Coaching

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How to coach confidence into teammates to improve your personal leadership

You likely want to reduce your workload and grow the talent around you. That’s part of any professional’s personal leadership journey. Who doesn’t want the time back that they spend advising people and giving orders. This is particularly important for people you know are perfectly competent, but perhaps lack confidence?  Make the switch to being a’coaching manager’ …

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How to Work a Micro-Question

As part of my continuing theme on how to use coaching skills with your team members, I thought I’d share how to use ultra-powerful ‘micro’ questions. Have you ever had a difficult conversation where you’ve left thinking ‘I probably said too much… and not enough of what should have been said’? The truth is we all often say too much, not only when we are …

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Avoid micromanaging – give support, not advice

While most women in STEM say they want advice, what they most often want is simply more support from those around them. They are eager to want to avoid micromanaging, as it simply takes too much time. Most of my coaching clients, after several sessions, admit to me they’ve used coaching techniques they’ve learned in …

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When is £150 worth far much more?

In a recent session, one of the first I’ve had since returning from the holidays, a coaching client confided she’d applied and been successful for a promotion. Delighted with the role, there was a single sticking point – a ’niggle’ as she called it. And as we found with many niggles, they often represent far more emotionally …

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