The Progress Coaching Blog

    Unlocking Team Motivation

    Mon,Oct 02,2023 @ 08:15 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    The Power of Career Development Conversations

    What if the key to a motivated team lies not in your hands but in their aspirations? You're about to discover the art of stimulating career conversations that ignite passion, foster development opportunities, and drive motivation.

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    Why Assessments Work

    Wed,Oct 17,2018 @ 11:00 AM | Posted by: Katie Allbee

    We invest a lot of time and energy into figuring out how to best operate our businesses. From lean consulting down to employee performance improvement plans, we seek to figure out the best solutions to our most common workplace problems. We're able to spend millions of dollars a year on these practices, but we're omitting something vital when it comes to getting at the heart of what's going on at..

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    The Power of Goal-Setting

    Thu,Oct 11,2018 @ 02:46 PM | Posted by: Alyssa Nowak

    When we think about what motivates us in our jobs, it comes down to something we want to achieve – the next big promotion, a pay raise, or the respect of our peers. But what is really behind those things? What do we truly want to accomplish for ourselves? That promotion may really mean job security for some, or a sense of progress for others. The pay raise? Financial security or savings for..

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    My Employee Isn't Engaged: Are They Worth Coaching?

    Thu,Oct 04,2018 @ 08:00 AM | Posted by: Alyssa Nowak

    I think every manager, leader, supervisor, trainer and coach has had this thought at some point in their career: What do I do with someone that isn’t engaged – are they even worth coaching? Gut instinct says, “You can’t change the way a person is.” However, after some consideration of a strategy, you can help the individual find their place. Often, lack of engagement comes from either lack of..

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    Set Up Your Day for Coaching Success

    Wed,Sep 19,2018 @ 08:00 AM | Posted by: Katie Allbee

    As I was scrolling through my phone this morning, I came across a recent article on Forbes, "Doing This for 5 Minutes Every Morning Can Make You Nearly Twice as Productive". Turns out my daily ritual of scrolling my phone before I even consume coffee isn't setting me up for success. Luckily, I'm not alone. More than 7,000 people have taken the free online test “How Do Your Time Management Skills..

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    Make Positive progress a priority

    Thu,Sep 21,2017 @ 03:31 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    One of the toughest things that we go through is our ability to recruit employees. The toughest thing we need to consider is that the world is shrinking and it is very easy for candidates to find out what our organizations are like as well as specific managers and their leadership styles. A brief example might be a candidate going to work for a company and not knowing much about the company. What..

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    Why People Avoid Conflict

    Mon,Apr 24,2017 @ 12:14 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    When we have to do something associated with conflict and confrontation, people tend to get very squeamish and hesitant to even do so. But, in the meantime, they'll go off and tell others of their frustrations, resulting in "Water Cooler Talk"!

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    The 12 Minute Coaching Conversation

    Fri,Apr 14,2017 @ 11:04 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    To be blunt, the elephant in the room is always the manager's perception of they don't have time to coach. We hear that at every client site when we start. I always laugh at this because I think if somebody leaves me and I have no time to coach them how when do I have time to even interview somebody to replace them? On the other hand, I think we're asking managers to do more and more than we ever..

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    Wed,May 11,2016 @ 09:09 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    One of the things that is happened in the training and coaching industry but I think at times has been damaging is the employees perception it's the company's responsibility to train them. There is something so wrong about this perception and understanding by employees. Self-development is a powerful concept but I also think it's one that needs to be taught and facilitated. If people invested in..

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    Make Work Meaningful

    Mon,Dec 28,2015 @ 12:00 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

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