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conversation
In this series for the Leader as Coach, we’ve looked at multiple conversation points where coaching – or at least a coach approach – will engage your employees more than telling them. In brief, whenever you have any of these conversations, structure them by:  contracting at the start for what […]

When to Use a Coach Approach ~ Summary: ...


Training alone reaps a 20% change in behaviour.  Training plus coach leads to an 80% change in behaviour. So, we’ll get a much better return on investment from the training that our people attend if we add that extra element before and after. What does that look like? It’s simple: […]

Using a Coach Approach Before and After Training ...


Using a coach approach can help us to manage our boss as well as our employees, Coaching Upwards.  Each time I have had a new boss, I have sat down with them in the first couple of weeks to talk to them about my needs of them.  I usually start […]

Coaching Upwards ~ Leader as Coach: When to ...



Coaching and performance management don’t go together.  There, I’ve said it.  Why not? Because, your employees may not trust you enough to tell you their real desires and needs, or share their vulnerabilities with you, if they think that this might be held against them in the performance management process. […]

Performance Management ~ Leader as Coach: When to ...


transition 2
You might think that once a person has handed in their notice and leaving, that’s it.  You can’t afford to waste your precious time on them, when you need to look forward to finding their replacement and getting them trained up. But wait. This person might be a great asset […]

Leaving an Organisation ~ Leader as Coach: When ...


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I’ve written before about pacy coaching.  There’s an assumption that good coaching takes time, but I’ve experienced great, challenging coaching (as coach and as client) in a 20 minute session.  I’m learning all the time about what keeps the momentum going; here’s what I now know: Contract Cut to the […]

Pacy Coaching – Be more Challenging



career change
One of your team members appears to be disengaged and bored with his role.  He’s very capable, but his heart just isn’t in it anymore.  You’ve been doing what you can to motivate him, but you haven’t managed to find that sweet-spot in your team that would make the most […]

Career Change ~ Leader as Coach: When to ...


change in role
Often in organisations, the scope and scale of a person’s role can change.  That may be part of a reorganisation so not necessarily welcome, or, more welcome, to give the employee extra capacity to learn and grow. As this person’s leader, we may need to teach them first, before we […]

Coaching for Change in Role ~ Leader as ...


Maternity and paternity returners benefit hugely from coaching.  They’ve been through a massive change, and that will affect their return to work.  Those who have taken a sabbatical, study leave or long-term sick leave might also benefit from support as they are re-joining the workforce. Coaching for endings for those […]

Re-joining the Workforce ~ Leader as Coach: When ...