Tag Archive - Coaching

The Five Best Times To Coach Your People

How are you doing coach?

If we are not developing our people, we should stop calling ourselves leaders! I don’t know why leaders ignore the coaching part of their jobs. But I work with so many organizations and hear the same story again and again.

“I never hear from my boss unless something is wrong.”

“I get feedback once a year at my performance review.”

“I am not sure what I need to do to earn a promotion.”

The fact is, coaching is a part of a leader’s job that is too often ignored. As leaders, we need to step up, do our jobs and develop our people!

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Five Habits of Good Listeners

Are you REALLY listening?

“Listen until it hurts!” – Steve Wiley, Lincoln Leadership Institute

I have to work at listening well.  I know I can look someone in the eye, nod with conviction, and be thinking about something else.  At other times, I hear the first sentence and spend the rest of my time formulating my rebuttal.

Listening is the communication skill that makes the most impact on others and their perceptions of us.  Most people don’t care what we have to say until they are sure they have been heard. Continue Reading…

I Can’t Lead Without Leaving My Office

You can't lead from here!

Is this scene familiar to you? The boss walks through the office and says “Good morning” to people before closing his door until lunch. He walks back through the office after lunch saying “Good afternoon” to people before closing his door until he leaves the building at the end of the day. “See you tomorrow!”, he says cheerfully.

It may seem like a scene from “The Office” or a Dilbert cartoon. But unfortunately when I speak or consult with companies, this is a common scenario. The major source of interaction people have with their boss is through electronic communications. This is not leading! Continue Reading…

Coachability: A Window To Character

Coachability

Sometimes I witness something that makes my blood boil.  I see a kid dismiss a coach’s advice during a game.  They give the coach that “whatever” look or in some cases even verbalize their bad attitude.

I want to jump out of the stands and shake them.  I want to say, “Who are you to question someone who played the game you’re playing and has been teaching the game to hundred’s before you!” Continue Reading…

The REAL Difference Between Leading and Managing

Business woman with so many paperwork in the office

Sometimes the tyranny of the urgent dominates a leader’s efforts. If that is the norm and you are not developing your people, you may be managing just fine, but you are not leading.

You can be a good manager without being a good leader. You can’t be a good leader without being a good manager.
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When Compassion Kills A Team

Misplaced Compassion Can Kill

The softer side of leadership is in vogue these days.  Those softer leadership skills are critical to a leader’s long-term success.  A leader who doesn’t care about his team will one day turn around and find no one following him.

However, problems arise when leaders allow these principles to prevent them from making the hard decisions a leader must make. Continue Reading…

My Un-Resume: I Didn’t Make Him Better

My Un-Resume

“Is Anthony better because you were there?”  My dad, General Jim Anderson, always has a way at cutting to the chase.  That day was no different.

I was telling him about a coaching session I had just finished with Anthony, one of my direct reports.  I felt satisfied as I walked away from Anthony.

I prepared the night before, prayed for wisdom that morning, and delivered my message right before lunch.  I kept my cool when he reacted negatively.  I had won that battle.   But, Anthony never got better.  I had lost the war.

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Leaders You Don’t Have to Like Your People

Not Likeable

Sometimes the best thing we can say about another person is “Thank God she’s not on my team, and I don’t have to work with her.”   Let’s face it. Some people are hard to like.

Spending time with her is not easy. The way she behaves, the way she talks, her attitude – everything just gets on my nerves. But what if that unlikable person IS on my team? What if I am her leader, her coach or her parent? Continue Reading…

IMPACT Talk Radio Host Dave Anderson interviews Tony Ezell of Accelerated Leadership Group

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Dave Anderson discusses the frustration of coaching someone who is happy to just meet the minimum standards with Tony Ezell of Accelerated Leadership Group.

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Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners, Middle Managers and Frontline Leaders eliminate bad attitudes, politics, and distrust on your teams! Changing the culture of a team requires the leader to change.

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IMPACT Talk Radio Host Dave Anderson interviews Tony Ezell of Accelerated Leadership Group

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In a new 30 minute format, Dave Anderson discusses How to Coach a Low Performing Employee with Tony Ezell of Accelerated Leadership Group.

All past and current podcasts also available on iTunes. (Over 2,000,000 downloads to date!)

Other resources -free PDF downloads of character-based interview questions are available at Overwhelmedmanagersguide.com.

Listen now!

Or download the podcast by clicking here and listen later!

Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners, Middle Managers and Frontline Leaders eliminate bad attitudes, politics, and distrust on your teams! Changing the culture of a team requires the leader to change.

Listen to IMPACT Talk Radio today for no fluff, straight talking solutions designed to IMPACT high IMPACT leaders who want to lead high IMPACT Teams. Every show goes beyond theory and gets into HOW to make an IMPACT that matters.

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