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Engaged Listening/Appreciative Inquiry

Posted on September 27, 2016 | Coaching for Leaders

Pillar 1:  Listen = Engaged Listening Steps to Engaged Listening: Give the other person your full attention – clear your mind and focus fully on the speaker. Listen from the other person’s perspective – What is important to them? What do they value? Use open-ended, non-judgmental questions to help clarify meaning. Pillar 2:  Inquiry = … Continue Reading »


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Pillars of Coaching Conversations

September 20, 2016 | Coaching for Leaders, Latest Post

Understanding the importance of coaching, and how to flex your coaching style to meet the needs of the individuals you are coaching, sets the foundation to be a solid coach. In this blog, we share an everyday supportive coaching tool that can be used by leaders on a daily basis to help build a supportive … Continue Reading »

Coaching When the Going Gets Tough

September 13, 2016 | Coaching for Leaders

Feedback is an important part of the coaching process and is critical to the successful accomplishment of goals. Feedback should be given on an on-going basis, whether you are coaching for support or improvement. Using the ‘LIFA’ model on-going coaching is a supportive way of keeping others engaged in their work and on track, but … Continue Reading »

Inspiring Others through Vision

September 6, 2016 | Coaching for Leaders

People are inspired by a compelling vision.  Can you think of a time when you worked with a team that had a compelling vision?  Maybe it was even a vision that others thought would be impossible to achieve.  But, the vision was so exciting that people brought their best to the table and made good … Continue Reading »

Flexing Your Coaching Style

August 30, 2016 | Coaching for Leaders, Latest Post

Effective coaches understand and manage power dynamics in the coaching relationship.  As a leader, you may have an opportunity to coach a peer, an employee, a boss, a client or a business partner.  Before engaging in the coaching conversation, consider the following: Is there a ‘power imbalance’ in the relationship? If so, how will you … Continue Reading »