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For a few weeks now I have been in a book study with some other Christian leaders in my home city. We are reading Bonhoeffer’s classic book Life Together. It’s a great read and one that has tremendous insight and application for our day. As a Christian coach, I was especially humbled by one particular
How can a coach — no matter her or his level of experience — improve? There is no secret to improving; it takes focus, consistent effort and a willingness to grow. That said, there are four basic ways we as coaches can up our game. Like the bases of a baseball diamond, you need to
What do some people think when it comes to coaching? Well, they think the wrong things. Here are ten of the most common misunderstandings I’ve seen or heard from coaches and non-coaches alike: 1. Coaches mostly give advice. People who know next to nothing about professional coaching assume it’s a lot like mentoring or advising.
The longtime coaching icon Dean Smith died earlier this month. Newspapers here in North Carolina haven’t stopped running coverage of his life, his death, and his legacy in the weeks since his passing. His was a life of such substance that he left an incredibly large wake. I was on an airplane when I heard
If you have a team member you’d like to get rid of (but you lack the courage or ability to just let him go), then I have three steps you can take to make his life so miserable he will want to quit. Consider this information an early Christmas present. Abolish Autonomy. This is easy.
Beginner coaches often seek to add value by helping the client solve a problem. And that’s okay – it’s kind of like, “Problem examined, problem solved, let’s get to the next problem.”
Meanwhile, masterful coaches add value by helping clients grow, develop, and become a new kind of person (often the kind of person who is more capable of dealing with life’s challenges).
One way to move from beginner to masterful coach is to pay attention to where the focus is. There are three options:
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