Asking questions is a valuable leadership skill, and it trips you up. Some challenges that I’ve heard other leaders say about asking questions: What questions do I ask? I’m not sure that they are meaningful enough. But, I know how to solve the problem – why wouldn’t I tell them what to do? I feel … Continued
Solution-Focused Leadership Coaching – Stop the why ‘Why’ is an instinctive question. Asked 100’s of times every day in organizations, and much of it is helpful. It is essential to understand why a manufacturing process has failed, why a car broke down or why your fire alarm went off. It can be enlightening to see … Continued
Leadership coaching can have many areas of focus. I feel a significant focus ought to be what the coachee’s direct manager wants to see different and how the manager will know that these differences have happened. You may choose not to involve the coachee’s immediate manager in the coaching; I think that is a waste … Continued
A client who was using the SOLVED solution-focused cards called me and had some questions. He was not sure how to use the cards in coaching himself through a challenge. That presented an opportunity for us to use the SOLVED coaching process and see what happens. The image above is the six SOLVED questions he randomly … Continued
A Leadership Coaching Process works when a there is a combination of organizational support from management and peers, ensuring that you can learn and apply changes in an environment that welcome learning and change; competency and knowledge of the work you are accountable to complete; the value you place on the work, our coaching work … Continued
How do I bring up a sensitive challenge with my board chair?
Leadership and Team Coaching sound nice until you have to put it into practice. I’ve developed a team and leadership coaching process called SOLVED.
From our discussion I’m not sure what you need to do. I do know that team or leadership development is not what’s needed at this point. I have questions. From our discussion we may be better able to determine a progress step that may help.