The Progress Coaching Blog

    Turn Your Leadership Training Upside Down!

    Wed,Sep 07,2022 @ 08:33 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    What if we turned our leadership development program upside down? What if we looked at developing our organizational leadership skills and capacity from the bottom up, not from the top down? Let me explain. In the United States alone, we spend hundreds of millions of dollars every single year on top line management, middle management, down to frontline leadership to become better leaders. There..

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    That Poor Little Leaguer (Parent Feedback is Hard to Listen To)

    Wed,Sep 07,2022 @ 08:24 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    I went to go get some food for my wife and I at a very popular place where a lot of baseball teams go after they play. What I witnessed at the counter was a father giving his son some feedback on the game that was just played. As I sat a couple seats away, I quietly listened, not letting them know I was listening. The father began to tell his son he could not make the mistakes he was making..

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    Quiet Quitting Has Been Around For Decades

    Wed,Sep 07,2022 @ 08:16 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    Quite Quitting is not a new concept. Maybe it's a different name and a different label yet, we've had quiet quitting for decades. We need to get back to the fundamentals of employment. If you are hired to do a job, you should be hired to do that job to the best of your ability. There is not a job description in the world that encourages people to not try or to gossip or to be negative in the..

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    Do NOT Leave Constructive Feedback By Itself

    Tue,Sep 06,2022 @ 03:16 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    The key to feedback is to give it so someone receives it openly and professionally and puts it into strategic use. One of the best things that you can do is to ask questions after providing feedback. For the sake of this article, we'll assume the feedback is constructive in nature. And here are five questions you could ask to create greater ownership of feedback. 

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    Building Trust Is Tough! Coaching Trust is Tough!

    Tue,Sep 06,2022 @ 03:10 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    There are specific things people MUST do to develop and maintain trust within organizations:

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    Coaching Employees to Become Influential Leaders

    Tue,Sep 06,2022 @ 03:03 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    One of the most valuable things we can do as leaders is to position people within our own teams to be what I call influential or internal leaders. Now, just for our own definition, internal leaders or influential leaders are those people who don't have the title yet can help you lead the team. Now, let me give you a really fundamental example. Years ago, I was working with a number of branch..

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    Coaching People Full of Crap (said that nicely)

    Tue,Sep 06,2022 @ 02:50 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    What I'm about to share is not going to be very popular. What I'm about to share is not going to be well received by everybody. The other day, I was talking to somebody that works at a manufacturing plant, and this person was a friend of a friend and the friend had asked me to speak to him and talk to him about his performance. I said, sure, but I said, I don't know the guy so I want to be very..

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    Take The Emotional Baggage Out

    Tue,Sep 06,2022 @ 02:37 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    This post will also not be very popular but I'm OK with that. As an entrepreneur we embody a lot of different positions in terms of the work that we do. It is not for the faint of heart and it is certainly not meant for a certain group of people yet let me just say at times it is very very hard. I also think working in the corporate workplace and managing teams is also very very hard. As we talk..

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    How to Have Coaching "Career Conversations" To Retain Talent from Leaving

    Tue,Sep 06,2022 @ 02:29 PM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    Career conversations are now a must more than any other time in our history. When we think about McKinsey's latest research showing 41% of people are actually leaving due to a lack of career development and advancement. Coaching career conversations is about coaching and developing talent for the present and future. We need to find out what people want to do, what motivates them, what they like,..

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    Open the "Self-Awareness" Door for Maximum Talent Development

    Tue,Sep 06,2022 @ 06:47 AM | Posted by: Tim Hagen

    I have said for almost 30 years that coaching is a two step process. First, you want people to look in the mirror. #2, you want people to take action on #1 yet very few people do number one arbitrarily on their own. That's why we need to coach our people to first establish a foundation of self-awareness which will lead to accelerated talent development. Self-awareness is difficult for people...

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