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Letting Go: Does Your Personality Inhibit Corporate Change?

Solution Focus coaching works for almost every office personality type. This makes it an ideal coaching methodology for managers seeking to make some changes. From drama queens to wallflowers, there’s a Solution Focus ‘better question’ to help break through those defenses. Working smoothly together for a greater good is generally the ideal vision of any office, but  this doesn’t always happen easily. In a typical office you may encounter a host of different characters that don’t always see eye to eye. Clashing egos and a lack of accountability often hampers progress...

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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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