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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.

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Being a model of leadership develpment

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Those of us who work in the arena of leadership development see it all the time: the leader at the top of the organization encourages (or mandates) others throughout the organization to be coached, workshop(ed) or trained, but we don’t see the top leader doing the same for themselves.

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. Yet those very qualities can derail leaders who don’t pay attention to the needs of the people they lead.

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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. Yet those very qualities can derail leaders who don’t pay attention to the needs of the people they lead.

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Why you need to stop telling them what to do

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You know that it’s easier and faster to just tell your employees what to do rather than have a long conversation or to “train” them.

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. We American leaders tend to be a critical lot. We like to pull things apart, critique, problem-solve and figure out what can and did go wrong.

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What to do with your 360 results

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If not, turn to a trained professional coach who does this for a living. Some years ago, I participated in a 360-degree feedback assessment. I still have the report. It sits on the shelf, waiting for me to do something with it (realistically, it is no longer relevant to my current career).

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. Even if you’ve attended leadership development training, you still need to experience it in the workplace.

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.

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. . Great leaders get the best out of their teams by providing 12 core leadership “services” The best leaders provide these services in an efficient and effective way. .

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. Have you given them all the training, skills, and capabilities they will need to succeed in that role? We train our children to become independent adults!

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. A few of them: Developing others doesn’t belong to Human Resources, Talent Management, Organizational Development, or whatever other helpful organization you may have access to, although they can help. Let’s be clear that developing others is your job.

How to have an exceptional executive coaching experience

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The first step is to choose the coach that you want to work with; ask for a referral from a colleague or find a coaches who are professionally trained and credentialed in the ICF Credentialed Coach Finder.

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. Not much is coming out of their mouths’ that’s helpful to the issues you want their input on.

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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. The truth of the matter is that there are optimal times for someone to work with a coach and there are times when working with a coach isn’t the right solution.

The counter-intuitive nature of slowing down to speed up

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And that means less time training, explaining, defending and pushing to get things done. Productivity- we all know it’s important. It fuels growth and bottom line results.

How to behave like a leader

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. Many organizations espouse a set of “leadership competencies”; lists of abilities or traits that their leaders and leaders-in-training need to get proficient at.

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. Incorporating some of these steps into your leadership can definitely increase your chances of success and sustainability whether you are an extrovert or an introvert.

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. I remember being a student in the Business School at Central Michigan University. My coursework was rigorous and challenging.

Being present may be enough

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Many years ago after just completing coach training, I called my coach in a fit of nervousness about an upcoming first meeting with a client – an officer of a company whom I’d briefly met but would be getting to know better.

What’s your best excuse for not delegating?

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Yet here you are, being paid (fill in the dollar amount) a year to do higher-level work, to train and develop your employees, and you’re still doing something that should be done at a lower level in the organization.

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? I love the way that some Eastern religions and ancient arts speak of developing a new habit as “practice” Whether it’s learning to meditate, stay calm in a crazy world or to be present in the moment, these are something we practice, rather than “do” I imagine this is because we never reach perfection and a practice allows us to make mistakes and forgive them. And so it is with leadership.

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. These are the events that can trigger us to react in a way that is not what we prefer by assaulting our values and intent.

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

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This manifests itself when individuals in those hallowed positions either believe that they are beyond learning new things (they have shut themselves off to new learning opportunities), or they receive “special&# learning opportunities, in a sequestered and secretive way so that the rest of the organization doesn’t know that they are receiving “training&# or “development&#.

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. Robert was a senior leader in a technical department of a large company, and a new client of mine. 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.

Surfacing elephants and new ideas

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We spend billions on training employees in our organizations to work together, to “be creative”, and to lead others when better listening and assuring all wisdom is heard can solve a lot of the issues. . There are many leaders who talk too much.

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. A healthy dose of self-esteem is vital for leaders to be able to withstand the close scrutiny and criticism that’s a way of life for them.

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. She didn’t just ponder how to deal with it, she obsessed about it. It was beginning to impact her leadership and her personal relationships.

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

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Bob Landham: December 10, 2010 at 1:55 pm I know so many established, gifted, well trained and hungry to help boomers who genuinely want to mentor young, gifted leaders on the rise.

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). After that, I started observing my communication to see if this was just a one-time mistake on my part. It wasn’t.

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. . The media often portrays bosses as tough, unyielding individuals who want everything done their way.

Remembering Sacred Commitments

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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.

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? Sara picked up a used set of golf clubs determined to play golf with her friends; so she just started playing.

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. It makes sense to have a number of tools in your leadership toolkit as well as the flexibility and know-how to pull out the right tool at the right moment.

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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.

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.