Chances are you have experienced some sort of workplace coaching in your life. Teachers, you had a mentor during your first few years on the job. Doctors, you had a residency. Everyone else, you had a training, or professional development meetings, or conferences, team building, and all that. Whether you have coached, been coached, or call bullshit on coaching in general, The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever is for you (it's written for leaders, but I found it useful).
There are three main reasons why you wanted to crawl under your bed after your last coaching experience, and vow to never do it again. 1. You bored everyone to tears. 2. Your team couldn't relate, or figure out how to use the information in real life. 3. You spoke more than you listened.
Maybe you have a high maintenance team. Maybe they have zero common sense, and would literally die of thirst if you didn't bring them to the watering hole yourself. Maybe you are way too busy with your own work to productively coach your team. None of this matters. You CAN change their behavior, all you have to do is keep reading. You'll figure out what triggers old useless behavior. You'll be given easy to follow ways to get back on track. I promise it won't take up too much of your time.
Thanks for the awesome review!
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