In this segment, look at your role as a guide rather than a dictator. Then, you can help people come to conclusions themselves and to own the changes they make.
- In our overall philosophy, we say more Yoda, … less superhero. … So your job, if you're trying to help somebody grow, … you can't actually force them to grow, right? … You can't make them change their behavior. … So the orientation, … the best orientation to take as a coach, … is to ask questions just as you said, you may have a theory. … Your theory may be bang on, but if you give it to them, … they're far less likely to feel ownership of that thing … that they're changing. … And they're far less likely to succeed in their goal. … But if you ask questions and you encourage them … to think about things differently that's what a good coach … does, right? … That's a difference in a coach and a consultant, right? … A consultant gets in there and does it for you, … doesn't force you to ask those difficult questions, … those self-reflective questions. … A coach where the hallmark of a coach is someone … who's willing, who's takes a different tact … and says, look, this isn't my thing to change …
This course was created by Pete Mockaitis of How to Be Awesome at Your Job. We are pleased to offer this training in our library.