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We are mediators/facilitators, not leaders

A Solution Focus coach serves more as a facilitator than a leader. This is true regardless of the session type — group or private. Why? Because people seeking coaching must initiate and lead the way to their own solutions in order for them to stick. A great example of mediation/facilitation versus leadership comes from Alcoholics Anonymous and the organization’s infamous 12 Steps to recovery. Though it may seem from the outside that people in an AA program are cured or healed by the leadership and influence of their therapists, they are...

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Mar 25 2013

7 solution focused ways to coach smart people who challenge you

Do smart people (especially your staff) challenge you, but you’re not sure how to address their 'challenge'? Would you prefer they come up with solutions? Rajesh Setty has blogged about How Good Bosses Can Help Smart People Become Smarter. He offered seven excellent ideas (listed below) to help those smart people. We respectfully suggest to Rasjesh 7 solution focused questions that could be used in a coaching context (see italics). Yes, you can coach smart people if you ask better questions and remember that they often like autonomy. 1. Painting the big picture Here’s the picture as...

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