How Do the Programs Work Together?
The Coaching Habit | Coaching for Great Work | The Last Feedback Workshop Ever
All of the programs are stand-alone programs, but they complement each other. Where you start largely depends on the challenges you’re facing, the experience you might already have, and the impact you’re looking to make in your organization and on your own team.
Most people begin with The Coaching Habit. A program suitable for all levels of management, this half-day workshop takes as its starting point the assumption that you aren’t in the habit of coaching the people you lead. This might be because you’re new to being a people manager. Or because the culture of your organization doesn’t currently or hasn’t historically supported a coaching culture. Or because you don’t feel you have the right personality or enough time to coach. Or because try as you might, you can’t help yourself from Telling when you know you should be Asking. No matter what the reason is for starting here, this program will give you the insights you need about what’s preventing you from being more coach-like, and the practical tools to make a lasting shift to changing the way you lead forever. You’ll leave with a new way of seeing your team’s dynamics, two practical tools to help you make coaching an everyday activity, and the support to get started on your new coaching habit.
While The Coaching Habit program introduces three coaching principles and focuses on self-management and habit-formation to ensure that those principles are put into practice, Coaching for Great Work provides you with the tools for more sustained coaching conversations. This full-day program assumes that you’ve managed to make coach-like leadership a habitual part of the way you manage, and that you’re now looking to dive a bit deeper. The program identifies three key coaching moments (identifying the real challenge; generating possibilities; creating accountability) and provides you with the best insights and questions for navigating them. This foundational program for mid- to senior leaders shows you how to use everyday coaching to drive talent and learning forward and productivity and engagement up.
Almost everyone these days is talking about blowing up their performance appraisal system, but while everyone is sure that the old way isn’t working, no one is quite clear yet on exactly what the new way should be. The Last Feedback Workshop You’ll Ever Need is a half-day workshop that aims to give managers the tools they need to have effective and engaging feedback conversations. We know that giving feedback feels hard and scary (in fact, we know that we’re all neurologically wired to want to avoid these conversations), and so this workshop is designed to help assuage some of that anxiety. The three core components are: What’s really going on? What should I say? How should I say it? It provides the time and space for participants to learn practical tools to help them prepare specifically for a feedback conversation, using brain science to help reduce anxiety so that feedback conversations can be productive moments of learning rather than something to be avoided at all costs. The program is a nice continuation of and refresher on the coaching principles we teach in The Coaching Habit and Coaching for Great Work.