Marilyn Atkinson's Blog Postings
In Erickson’s High Performance Team Coaching course, we emphasize the value of building team trust. What follows is called the RIDART framework, an effective team trust framework we use within team coaching.
Building real dialogue is a true art. It requires persistent, insightful listening and ‘fire lighting’ support from the team coach.
When we coaches think ‘coaching culture,’ we look with pride at companies with aligned teams, visionary leaders inspiring their reports, and corporate effectiveness as reported by members at multiple levels. We usually share the ‘hows’ of coaching culture.
In many companies, innovation is an elusive quality that is either present or not – rather than available as a process that can be trained and managed. Effective Solution-Focused team coaching and facilitation changes all that.
To get what you want in life, you must know where you are and where you want to go. Picture an ant backing away from an elephant’s front foot. If the ant doesn’t know where it is going, it may go right into the elephant’s back foot or fall off the path.
Greetings to all our friends, partners, and the entire Erickson global coaching community as we enter the season of love, giving, and self-reflection.
We are constantly receiving feedback. Sometimes it is given directly, sometimes indirectly. Sometimes the feedback is positive, and other times negative. If we are fortunate, the feedback helps us learn something about ourselves. However, feedback can sometimes create negative feelings and do little to improve our performance.
Imagine that you just received an unexpected complex problem and need to find a solution fast. You have never experienced this situation before. What is your approach? Most of us focus on the problem by asking questions such as: “Why do I have this problem? What shall I do to get rid of this problem? Are you sure this is my problem? Maybe it is someone else’s.” Before you know it, the challenge becomes bigger by the minute.