Take your coaching and your team to the next level with two advanced tools designed to accelerate growth and leadership.
- Let's talk about a little gem of an exercise … called the influence interview. … This exercise involves seeking out people … who really know you, like your family, friends, … and colleagues, and the goal is to find out … how they perceive you. … What you do well and what you need to work on. … The influence interview isn't for everyone, … it takes some personal fortitude. … And one of my clients who thought she was being … too opinionated and talked too much in meetings … was astonished to learn the exact opposite. … Colleagues and leaders in her company told her … she had great ideas and they wished she'd speak up more. … So, prepare to be surprised. … Now here's how it works. … Your coachees will make a list of people to interview … by email, in that email the last two sets of questions … focusing on strengths and reality checks. … The strengths questions are like this: … what are my greatest strengths? … What skills can I be counted on to bring to the table? … And what strengths and skills have been most helpful to you. …
- Recall methods for probing deeper in conversations with employees.
- Determine which aspect of a challenge to avoid when determining the challenge an employee can undertake.
- Recognize questions that generate the greatest number of ideas during a brainstorming session.
- Explain the advantage of using focused feedback with an employee.
- Identify the potential benefits of listening and using open-ended questions with an employee who is unhappy with her or her job.