Category Archives: Performance Coaching

Coaching Conversation Template with Gossip Example

This coaching conversation process and example is from my forth-coming book: TOUGH CONVERSATIONS MADE EASY WITH COURTESY AND RESULTS, which will be available by September of 2016.  Please improve the book by giving me your feedback.   Owing a proven process for … Continue reading

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Deal With Chronic Tardiness: Sample Coaching Conversation

In a recent article we talked about the affects of chronic tardiness.  In this article I will present a scripted conversation of the first attempt to coach a situation where there is existing chronic tardiness. The two parties are John, … Continue reading

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Keys to Being Consistent and Predictable: Part Two

Consistency and predictability are supremely important to people in a leadership position.  Care enough about your employees, your peers, your kids, friends and spouse to present a consistent persona.  That way none of the people you care about have to … Continue reading

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Performance Improvement Coaching. Words and Phrases-Part Two

In the previous article on performance improvement coaching you saw a sample of a conversation and learned  key points.  In this article we will talk more about strategy and tactics.  Strategy is the framework you operate under.  Tactics are the … Continue reading

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Performance Improvement Coaching Words and Phrases: Part 1

All of us, if we have been in management for more than a week, have had to have performance improvement coaching conversations.  Many of us, myself included more times than I want to remember, have been forced to fire people. … Continue reading

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Accountability: Held Responsible for Right, Almost Right & Not Yet Right

Whining, absenteeism, tardiness, laziness, negativity, failure to follow instructions and resistance to being held accountable are the hot button issues I hear about constantly from clients.  Why don’t I hear this instead: I  forget to constantly look for the first … Continue reading

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The Second Key to Great Leadership-Show You Can Help

We talked about three key characteristics that every leader must exhibit in a previous blog. These are THC. Not tetrahydrocannabinol. But TRUST, HELP and CARE . We talked about demonstrating trustworthiness.

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