professional-coaching

How Professional Coaching Works

People who enter a coaching relationship are trying to shift something either in their work-life, their personal-life, or both. Before coming into the coaching relationship, the client has already considered the implications of discussing the issue with those closest to him or her: spouse, colleague, boss, friend, etc. The problem with trying to work through…

matters most

Can You Talk About What Matters Most?

Jim has been a member of a product development team for the last year. He got along well with everyone except for the team’s leader, Mary. For some reason, Mary has the tendency to cut Jim off during their team discussions, finish his sentences, and play devil’s advocate. In fact, Mary has frequently said, “No…

how to give feedback

How to improve your quality of feedback – Tips | DialogueWORKS

People often ask me for tips on how to give “negative feedback”—which is something that apparently no one enjoys either giving or receiving. Constructive feedback, on the other hand, which is feedback that helps people grow and improve, is on everyone’s most wanted list. So what’s the difference between negative feedback and constructive feedback? The…