There are models that (for whatever reason) take simple things and make them complicated. Conversely, there are models that take highly complex things and at least give you a place to start. In that regard and in the spirit of simplicity and execution, we present our advice on how to leverage Situational Leadership® in a coaching conversation. Our intention is to share a practical, repeatable process that at least has the potential to get your coaching conversations off on the right foot. (more…)[ Read More + ]
When I consider Situational Leadership® and Fierce Conversations®, the first word that comes to mind is “complementary.” As a Master Facilitator of Situational Leadership® training around the world, I am surprised how often I quote Susan Scott (author of “Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work and in Life One Conversation at a Time”) to reinforce a point I’m making during one of our programs.(more…) [ Read More + ]
Years ago I had a friend tell me a story that has obviously stuck for one reason or another. He was working a summer job at RFK Stadium in Washington, DC as a local roadie. In essence, he and his crew set up and tore down the stage for a series of large concerts. One such concert featured a well-known band (that will remain nameless) and the Grateful Dead. Now, as I understood it, the local crew set everything up to specification the day before the concert and then notified the bands who showed up separately (at designated times) to conduct sound checks.