Establishing success measures for coaching

For leaders wanting to develop new behaviours to increase their effectiveness, one key is to identify specific success measures. This is not as easy as it sounds. Alongside desired outcomes of any coaching project, clients and I work together to identify 2 – 3 specific success measures which they and others will see and experience as a result of the behavioural changes they are considering. How do we do this? We identify specific relationships, in a specific setting and describe...

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8 Features Of Coaching Clients’ Success

In my many years of coaching leaders, I have noticed clients who benefit most from coaching have a few distinctive approaches to learning.    The clients that have to most success have these traits: Are willing to accept tough feedback from bosses and peers Work to understand the impact they have on others Are open to learning new approaches Are able to identify the clear outcomes they are seeking Identify specific success measures both they and others will see and...

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A Better Class Of Question

A few years ago, I found I had been chasing my tail. I thought that asking myself questions was likely to be helpful, as I was on a path of discovery. I began asking myself why did that happen? Why do you do that (not so great) thing? I discovered it was impossible to respond adequately to these why questions. I only succeeded in keeping myself on edge. I was creating uncertainty with my sense of self. Children ask, ‘Why...

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This thing called change….

Organisation ‘change’ can achieve outstanding results, or it can create chaos with results not reflecting the original purpose. Where change is well led with a focus on relationships, achieving the desired results is more likely. Only by refreshing and rebuilding relationships between managers and staff, among staff, and how business groups relate internally and with customers can the new change be effective. New directions, new expectations and fresh approaches can be implemented, with people more likely to give their best...

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