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.