Redefining Perfection

“What is perfect about this?”

When I ask this question in my coaching, often I get a blank or annoyed look. “Nothing. There is nothing perfect about this,” is the typical reply and the frustration is palpable. Letting silence work its magic, something inevitably opens up. “Well, maybe this is the opportunity to think differently about how I approach this,” or, “What I used to do is no longer working. I should delegate and this might be the opportunity for Jeff to take on more responsibilities.”

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5 Great Coaching Questions to Ask Your Team

hbrprintlogoGreat leaders develop others. Taking a coach approach with your team changes the way you interact with them and lets you discover what motivates them.

The next time you are looking to empower your staff to move forward, try asking them these great coaching questions to get started:

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The Mental Game of Hockey and Life

If you were like me during the World Junior Hockey final between Canada and Russia, you were pretty confident that Canada would win after the second period. I was so certain of the victory that I took a call from a friend. She asked if it was a good time to talk and I replied, “sure, Canada is ahead 3-0. We know who’s going to win this game”.

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