This week’s Tip by Art Sobczak is a great reminder to only ask one question at a time. Sometimes, in coaching, I get so excited about what the client is telling me that I can start to rattle off a slew of questions. And then I remember, people can only answer one question at a time. Be thoughtful about the question you ask and then listen for the answer.
Want to build your self-confidence? This week’s Tip by Graham Jones, provides a quick and easy technique to remind you of what you are doing well.
Your mind is very powerful. You know how when buy a new car you start seeing that same car and color everywhere? Were those cars all hiding in their garage a week ago or has your perception changed? You have expanded your awareness, changed the way you look at things, and the things you look at have changed. This week Simon Tyler applies this concept to the areas of your life where you don’t like what you see.
The good news is you can learn to be a top achiever! In this week’s Tip, Chris Widener shares 6 traits you can build and develop to become successful. He also notes you don’t have to be born with these attributes. How many do you already possess?
After many years of being prompted to write my own Tip, I am sticking my toe in the water this week. Periodically, I will be sharing my thoughts and learnings with you. Last week’s Tip was from the perspective of a person who has a boss and improving the working relationship with that boss. This week’s Tip focuses on your behavior, beliefs and assumptions as the boss and how they can get you in trouble.
Whether you own your own company, manage others or are an individual contributor, you have a “boss.” Your boss may be your board of directors, your clients, and/or your manager. No matter which category applies to you, this week’s Tip provides a great checklist for making your boss love you!
Michael Neill’s articles always provide a new tool that’s easy to use. This week’s Tip has you turn around the word “but” to help you increase your success.
I loved this week’s Tip by Steve Straus! It’s short and sweet and gets the point across quickly about the connection between laughter and inspiration and creativity.
Last week while I was on vacation in NH. I had time for long conversations as life for me moved a bit slower, people listened a bit longer and it was a joy. Coming back to work on Monday, I noticed that I wasn’t so appreciative of the wonderful twists and turns and openings that occur in longer conversations. I wanted people to get to the point! This week’s Tip by Loren Ekroth has me wonder, during these days of 24/7, might a powerful communication strategy for you be to talk less?
When I first talk to people about coaching, I tell them we will be creating a vision, setting goals, taking action, measuring performance, modifying actions (as needed) and achieving results. This structure has a built in assessment process to determine whether to continue along a path or modify. This week’s tip, by Marsha Petrie Sue, shares a similar idea: don’t give up, know when to cut your losses and create new goals.