Monthly Archives: March 2016

Don’t wait too long for that difficult conversation

Whenever you’re concerned about someone’s performance in your team, you know that sooner or later, you are going to have to deal with it; and the sooner the better. It could be about being late for work or taking an … Continue reading

Why would your people jump ship? (#donttelljustcoach)

A couple of years ago, when I was co-leading HP’s internal coaching network, a new manager sent me an email asking for some tips on getting started in leadership. He said something like: “Hello John, I am so excited about … Continue reading

Putting the GROW Model into Action (#donttelljustcoach)

In last week’s post, I described the importance of your skills as a manager in having the right conversations with your staff; the dialog, the 2-way conversations in which you avoid the temptation to tell them what to do. This … Continue reading