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In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast Dan Rockwell, better known as the Leadership Freak, joins Todd Adkins to talk about the importance and best practices of coaching. Every leader needs coaching, but is the right time and what does that look like? Rockwell is a respected coach and has one himself, so he is the perfect guest to help break this down.
- Why does coaching matter?
- How is coaching different from consulting?
- Who’s the best example of a professional coach you’ve seen?
- What are best practices and frameworks for a good coaching relationships?
- When are the times a leader will need a coach the most?
“You don’t always have to be a good practitioner to help others be better.”
“Coaching is a logical extension of servant leadership.”
“Coaching matters because leaders are doing way too much work.”
“Learn to coach your people so they can do the business and you can work on the business.”
“Your coach doesn’t need to be an expert in your field.”
“A coach doesn’t have to be the best. A coach has to bring out the player’s best.”
“Consultants give answers. Coaches don’t do that. Coaches help people discover answers.”
“Coaches can spend too much time on problems and not nearly enough on solutions.”
“A healthy coaching relationship is a partnership of equals.”
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