“Building trust in a coaching relationship is just the first step. Good coaches also put effort into finding the right coaching balance.” via Becoming a Great Workplace Coach | Inc.com.
“Pragmatic leaders grasp the critical importance of coaching. They are aware that the coaching partnership is highly dependent on how they interact with those they lead. Nothing is more important than how they listen, take in, reflect, question, and give feedback in the context of the coaching dialogue.” http://feedly.com/k/13QJsKl
Mentoring works best when you ‘keep it natural’. It’s just a series of conversations designed to find opportunities to help someone. Shouldn’t we do that every day? Mentoring Moments: Just in Time Support.
“The story illustrates how we can fall into patterns of behaviour without really understanding why.” via Encouraging Innovation & The Story of the 5 Monkeys | You’re Not the Boss of Me.
Management is not a popularity contest. If you try to please everyone – you’ll wind up pleasing no one. But there are proven ways to become the manager everyone wants to work for via 19 Ways to Become the Manager Everyone Wants to Work For – Managers Are Heroes.