Saturday, 18 September 2010 19:59

GOT FOGGIFIERS? COACHING FOR GREAT WORK TO THE RESCUE!

Written by Administrator
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Here’s what a foggifier sounds like:  you start an important coaching session with Mark about a serious issue at work.  In response to your observations, Mark says, “Well, yes, that’s part of it.  But I think we have too much pressure around here.”   And then he says “Did Susan start this?  I don’t think she likes me.”  And then “I think Jack is also part of the problem... And last week my car broke down too…And I haven’t been able to sleep well since…I think maybe I need you to explain the whole project to me again…And I wasn’t really hired for this work, was I?”  Soon Mark has presented you with more issues than New York City has bedbugs!

At this critical point, you’re thinking “Where do I begin with this?” It’s like sorting out a big ball of yarn.  In our manager/coach role we often grasp the easiest, most available loose end.  It’s often the one we think might be easiest to solve, the one for which we have a ready answer. Unfortunately it also is often the least critical to getting performance back on track.  You’ve fallen into the foggifier trap!

Foggifier” probably isn’t in your daily vocabulary, but managers who use our Coaching for Great Work approach know all about these dead ends to  effective coaching interaction:

•    Temptation of the Presenting Challenge
•    Overdeveloped Sense of Responsibility
•    Avoiding the Real Issue
•    Proliferation of Challenges
•    Generalizations and Abstractions
•    Seduced by the Story.

Sound familiar?  Here’s how we get it back on track:  ask some Get Clear Questions.  Ask, don’t tell.  When we tell someone what to do, give them advice, or point out what we think is critical, nothing much changes in the electrical activity in the brain.  So no connection, no commitment, no buy-in to change, so no action.

If we ask Get Clear Questions (step 1 in Coaching for Great Work) we get connection, focus,  a declaration of purpose.  Here’s some of my favorite Get Clear Questions:
•    What’s most important to you?
•    What’s the real challenge here for you?
•    Give me the bottom line – what’s the challenge here?
•    If you had to choose one challenge to work on now, what would it be?

Give these questions a try the next time the fog is rolling in during your coaching moments – and pause to let them sort and answer!  If you like this tip, you’ll love the full Coaching for Great Work approach!  Check out the only U.S. open workshop we have this year – October 7th in Washington, D.C.   Just press the button on the right for more info.  I’m so excited about you experiencing it, I’m happy to offer you the special “Friend of Rita” discounted rate of $149.  Just use the coupon code FOR when you pay.  Also enter to win the FOUR COMPLIMENTARY registrations as part of my Big Birthday Giveaway below.  See you in October!

Last modified on Sunday, 19 September 2010 17:52
Administrator

Administrator

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

1606 comments

  • Comment Link Agayapiy Saturday, 16 December 2017 21:47 posted by Agayapiy

    how long before eating should i take domperidone domperidone canada pharmacy online nursing interventions for neuroleptic malignant syndrome

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Comment Link Awosudzubey Sunday, 10 December 2017 13:14 posted by Awosudzubey

    does domperidone make you lose weight domperidone 10 mg price hiccups cause and cure

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Comment Link Arabebunus Thursday, 07 December 2017 17:09 posted by Arabebunus

    domperidone used for lactation price of domperidone in india what is a pillcam

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Comment Link Aayuiaw Wednesday, 06 December 2017 01:34 posted by Aayuiaw

    domperidone drug safety update domperidone generic drug for nexium

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Comment Link Aniboshibiz Saturday, 02 December 2017 19:15 posted by Aniboshibiz

    taking domperidone long term domperidone diclac 75 mg id hexal

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Comment Link Apimezozuz Tuesday, 28 November 2017 10:28 posted by Apimezozuz

    citalopram and domperidone interactions is domperidone over the counter in australia pariet 20 mg side effects

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Comment Link Corpot97 Tuesday, 21 November 2017 07:05 posted by Corpot97

    [url=http://www.fenfun.com/home/link.php?url=http://corpo-sano-it.info/forskolin-diet-come-funziona-parere-recensioni-prezzo-dove-comprare-effetti-collaterali-dosaggio-farmacia-la-composizione-della/]forskolin diet in farmacia[/url]


    Good facts. Thanks a lot!

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Comment Link Anedzurodee Tuesday, 21 November 2017 01:17 posted by Anedzurodee

    why is domperidone not sold in the us domperidone when will my milk come in

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Comment Link MichaelSlilt Thursday, 19 October 2017 12:49 posted by MichaelSlilt

    http://verynicelevitratab.net - order school essay writing for hire usa,buy best essay proofreading services uk,write me order persuasive essay on hillary clinton

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Comment Link MichaelSlilt Tuesday, 17 October 2017 11:51 posted by MichaelSlilt

    http://verynicelevitratab.net - order home work ghostwriter service for masters,order order essay writers service for phd,popular creative writing proofreading services online

    This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Add comment


Free Report

LEADING NOW:How to Stand Out as a Leader in these Unusual Times

Name
Please type your full name.
E-mail
Invalid email address.
Please enter the characters shown Please enter the characters shown
Invalid Input

Bonus: this enrolls you for our free ezine

We value your privacy - we do not share your email address with third parties.

Get the Book