Two new articles – SF leadership and improving poor performance

I’m delighted to announce two new articles on the sfwork Articles page at http://www.sfwork.com/jsp/index.jsp?lnk=610

No More Heroes (from Coaching at Work, September 2009) – Leaders are finding that a traditional directive approach no longer gets the job done. Could solution-focused coaching be the answer in these more ambiguous times?  Mark McKergow and Mike Brent (Ashridge Business School) report.  Read the article at http://www.sfwork.com/pdf/no_more_heroes.pdf

Another in my series on ‘Manager As Coach’ – this time on handling poor performance by finding what’s working.  One of the most frequent questions I am asked when introducing Solutions Focused coaching is about how to handle poor performers. “This idea of building on what’s working is all very well when things are OK – but what about when their work is simply not acceptable?”  Read the article at http://www.sfwork.com/jsp/index.jsp?mnk=6e4.

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