A New Year feels like a clean slate. I have learned those things I shouldn’t do to be a “Coach”. I have not been able to, instinctively, do what I have learned to do. Does that make any sense? What happens is I end up not DOING anything except avoid that which shouldn’t be done. So, in 2013, I resolve to learn and ingrain coaching behaviors into my toolbox. It should make for some interesting times.
In case you’re wondering what behaviors I try to avoid, here are some of them:
1. Don’t prescribe
2. Don’t stop your team from testing and trying new things
3. Don’t assume I have the best or right answer
4. Don’t allow yourself to be pulled in too many directions