Use The Skill/Will Matrix For Better Coaching

This exercise will initially take not much longer than 3-4 minutes, yet could greatly improve your ability in coaching your team. One of the great ways to become a better leader is to coach each of your direct reports more effectively. But coaching staff, as with leadership, is not a ‘one size fits all’ venture. We have to do a ‘stocktake’ of the various individuals that report to us-only after…

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Being Busy doesn’t always ensure Productivity

I have found that many people have a natural aversion to idleness: we’ll go out of our way to stay busy, even if we have to invent things to do. But being too busy can be counter-productive. ‘Busy work’ does not contribute to productivity. Furthermore I also sense that we have a bias toward action: when faced with a problem, we prefer to act, even if it would be best…

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