How do you know when your leadership team’s coaching skills are good enough? How effective can a leader become through honing coaching skills in a continuous improvement process? Are your employees empowered by the feedback they receive? Are breakthroughs in performance common? Are creativity and potential unleashed? Are people inspired to perform at their highest level? Are team members continuously learning from one another in a culture where everyone thrives?
Through the telling of a true story, learn how to create self-fulfilling prophecies with a Pygmalion (positive) effect. Then consider how prophecies can make a positive difference in your organization. Begin to examine challenges that you confront in your workplace from an uncommon lens, as potentially a self-fulfilling prophecy of a different type, one that has a Golem (negative) effect.
What if you had the ability to transform any situation that confronted your organization into an opportunity? Imagine corporate challenges consistently stimulating you and your team in a positive way including the possibility of performing at a higher level. What if greater challenges stimulated even greater positive energy and excitement within you and every member of your company? Imagine the possibilities that can emerge when you and every member of your organization each sees him or herself as the author of his or her future and as architects working in concert with their colleagues to design the future of your company. Learning the disciplined practice of constructivist thinking can open up these possibilities for you and your organization.
Have you ever attended a workshop on coaching or leadership? Have you read a few good books which were useful to you as a coach or a leader? Do you consider you and your leadership team to already be “good enough” as coaches and leaders? Are your employees fully engaged? Have you fully tapped into their potential? Suppose you could learn a disciplined practice where you continuously honed your skills while leading your organization. Imagine each time that you exercise your leadership or coaching skills as a feedback opportunity, a chance for continuous improvement, a means to further hone your skills.