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What Really Happens When You Work with a Coach?

There is often confusion about not only what goes on during coaching sessions but also how to decide what changes to make or goals to work on when being coached. The lack of clarity in these areas can keep some people from making the commitment to work with a coach. So let’s get everything cleared…

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3 Ways to Help Others Along a Leadership Journey

Blanchard’s Situational Leadership® II model is based on the idea that an individual’s development is goal or task specific.  It also teaches that there are four predictable phases a person goes through as they develop.  In a nutshell when learning something new we often start out as an Enthusiastic Beginner.  Then from there, if we…

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People Complaining to You about Another Manager? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine, I’m one of two managers at a small company. Recently, a couple of the other manager’s employees shared some feedback with me—in confidence—that their manager is micromanaging them and doing other things that make their jobs more stressful and less enjoyable.  None of them are willing to bring this to their manager and they…

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Coaching Blasphemy? Reconsidering the WHY Question

What is it about the word why that makes people so defensive?  Perhaps it’s because we believe we have to defend our position. Perhaps it’s because of the way it is sometimes said with a certain tone.  Or maybe it’s because we find it irritating when our small kids relentlessly use this word. I remember…

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5 Tips for Coaching to the “Aha” Moment

Call it what you may – the “aha” moment, the light bulb, sudden awareness, or moment of meaning. It is that wonderful flash of insight learners or people being coached experience when the pieces come together and a shift in thinking happens. That moment extends well beyond learning and problem solving. It is the moment…