The five skills that leaders can start to work on today to become more effective leaders through coaching are deep listening, inquiry, giving clear feedback, guiding focus, and doing your own work.
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Leaders who learn to lead through coaching and who develop a culture of coaching in their organization will effectively raise up people who can consistently be the healthiest, most effective version of themselves and do their best work.
- Coaching is “deliberately providing a safe and challenging environment where change is possible”
- Deep listening
- “Being profoundly heard by another person is a transformative experience.” – Jim Herrington
- “The experience of being deeply listened to makes us different.” – Trisha Taylor
- One reason we get bored listening is because we’re not actively asking questions. We’re not really all that curious, we’re busy, and we’re distracted.
- Giving clear feedback
- Guiding focus
- Part of the skill of guiding focus is helping people pay attention to the things they need to be paying attention to.
- Doing your own work
- The Leader As Coach: Developing People
- Giving and receiving feedback
- Defined and Connected
- Learning is Imperative for Effective Leadership: Part 1
- Two Feet Walking Workbook
- Coaching description on our website
- Our Love Hate Relationship with Goals (podcast episode)
- Two Feet Walking Podcast Series
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