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...

Ask A Coach: Quiet Team

Q: My team is pretty reserved except for one person who always chimes in for ideas/input.  What can I do to encourage others to speak up in the meetings more?A: Often times more reserved people tend to want to think about things and feel put on the spot to come up...

Ask A Coach: Organizational Change

Q: How can I help my team be successful after an org. change? A:  In the book Managing Transitions, William Bridges discusses four steps you can take to help people through a transition.   Purpose:  Give people a purpose for the new team.  Help them understand a...
Ask A Coach:  Building Trust

Ask A Coach: Building Trust

Q:  My team seems to be guarded about sharing information or speaking up.  I think it is because we just don’t know each other that well. How do I build trust on my team? A:  That does sound like it could be a frustrating issue.  Keep in mind that you...