“Learn to use ten minutes intelligently. It will pay you huge dividends.”-William Irwin
Your Staff Want to Be Seen
When others notice our actions and accomplishments, it confirms our sense of reality.
Leaders can harness this effect by letting their employees know they see their efforts by utilizing one or all of the following questions. This should be done at least once a week and should take 10 minutes or less.
Coaching Habit Questions to Ask Your Staff
1. What’s on your mind?
2. …and what else?
3. What’s the real challenge here for you?
4. What do you want?
5. How can I help?
6. If you are saying “yes” to this, what are you saying “no” to?
7. What was most useful for you?
If you want to find out more about Michael Bungay Stanier’s concept of coaching, read his book.
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