Category Archives: Coaching

Making Cabinets

“It was easier when I was making cabinets.” “Why, what was different?” “At the end of the day, I could see and feel my progress. Now I just deal with people and it is hard to know if I accomplished anything.” … Continue reading

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The Two Teams

When working with teams about their collective behavioral styles, I have noticed that in the long run there are only Two Teams. As I check in with various teams’ progress at certain intervals the Two Teams have two distinct results. Team One is doing … Continue reading

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Among Giants

I have a project. An exciting, new project. A project that I have been talking about for months. A project that partners me with another person (someone who is extremely intelligent, organized, and a deep thinker). We met on the project … Continue reading

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Take Credit For Yourself As Well

Coaching is an interesting process. Your role as a coach is to help provide the structure, clarify the issues, and ask a lot of questions. Occasionally, you also provide the accountability to hold people to deadlines or tasks. A coach … Continue reading

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Customer Service Coaching and the Salad

(Image Courtesy of http://thehealthyfoodie.com) While eating at a restaurant while traveling, an interesting customer service interaction unfolded that I could not ignore. As the three people at the adjacent table received their food, I noticed one of them make a … Continue reading

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The Shirt, the Challenge, and the Surprise

The Shirt When teaching a class on coaching, I joke with the class about having shirts made up that say “COACH” and threaten to hand them out and make them wear them in their workplace.  “What if I gave you … Continue reading

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I Will Be There Someday

(Image Courtesy of Angryjogger.com) Coaching someone is an interesting adventure. You are trying to help someone develop themselves, establish and accomplish their goals, and encourage them when the journey becomes difficult. A typical coaching session includes checking in and checking … Continue reading

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