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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5 Tips to Get over Your Fear of Conflict          

Most of us have some resistance to conflict. Instead of addressing issues directly, we try to be ‘nice’ or avoid issues altogether. We can end up spending an inordinate amount of time talking to ourselves and others without confronting often necessary conflict. We complain, feel frustrated and ruminate on something that already happened. Or, we anticipate something that might happen. These conversations usually sound something like this: “My colleague interrupted…

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