It is no different on a sports field than in the office, or wherever you work place happens to be. When you encounter a team mate who is struggling, or even someone who is doing well but not performing at peak potential, you stand a far better chance of helping them succeed if you wear your coach hat into the conversation.
Here are five tips that will help you be a better coach at work:
1. Focus on the prize. 2. Prepare for the stretch. 3. Reframe the hurdles. 4. Support with straight talk. 5. Lock in the learning.
The term 'mentor' is age-old. At work, you often hear it in discussions about someone who can help you manage your career better. Having a mentor is seen as a good thing, although there is wide variance in how people think of the relationship and its purpose.
Here are five reasons why you should find a mentor:
1. To help push your thinking out more. 2. To serve as a rudder. 3. To help connect you with other people. 4. To be a champion for you. 5. To help you gauge your growth.
Are you the team cynic? Skepticism and cynicism are often confused. In this article, Harold explains the difference between the two, delves deeper into the 5 signs of a cynic and gives insight into how to convert one.
Dysfunctional teams are slower and less productive. Team members often lock down in fierce competition with each other. There's no trust. Predictably, the dysfunction carries on through to making bad decisions and little accountability for poor results.
In this article, Harold outlines the 7 sins of a dysfunctional team and 5 ways to fix it.
For so many reasons, it's important that you like your job. If you work full-time, that means that you probably currently spend the majority of your life at work.
When you add up all the physical and mental hours that you spend focused on work each week - evenings and weekends included - that factors in huge as to whether you're getting much enjoyment out of life.