How do you know when people need coaching? First, choose the right time and conditions to ensure your coaching is both meaningful and successful. Then know there are times when you will choose to do something other than coaching.
Many leadership practices and coaching competencies outline rules for asking good questions. On their own, these suggestions are misleading. Read this post to discover how to make your conversations more effective, even when you break some of the hallowed rules.
Even when you know you are right, if people don't hear you in the conversation, your words are wasted. Learn how to be heard and influential.
Leaders avoid conversations because talking with humans is messy. Humans are emotional. The best leaders know how to allow emotions and engage people even when they feel strongly about a situation. This post gives six tips to have more meaningful conversations.