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“I have an under-performer on my team! She is on her way out, but we need to give her one last chance; and I’m supposed to coach her and see if she can turnaround. Problem is, I don’t know where to start..”

Dilip* (name and context changed to maintain confidentiality) is one of a group of high potentials being groomed for more senior roles. And he is worried – that his inability to turnaround a poor performer might reflect poorly on his own abilities as a leader.


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7 Habits Of Highly Ineffective Coaches

Managers who think they are good at coaching their team, usually turn out to be ineffective coaches

HBR recently reported the results of a study by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman. The study included  3761 leaders who were asked to rate themselves on their coaching skills; Subsequently, their team members were asked to rate them. The study threw up some interesting results:

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The Importance Of Involving Stakeholders In A Leader’s Improvement Journey

An ex colleague recently called to explore signing me up as a coach. Harry ( let’s call him that) had been a peer and we enjoyed a fairly cordial relationship when we were working together. His career had grown quite fast, and every success was well earned. We fell out of touch about 5 years ago, so it was a bit of a surprise when he sent me a message a few weeks ago, asking whether we could catch up briefly to discuss a potential coaching engagement. This post is not about exploratory sessions, nor about the specific issues he felt he wanted help on, so I will spare you the details.

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