The Coachable Leader Blog
Read our blog to dive deeper into the science and practical application of leadership coachability.
Practicing an All-Star Response to Feedback
Do you struggle to receive feedback positively? You’re not alone. Many high performers find it difficult to take in feedback, and they may have automatic, defensive voices that prevent them from fully understanding what’s being said. However, with practice, you can build the muscle memory needed to respond in the best possible way in stressful situations.
The Candidate in the Mirror
If you find yourself interviewing external candidates for an open job or reviewing internal employees for a promotion, add a few questions to assess their current mindset and habits around continuous learning and coachability.
Owning Your Learning Zone
There’s a balance between low and high confidence in work, and that’s what I like to call the Learning Zone. Here’s how to own it.
Three Ways to Avoid Getting Seduced into a Faulty Start
In starting a new role or promotion, it is essential to show a balance of knowledge and ability to be coached.
Opportune or Uncertain: Navigating Feedback Dilemmas
Coaching and feedback can either strike us as Opportune or Uncertain. What’s the difference and how create a safe harbor when reflecting.
Six Ways To Find Your Truth-Teller
We’ve all had them: the moment when someone sits us down, shows us a blind spot that is getting in the way, and helps us be better. Those truth-tellers and trusted advisors provide ‘teachable moments’ that help us stay coachable. They encourage us, point out our talents and remind us what’s important.
Dancing the Two-Step to Start
Building coachability habits is a little like learning to dance. Rob is a senior talent leader at Gap Inc. He’s also a dance instructor who
Coaching the Boss… Or Not?
A common question that surfaces during my coachability workshops is inquiring about how to coach the boss. While I generally redirect the conversation back to
Facing Feedback: Getting to a Better Balance of Give and Take
One of my newsfeed settings on my daily research on coachability is anything published on ‘feedback’. In a typical month or so, the great majority