Agree on What You Want to Accomplish


Identifying topics for coaching Defining SMART and 3-T goals Action planning options Questions for establishing mutual accountability


I used to have a New Yorker cartoon in my office that showed a man standing beside a poster of a very simple three-step flowchart. The arrow at the top of the chart read, “Start,” the box at the bottom read, “End,” and the middle arrow read, “Something wonderful happens here.” The caption at the bottom of the cartoon was the voice of someone in this man’s audience asking, “Can you be a little more specific about that middle step?”

Coaching is something wonderful, but what’s going to come of it will need to be defined. Otherwise, your sessions will be as ...

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