Ask A Coach: Vague Feedback

Q: I’ve been told by my boss I need to do better at presenting, but when I ask for examples of what to do better – he can’t really give me much – just saying I need more presence. What do I do?A:  That is frustrating.  Your boss sounds like s/he is trying to help, but...

Ask A Coach: Motivating a Team

Q: How do I inspire my team to do work that is basic?  We do pretty routine things, how do I help them exceed expectations?A:  It sounds like you want your team to be more engaged in the work that they do, even though the work itself may not be that engaging.  Think...

Ask A Coach: Unproductive Meetings

Q: My team seems to be stuck.  We keep having meetings about what to do, but nothing seems to happen and we show up at the next meeting right where we left off in the previous one.  What’s going on?A:  Sounds like you aren’t getting commitment before you leave the...

Ask A Coach: Timely Feedback

Q: As a leader, I know timely feedback is expected and needed, but sometimes things my team does really irritate me.  How do I provide that feedback in a moment when I am angry or irritated?A:  Congratulations on recognizing that giving feedback when you are angry is...

Ask A Coach: Gossip on team

Q: One of my co-workers is always gossiping about other team members or other teams.  It makes me uncomfortable.  What is the best way to handle it?A:  That sounds like a difficult situation.  I don’t know if I have a best way since every situation is different, so...