A short and breezy YouTube clip that gives a good introduction to coaching and the GROW model – with some great jazz to hurry it along. To download and watch this clip – click here [4.07 mins]
Conflict is part of any dynamic business organisation. It arises because people care and want to do their jobs well. The goal of a manager should be to avoid “win-lose” situations and to ensure productive resolution of conflict. Effectively working through conflict results in stronger working relationships and encourages creative solutions – while handling conflict inappropriately results in damaged relationships and inhibits the expression of valuable opinions.
If you want to give feedback that is positive, keeps others on track for successful performance and leaves them feeling motivated to tackle future challenges you can use the following two types of feedback: Motivational Feedback and Developmental Feedback
In his book “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” Stephen Covey distinguishes between proactive people – who focus on what they can do and can influence – and reactive people who focus their energy on things beyond their control. Knowing how far your circle of influence extends is an important aspect of personal effectiveness.
Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others, and of groups. This animation offers an overview of the fundamentals of emotional intelligence and their implications. Watch the film clip [3:32 mins long]