Every Thursday, we provide you with a thoughtful way to coach yourself – something all leaders need to do. So take five – enjoy the inspirational quotes or and reflect on the questions that follow.
“You don’t have to be best friends or dinner companions (to coach someone), but you must have a workable relationship in order to fulfill your coaching work. Sometimes people attempt to hide behind roles – executive, parent, boss – and have the power of authority of the role replace the relationship. It won’t work. Roles may provide the circumstances, but only the relationship can provide the foundation.”
~ James Flaherty, “Coaching: Evoking Excellence in Others”
- What will you do to create the kind of relationships that will provide a foundation for coaching?
- Who might benefit from being coached by you today?
- What is the first step you can take to develop a relationship with them? When will you take that step?