When Will They Learn?

When Will They Learn?

The need to learn is nothing new; it’s not going away, either. I’ve never met a leader who didn’t need at least one of their team members to upgrade a skill set or mindset. Many leaders can’t accomplish their goals unless team members start making tough changes...
Are You (Really?) Coaching?

Are You (Really?) Coaching?

The more I teach leaders to leverage coaching skills, the more I realize that many leaders have no idea what differentiates coaching from the conversations they’re already having with their team members. At the outset of leader-as-coach programs, about half of...
Tell To Go Fast; Coach To Go Far

Tell To Go Fast; Coach To Go Far

Note: This article was originally published by Forbes.com. In a world where time seems compressed and competition is fierce, leaders often feel the need to move quickly. To do so, we tell and we sell our ideas, our solutions and our game plans; we solve problems,...
Powering Down

Powering Down

My posts are always inspired by someone or something. This one was originally inspired by the pastor of our church, John Slye, in the context of spiritual growth. Over the past year, I’ve been ‘preaching’ a very similar message in a very different context: helping...