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Water Cooler Coaching - 10 Questions That Will Help You
Coaching is my passion and I'm always seeking out those five minute coaching opportunities using the STAR Model.
Start:What are you currently exploring to solve? Or, what is the current situation you find yourself in? What are you thinking you want to do about this situation? What will success look like?
Target:What are some of the possible avenues you can follow to solve this? What else can you do? Out of all the things you mentioned which one would you like to explore further?
Activity:List some of the immediate steps you need to take.
Result:Which of the above mentioned immediate steps is most valuable and important? What is your very first next step?
- Use STAR as your key to water cooler coaching technique
- Empower your colleagues to think and do independently
Too Busy Being Busy
The new behaviour of being busy makes us disrespect our colleagues, come across as hurried, creates short-sightedness, expands blind spots, increases careless mistakes and results in missed opportunities that we can't get back. Busyness behaviour creates more "if only", "I should have", "I could have", than anything else in our life - which ultimately leads to self-shaming.
As a result our motivation slips down along the motivational scale from Potentially Commit/Durably Commit to Comply or even, at worst, Reluctantly Comply. This in turn diminishes our productivity by at least 20-30%. So if you were performing at 60-70%, you are now at risk of performing at 50%. Not good... Not only for the business, but for you also. Your self-esteem, drive and purpose are immediately contaminated.