✴ 1% BETTER – Replace WHAT with WHY

"WHY did you do that?!" The person ASKING this wants to know a reason.The person RECEIVING it hears mostly blame. 'Why' questions have judgment built in.Try to ask 'why' in a neutral way. It's really hard! Instead, we can ask the same thing using 'how' and 'what' with...

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✴ 1% BETTER – Don’t coach the GHOST!

Iimagine you talk to a team member who wants help dealing with someone else. It’s very common scenario. This ‘someone else’ is the GHOST in the conversation…it is someone who is not physically in the room, but ‘there’ in spirit. How do you tell good from bad coaching...

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✴ 1% BETTER – Steady Progress over Unsteady Jumps

The Intellicoach newsletter has rebranded as "1% BETTER". Why the change? Why 1%? There are 2 reasons: 1️⃣ A focus on PROGRESS In your day-by-day grinding work, the pure existence of progress in a meaningful area is an enormous motivator...for you AND for your team....

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💡 Focus on the PERSON, not the PROBLEM

A poor coach focuses on someone's PROBLEM only. They use their resources and build DEPENDENCY. This is how it sounds: "Could you not get up earlier to have less stress?""Here's what you could do to improve that relationship..." A great coach instead focuses on the...

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🎙️ Failing as a Coach (Podcast #78)

In our last of 3 episodes on the coaching agreement, I go down to concrete skill level: I share the exact 4 behavior markers that help coaches create a strong agreement, including examples!
These can be useful in many contexts beyond coaching. Enjoy

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💡 What’s your coaching exit strategy?

What's your coaching EXIT strategy? Stephen Covey taught us to 'start with the end in mind' (in this classic 'The 7 Habits of highly effective people'). It's generally good advice. It's also something that you can apply as a learning Leader Coach, in the short and...

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🎙️ Failing at Coaching (Podcast #77)

In our last of 3 episodes on the coaching agreement, I go down to concrete skill level: I share the exact 4 behavior markers that help coaches create a strong agreement, including examples!
These can be useful in many contexts beyond coaching. Enjoy

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