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What If Your Leaders & Employees Loved Change?

By Tim Hagen on Tue,Apr 14,2020 @ 09:43 PM

Let's be honest nobody really seeks to change. Few people really embrace change enthusiastically. When it comes to current times wouldn't you agree that if everybody had a healthy relationship and were triggered enthusiastically when change occurred whether we asked for not our organizations would be better off?

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Why Conversations Matter     (Video Article)

By Tim Hagen on Tue,Apr 14,2020 @ 09:57 AM

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Coaching Leaders to Lead with Positivity

By Tim Hagen on Tue,Apr 14,2020 @ 08:22 AM

This is a sample coaching map from our book series Coaching Conversations - we hope you find this helpful!

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7 Suggested Questions During A Crisis

By Tim Hagen on Sun,Apr 12,2020 @ 06:32 PM

Top Seven questions to ask an employee during a crisis

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Coaching Highly Coachable Employees

By Tim Hagen on Fri,Apr 10,2020 @ 05:25 PM

This is a sample coaching map from our book series Coaching Conversations - we hope you find this helpful!

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Coaching to Greater Ownership of Job Responsibilities

By Tim Hagen on Thu,Apr 09,2020 @ 09:40 AM

This is a sample coaching map from our book series Coaching Conversations - we hope you find this helpful!

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Coaching Conversations That Work

By Tim Hagen on Wed,Apr 08,2020 @ 09:07 PM

Coaching is really a different language. It takes time and practice and certainly know how. We have published three books they give specific questions, activities, learning projects, and supplemental coaching strategies targeting typical workplace challenges such as attitude, motivation, teamwork, communication, etc. These books will serve you extremely well and can serve as great training guides for managers.

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Coaching to Excellent Teamwork

By Tim Hagen on Wed,Apr 08,2020 @ 03:43 PM

This is a sample coaching map from our book series Coaching Conversations - we hope you find this helpful!

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Conversations Matter

By Tim Hagen on Wed,Apr 08,2020 @ 05:08 AM

Often in our business, especially before our current crisis, we would hear comments from leaders like “I just don't have time to coach”, or “I’m too busy.” I've always thought this was just a smokescreen for the real reasons of not coaching. The real reason is that leaders typically don't know what to do or what to say,. So let's think about today’s situation. If there was ever a time when managers need to build trust and encourage open dialogue with their employees, it's now more than ever. Let’s face it, as a society, just as in workplace cultures, we suffer from conversation deficiencies. At its most fundamental level, we run so hard and fast that we often have dysfunctional conversations. Let’s look at this from a simplistic level. How often when we’re listening to people are we thinking about what we want to say next when they finish talking? Let’s be honest, don’t we all do it? Think about it. How often do we really demonstrate to somebody that were listening by taking the time to paraphrase what they said to show understanding? That’s true active listening. Lets all slow down and REALLY listen to understand while demonstrating empathy.

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Coaching to Comfortability with Unpredictability

By Tim Hagen on Tue,Apr 07,2020 @ 04:11 PM

This is a sample coaching map from our book series Coaching Conversations - we hope you find this helpful!

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Why Leaders Need to Coach Especially Now!

By Tim Hagen on Tue,Apr 07,2020 @ 06:00 AM

Leaders need to coach as at its most fundamental level it reveals one big reason why! Coaching if done before the pandemic crisis would facilitate a manager's relationship and trust with his or her employees. On the other hand, if the manager is not coaching and fell victim to the typical excuse of not having time to coach this person be at a distinct disadvantage. A manager who does not coach now has to lead their team and it begs the question with the team want to follow this leader during such a stressful time? The number one excuse we get from managers not coaches they don't have time so what happens when a crisis occurs and they magically show up and start asking questions and trying to lead their team?

Coaching is about scheduling time. Coaching is about asking questions and learning and gaining understanding of how employees are feeling and where they want to go with their careers. A manager who coaches and leverage strengths will experience a smoother transition than a manager is not taken the time to coach. During this crisis, how can a manager we has spent no time conversing or asking questions of their team now is asking questions such as how are you feeling? How will employees respond to this as this will come off is out of the ordinary.

There is no greater tool right now then coaching to demonstrate empathy and facilitate leadership as well as drive understanding and clarity of how each and every employee is uniquely feeling.

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Coaching Drives Relationships

By Tim Hagen on Mon,Apr 06,2020 @ 07:58 AM

This is a sample coaching map from our book series Coaching Conversations and we hope it helps.

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Group Coaching Is Going Virtual

By Tim Hagen on Mon,Apr 06,2020 @ 07:18 AM

 

The following is a coaching man from one of our books The Coaching Conversation Series. A coaching map depicts the step by step process down to the exact question, activity, and learning project manager can use to facilitate coaching specific to a particular topic. I hope this helps:

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120 Second Task Creates Great Conversations

By Tim Hagen on Mon,Apr 06,2020 @ 07:06 AM

Often when we are coaching people we lose sight of our core objective. Recently I had a conversation with a manager who wanted a person to go back to their old ways of being a positive teammate and possessing a great attitude. I asked the manager how many times he had met with this employee on this topic and he said only once up to this point. I asked what was your overall objective and he said for this person to get back to their old ways of being a great teammate with a positive attitude who went above and beyond the call of duty to help their teammates. I asked what was your objective of this upcoming conversation and he said "The Same Thing". RED FLAG: there is no way one conversation is going to lead to this misguided yet positive objective.

 

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3 Companies Doing GREAT Things During This Crisis

By Tim Hagen on Sun,Apr 05,2020 @ 04:59 AM

This podcast teaches specific reasons and case studies that illustrate the value of coaching and why it will allow you to do one of three things coming out of this current crisis: Podcast Link: click here

This podcast teaches specific reasons and case studies that illustrate the value of coaching and why it will allow you to do one of three things coming out of this current crisis:

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