Blog Posts - Coaching/mentoring



Coaching: The Four Essentials

What makes coaching successful? Success is often attributed to mutual chemistry, technique, and readiness to learn. I agree that those are important ingredients in the process. But in reality, they are steps to achieving results. And that's what we'r...
by All Things Workplace on Feb 2, 2016

Do Your Leaders Coach?

That isn't a "gotcha" question. It's simply a direct one. Regardless of the job title, if we're responsible for how other people perform then we're responsible for how they learn to perform even better. One of the things we now...
by All Things Workplace on Aug 24, 2015

Four Ways You Can Impact Learning

More and more, job candidates are asking the question, "What will I learn here?" If they don't like the answer they may keep looking. For leaders, managers, and heads of projects, helping people learn is a critical contribution to individual...
by All Things Workplace on Jan 26, 2015

360 Feedback: All About the Conversations That Follow

Finding out "how we're doing" is an important part of life, on and off the job. 360 degree feedback tools can be especially helpful when you want to know how you are doing in relation to your boss, your direct...
by All Things Workplace on Jan 15, 2015

What Happens When Leaders Coach?

You may already have the right people to enable your company to "win"--however you define the word. A couple of years ago I was involved in designing a leadership program to develop the top talent in a global company. We...
by All Things Workplace on Nov 3, 2014

5 Ways To Be More Coachable

Who Is Coachable? The fact is, everyone isn't. Those who are uncoachable often think they have no performance issues and if there is one, believe everyone "out there" is the cause. In these cases, coaching isn't a very good option...
by All Things Workplace on Sep 22, 2014

Beware of Feedback In Disguise

Faux Feedback Disguised as 360 Assessment About 8 months ago I was asked to provide coaching for a middle manager. During the exploratory meeting, I asked his boss how he (the middle manager) responded to the performance feedback that led...
by All Things Workplace on Aug 19, 2014

Self-Awareness Matters

Organizations gain a lot more from leaders who take responsibility for what they know they don't know than from leaders who pretend to know everything. What recently occurred to me in an "aha" moment is this: self-awareness is one of...
by All Things Workplace on Jun 30, 2014

Self-Awareness Matters

Organizations gain a lot more from leaders who take responsibility for what they know they don't know than from leaders who pretend to know everything. What recently occurred to me in an "aha" moment is this: self-awareness is one of...
by All Things Workplace on Jan 13, 2014

Are You Coachable?

This topic emerged while I was preparing for a corporate client webinar for sales managers with the simple title, "How To Coach with Confidence". A lot of good research plus personal experiences show that most managers want to coach--they just...
by All Things Workplace on Nov 18, 2013

Get The Most From Assessments

How is your organization using professional assessments? Self-assessments, 360 degree feedback, assessment centers, and other similar tools are widely used in the workplace. What's your experience with them? A lot of information is generated during t...
by All Things Workplace on Oct 30, 2013

Need to Soar? Get a Mentor!

The saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know”, is applicable here. When it comes to the wisdom that you need to help you advance, your mentor will be the one there helping you to open doors. Whether your goal is career advancement,...
by Catherine's Career Corner on Aug 18, 2013

Coaching Leaders: Success Is In The Agreement

There is frequently an equal amount of fuzziness when it comes to Leadership Development and Leadership Coaching. As a result, the coaching issue can get blurred. So here are some suggestions after a lot of years wrestling with the issue....
by All Things Workplace on Jun 5, 2013

Coaching Builds Commitment

Did you know that the majority of employees today expect their managers to coach them? At the same time, managers are concerned that they won't have all the answers. That's understandable, given the human condition's need for a sense of...
by All Things Workplace on Apr 16, 2013

Relational Apathy

“Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.”  ~  Alexander Pope I’m sorry Alexander, but that …Continue reading »...
by Soiled Wings on Apr 5, 2013

Real True and Scary

Can I pre-emptively apologize? I’m from Fresno. That’s why I like her… Okay, sorry Fresno-ites… Would it be better if …Continue reading »...
by Soiled Wings on Mar 29, 2013

Stop

Stop. Really, honestly, I mean it. s.t.o.p. (I’m hugging your heart because it’s not easy to stop…) Consider this: Stop giving …Continue reading »...
by Soiled Wings on Mar 22, 2013

Right Now I Know…Ver 3.0

In a world of uncertainty, there are times it’s good to write down what you know… what you REALLY know …Continue reading »...
by Soiled Wings on Mar 15, 2013

Be. Breathe.

There are times when life gets just. too. much. Are you there? Deep in that pit ? And there is …Continue reading »...
by Soiled Wings on Mar 1, 2013

Tips to Pinpoint Real Issues At Work

Often, when people tell us about something that's worrying them, they talk "around" the topic. Counselors call it the "presenting issue." It can be difficult for them to get right to the heart of the issue; or, they may not...
by All Things Workplace on Feb 25, 2013


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