8 results for tag: coaching


Interview with Keith Webb: How to Become a Coach

I had the opportunity to interview Keith Webb. Keith is a Professional Certified Coach, author, and speaker specializing in leadership development. He founded and leads Creative Results Management, a global training organization focused on equipping ministry leaders to multiply their ministry impact. For 20 years, Keith lived in Japan, Indonesia, and Singapore where he designed and delivered leadership development programs. Keith created The COACH Model®. He is the author of The COACH Model for Christian Leaders and Coaching In Ministry. Keith lives near Seattle and blogs at keithwebb.com. Could you briefly share your story of how ...

Coaching Tip: Instead of Feedback, Try Feedforward

I cringe every I time hear the question, "Would you like some feedback?" Let's face it. Feedback is a dirty word. Though we see numerous articles on how feedback is the sine qua non for effective leadership, the word is loaded with negative connotations. Here's the problem. The fundamental issue with feedback is that it focuses on the past - things that already occurred. In other words, feedback becomes limited and static instead of expansive and dynamic. Instead, the focus should be on the future. Marshall Goldsmith, the world's number 1 ranked executive coach, offers a brilliant alternative. RELATED: MARSHALL GOLDSMITH'S SIX QUESTI...

7 Questions the World’s Top Executive Coach Asks Every Single Time

My entire life seemed to hinge on a rather innocuous question: Do I know the answer? Whether at school, work, or personal life, knowing the answers mattered - supremely. Frankly speaking, I spent the last three decades on the interminable quest of finding answers to literally everything. I prided in knowing the answers. It gave me a one-up advantage in my social sphere. In fact, I became an expert of "answers" (aka. consultant) Only in the last several years did I realize it was never about knowing the answers, but rather it was about knowing the right questions. Don't get me wrong - answers are crucial. But, the answers don't have come from ...

My Favorite Coaching Tool to Help Improve Self-Awareness

I wholeheartedly agree with my friend and pastor Eddie Park that the single greatest skill a twenty-something can develop is self-awareness. It doesn't take much to convince leaders how self-awareness plays an instrumental role in the development of one's leadership and success. But, those who actually apply themselves and cultivate daily habits to expand self-awareness are truly rare. I am far more impressed by those who deliberately practice self-awareness on a regular basis. Doing always trumps saying! The Johari Window Here's one of my favorite tools that I often use in my coaching sessions: The Johari Window. And, it works every ...

30 Questions Every Leader Can Ask to Become a Better Coach

Whether you’re a CEO, teacher, parent, project leader or any other kind of a leader, you need to know how to coach your team. The need for coaching has never been greater. Gallup’s research shows that a team that is highly engaged has double the chance of job performance and success. First off, there’s a lot of questions of what coaching entails. As a starter, here’s what coaching is not: Coaching is not ordering people around because you have authority or a title. Coaching is not “fixing” a person. Coaching is not creating a dependency or indulging in “open-ended therapy.” In “Unlocking Potential,” executive coach ...

Little League Coach’s Moving Speech Will Tell You All About Leadership

There's so much talk about what determines a great coach or leader. Much of the literature surrounding leadership focuses on the daily business of the craft: habits, strategies, knowledge etc. Last month, I stumbled on a very moving video on social media. It was the annual Little League World Series. The five-minute video clip gave me goosebumps. Dave Belisle, head coach of the Rhode Island Americans suffered a heartbreaking loss that eliminated them from the tournament. As I observed how Belisle communicate with this group of 10-to-12 year old athletes, I realized the profound impact of leadership at it's apex. https://www.youtube.com/w...

The #1 Tool Leadership Coaches Use: GROW

Starting this year I have the privilege of being mentor-coached by Ryan Bailey on how to be an effective Christian leadership coach. Ryan has 20+ of executive coaching experience with Fortune 1000 leaders. As I’ve began this coaching journey, one word perfectly illustrates the heart of coaching: empowerment. I am very excited to see how God will use this opportunity to live more intentionally and fulfill my mission as an “Organizational Chiropractor,” Purpose Weaver, and Kingdom-minded Catalyst. Whether or not you’re in a leadership position, that doesn’t matter. As Maxwell says, “leadership is influence, nothing more nothing less.” ...

Marshall Goldsmith’s Six Questions for Effective Coaching

Ask this question to any direct report in any organization: “What aspect of your relationship with your supervisor could be improved?” Chances are you’ll hear them say “better coaching needed.” In fact, reviewing the 360-degree feedback scores for executives in 30 major companies indicated “provide effective coaching when needed” as one of the lowest items when direct reports evaluated their executives. Peter Drucker said that we’re living in a knowledge economy in which “someone knows more about what they are doing than their boss does.” If you’re in a senior executive position, most likely you’re too distanced to do the ...