My dad wrote a great book in 2012 called “Bumper Sticker Leadership: One-liner wisdom on life and business”. Bumper sticker #20: Problems are like old sweat socks in a locker; they do not get better with age. Of the 31 bumper stickers in the book, there was only one my dad laid claim to, this […]
Although one coaching conversation may cause a person to adjust their behavior to get what they want, it is more likely that coaching will involve a number of conversations, spread out over weeks or months. In these cases, it is important for the coach to do what they can to keep moving the coachee forward. […]
Hello everyone, the next RealTime Coaching public workshop is scheduled for Boise, Idaho November 12-13, 2019. This is your opportunity to experience a simple, practical, and valuable coaching program for you and your organization.
When your house is on fire it is too late for fire prevention. It is time to fight the fire. If you find you are continually fighting fires, going from one emergency to another without working on prevention, you will not improve your environment. There may not be time to coach before dealing with a […]
The term Rules of Engagement (ROE) refers to a list of military do’s and don’ts for a given situation. It typically spells out how much force is acceptable and lists what cannot be done in a given situation. We have borrowed the term to mean a list of do’s and don’ts for the relationship between […]
There are a number of ways to help people focus on what they want. One approach is for the coach to ask questions about what the person needs to continue, start, and/or stop doing. For example, the coach might say something like, “I’d like you to think about your job and identify the activities that […]
A fact is something that exists in reality. My daughter is 13 years old as I write this. It’s a fact. As assumption is anything thought to be true. As assumption may or may not be a fact. An assumption is created in the mind of the person making the assumption, but may or may […]
Hello everyone, We only have five spots left for our next RealTime Coaching workshop April 9-10 in Lexington, Kentucky. You will learn something and have fun. Come join us. Details are below.
The majority of the leaders we work with have an issue with taking on too many problems that should belong to someone else. Before the leaders are willing to work on this issue, they first must have awareness of what the problem is. In this blog, I compare two different metaphors to help leaders understand […]
I recently received an article from Manager Academy called Conversations That Matter. What drew me to the article was the parallel to RTC and the 50+ questions this article contains that line-up exactly with WDIP. Here are four examples from the four different manager’s conversations: #1. “Goal Alignment” – “How can we make sure your […]