the higher one goes in an organization.
Goals are examples of what will be happening, what the teams interactions and lives will be like when the complaint (problem) is absent / the goal is achieved.
In managerial-leadership coaching & executive coaching a prime responsibility is to continually increase the choices that may lead to shared goals and outcomes.
New Location: We affiliate location with specific behaviors and roles. Our brain wants to make things simple by compartmentalizing what happens, how to act, how others may act within a location. This can be helpful / hurtful. Changing the location may be novel enough to change the discussion and therefore the behaviors and outcomes.
New Expectations: With a Dire Predication of the Future & Utopian Expectations the current view of a solution may be steeped within a resistance loop. Perhaps, co-creating a slightly different expectation of what works may cause change to break a pattern.