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Why you need to learn to coach others

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Find out if your company offers a coaching workshop, hire a coach to train you, and read a good book on coaching. Giving feedback. Being tough.

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Being a model of leadership develpment

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Many leaders are generous with encouragement and budgetary resources to help their organizations’ leaders learn and grow. Tell it. Be humble.

When your “bias for action” has its limits

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Training or your intervention to coach them may be required to help them take action that’s aligned with the vision. The leaders who move to the top of their organizations are often those who are fast paced, focused on taking action, and results-oriented. Does this sound familiar to you? This is not an uncommon occurrence.

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When your “bias for action” has its limits

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Training or your intervention to coach them may be required to help them take action that’s aligned with the vision. The leaders who move to the top of their organizations are often those who are fast paced, focused on taking action, and results-oriented. Does this sound familiar to you? This is not an uncommon occurrence.

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Liberating delegation

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This is where a short-term investment in training, teaching, or coaching them through their skill and knowledge gaps will pay off in the long term.

5 leadership behaviors to move up on your priority list

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Yes, you still need to get results – but you’ll discover as you mentor, coach, teach, and train others, the results will follow. . Many leaders drive others harder than they need to. What results is constant push for their team to achieve those goals. Meetings consist of checking the lists of things to be fixed and get done NOW.

When things go right

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I believe you can “practice” and train yourself to look for things that are going right by the people around you. Start today.

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What leadership asks of you

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The truth is that most leaders were trained or educated in a specific job or career. Leading people is more than that. How are you answering?

5 Ways to Notice Hidden Leadership Talent

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They may readily request to take training classes or willingly jump into new or different work than they’re used to. once worked with a leader who completely turned around his perspective of one of his employees. This employee was skilled but was critical of the leader. Still unsure that you have a potential successor in your midst?

12 Leadership Services You Should Be Providing Your Team

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Training : Leaders teach team members new skills and ensure they receive the training they need to perform their jobs effectively. He’s the managing director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC – a leadership development training firm. Every leader wants to give their team all the help they need. That help can come in many forms.

Have You Trained Your Replacement?

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Ideally that leader has identified and fully trained that person to take on the role at a moment’s notice. The navy’s leadership knew training everyone to replace anyone was a core success and survival factor. Again, I was responsible for training someone to replace me at a moment’s notice. My loader could gun.

Meaningful development of others

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Some may want to be in training to work somewhere else. There are some myths about what it means for leaders to develop the people they’re responsible for leading. Let’s be clear that developing others is your job. Developing people doesn’t have to cost oodles of money. Ask them what they want: What are their future goals?

How to have an exceptional executive coaching experience

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You, your company or your manager have decided that you will have the opportunity to work with an executive coach. Congratulations!

When your team is silent

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If they need training, give it to them. You’re leading team meetings regularly and you’re frustrated. Even though you consider yourself a collaborative leader, you’ve noticed that when you invite your team to participate in discussions you’re often met with silence. They stare back at you. Are you really listening?

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When to hire an executive or leadership coach

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When you hire a coach for someone who reports to you, make sure that they understand why you are considering a coach rather than another type of training or intervention. . In my early years as an executive coach, I naively thought everyone could use coaching and would engage with gusto in the work and time it takes. They may not stay.

How to behave like a leader

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These competencies are a great start to conversations that must be taken to become a good or great leader in any organization. Tweet This

Quiet Time: The Introvert’s 5 Keys To Influence

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Richard, a software executive, withdraws for rest breaks after intensive training sessions. By Jennifer Kahnweiler, Ph.D. 4. Maintain focus.

Being present may be enough

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It’s been a profound experience in learning to be present as I look for flowers, insects, and fungi. So how is this “presence” useful at work?

Only lifelong learners need apply

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But regardless of whether or not your employer provides adequate training and development for you, you must develop within yourself a drive for lifelong learning and continuous improvement that goes beyond what is required. Guest post by my friend and colleague, Sheri Welsh. My coursework was rigorous and challenging.

What’s your best excuse for not delegating?

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Train someone to do it and you have time freed up to do things that will make a bigger impact. I don’t want to overburden them.”

What Success Looks Like

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When we first started our work together, he thoroughly studied the 360 feedback he’d received and focused on learning from the leadership development training he’d just had. As a very busy mid-level executive in a Fortune 100 company, he took to coaching like a duck to water. He was ready to work on himself.

Beginning the Practice of Personal Change

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Great athletes and musicians practice and train – why not great leaders? And so it is with leadership. We work toward perfection but never quite reach it. The best way to develop new leadership behaviors and to move ahead is to practice it until it becomes a habit. Today is the ideal time to begin a new practice. How will you begin?

Leadership practices for presence and focus

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But there is another kind of training that is needed. Meditating: I’m a big fan of meditation or mindfulness training. . . All leaders experience situations that surprise them, distract them, or knock them off center. This preparation is not necessarily the kind that you are familiar with. Count the sounds.

Note to c-suite: flaunt your learning and development | Aspire-CS

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Ken G: January 4, 2011 at 5:55 am Trained staff perform better, but motivation can be a problem. Bosses on training courses or encouraging people to undertake learning is not enough – we all have that ‘what’s in it for me’ and being good or better at a job I do anyway does not always cut it. I disagree. Thanks!

Learning is More Than a Spectator Sport

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Years of attending training programs where I sat in a chair and listened to PowerPoint presentations had made me weary of such events. After the training was finished, I’d head back to the office and the material I was given in the program would sit on my desk for a week or two as I got involved in the day to day craziness.

Would they work for you again?

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You’ve trained, developed and communicated the critical information they need to do their jobs well, so let them. He was new to his role.

Ten Years of Joy

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The ability to practice: My final year at the company allowed me to take some coach training and to practice within the company. I hope you don’t mind if I selfishly reflect on ten years (this month) since my life transformed and I began the work of an executive coach. Will you celebrate with me? “Too risky”, I believed.

Surfacing elephants and new ideas

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. There are many leaders who talk too much. They can suck the life out of a room by shutting out other voices that need to be heard. Tweet This

Four Signs of Excessive Confidence

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Matt was on a train to self-destruction. Here are some signs that your attitude may place you in the seat next to Matt on that train: Do you believe that your ideas are the only ones worth acting on? If you don’t, your leadership train may derail. Confidence in a leader is generally considered a good and necessary trait.

5 ways to get unstuck

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Finally, you might find a coach who’s been trained to listen well and to ask great open ended questions to help you out. Adrian had been looking for a solution to an issue at work in her head for months (and months). She was, in her words, a perfectionist who was looking for a way to control the issue without negative consequences.

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How to Be a Great Mentor Without All the Fuss | Aspire-CS

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Home Who We Are What We Do Services Contact My Favorite Blogs All Things Workplace Bob Sutton – Work Matters Brain Leaders and Learners Bret L.

Stop Interrupting!

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” – I’m pretty sure it won’t be interrupting their train of thought. am a habitual interrupter. Although I felt I’d made some changes, I became aware that I had much further to go on this goal during a meeting when I interrupted someone recently before she barely got a word out. She let me have it (deservedly so).

Love and kindness in leadership

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She slowed down, started listening to others, and set aside a budget that would provide appropriate training to the employees. Susanne.

Remembering Sacred Commitments

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Home Who We Are What We Do Services Contact My Favorite Blogs All Things Workplace Bob Sutton – Work Matters Brain Leaders and Learners Bret L. There were some truly sacred moments where the dialog was honest, open, and fresh. They made a substantial list of behaviors that they promised to exhibit toward each other in their work together.

How to be more open

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I attended a coaching skills training program in 2014 that I knew would challenge me when I registered. Having received coach training more than a decade ago, I felt I needed renewal and a challenge, but wanted to make sure I stayed open to any new ways of working with my clients that I would learn. Stop and notice. Tell a friend?

What your humanity looks like to others

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Yet David was concerned about what others might think if he “went back to school” How would it look to his executives and the employees in his organization when he admitted his fallibility and sought out the help he needed to improve his game through training, joining a peer group, or hiring a coach? Welcome to the human race.

Call it whatever you want, but please don’t call it coaching

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I must admit that as a trained and credentialed executive coach, the use of the term “coaching” in the workplace to encompass many types of communication frustrates me. A leader has to communicate with others in lots of different ways. Coaching is a distinct methodology that doesn’t involve those other tools. Just listen.

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Thought-full Thursday: Work with Love

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Home Who We Are What We Do Services Contact My Favorite Blogs All Things Workplace Bob Sutton – Work Matters Brain Leaders and Learners Bret L. So take five and enjoy the inspirational quotes and reflect on the questions that follow. Your comments and answers to the questions are most welcome! “And what is it to work with love? Thanks!

Calm the rising tide of impatience

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You may be surprised to find that they need additional information or training to assist them in some way – something that you can provide.

Creating the right conditions for others to flourish and grow

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. I’m a pushover for flowers, filling the house with plenty of them as long as the things we’ve planted around our yard keep blooming.