Realign When Things Go Bad


Signs that coaching is derailed Realigning as coach Troubleshooting guide for coaching problems


Many appliances and electronic products come with troubleshooting guides—those charts that list things that could go wrong and a few suggestions for fixing them. It’s unfortunate that in coaching, as in life, the troubleshooting guide isn’t included. And, to be honest, that probably makes a lot of sense. Have you ever heard a strangling sound coming from the dishwasher and checked that list of possible glitches, hoping to find “strangling noise” so that you can get your solution and move on? I bet it wasn’t there. No list can contain all of the different ways that your appliance might malfunction. ...

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