Really Useful Coaching: Stealing from Sports

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Slides from my talk at Dare Conf Mini in London Jan 2014, looking at what we can steal from sports in terms of coaching.

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  • Micro Managers Are Like Poorly Designed SatNavs
  • Then I became a people manager … and got worried that I would revisit the sins that I had suffered
  • Really Useful Coaching: Stealing from Sports

    1. 1. Really Useful Coaching Stealing from Sports Meri Williams, ChromeRose @Geek_Manager
    2. 2. I *LOVE* SPORTS Meri Williams, ChromeRose @Geek_Manager
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    4. 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/9163479@N07/ 3300198527/ Meri Williams, ChromeRose @Geek_Manager
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    6. 6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/flying_ cloud/596231709/ Meri Williams, ChromeRose @Geek_Manager
    7. 7. http://www.flickr.com/photos/108777645@N0 4/10953465733/ Meri Williams, ChromeRose @Geek_Manager
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    9. 9. I FOUND IT FASCINATING THAT THE BEST COACHES WEREN’T NECESSARILY THE BEST PLAYERS … AND SOMETIMES GREAT PLAYERS ARE TERRIBLE COACHES Meri Williams, ChromeRose @Geek_Manager
    10. 10. THIS TELLS US… SOMEONE CAN COACH YOU TO PERFORM BETTER, EVEN IF THEY ARE LESS EXPERT THAN YOU Meri Williams, ChromeRose @Geek_Manager
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    12. 12. MY EARLY EXPERIENCES KINDA SUCKED Meri Williams, ChromeRose @Geek_Manager
    13. 13. http://www.flickr.com/photos/60456299@N00 /244671618/ Meri Williams, ChromeRose @Geek_Manager
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    16. 16. I was lucky enough to get a brilliant coach and mentor.  This chap Meri Williams, ChromeRose @Geek_Manager
    17. 17. What’s the Difference? A MENTOR is someone with more experience either generally or in a specific area, who can give you advice. Often on big, long term topics. A COACH is someone who is helping you to find the best way forward based on what you already know. Usually more immediate focus. Meri Williams, ChromeRose @Geek_Manager
    18. 18. OUR FIRST COACHING CONVERSATION… Meri Williams, ChromeRose @Geek_Manager
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    20. 20. One simple way to change how you’re working… RESIST ASKING “WHAT SHOULD I DO?” AND INSTEAD PROPOSE “HERE’S WHAT WE COULD DO” Meri Williams, ChromeRose @Geek_Manager
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    23. 23. THE THING PAUL REALLY EXCELLED AT WAS KNOWING WHEN TO SWITCH BETWEEN MENTORING & COACHING Meri Williams, ChromeRose @Geek_Manager
    24. 24. Clue/Skills Matrix Meri Williams, ChromeRose @Geek_Manager
    25. 25. Clue/Skills Matrix Meri Williams, ChromeRose @Geek_Manager
    26. 26. What’s Needed Meri Williams, ChromeRose @Geek_Manager
    27. 27. COACHING: GROW MODEL GOAL REALITY WILL OPTIONS Meri Williams, ChromeRose @Geek_Manager
    28. 28. The beauty is… YOU DON’T NEED TO KNOW MUCH TO BE AN EFFECTIVE COACH THE STRUCTURED CONVERSATION DRAWS OUT WHAT THEY ALREADY KNOW (BUT MAY NOT REALISE) Meri Williams, ChromeRose @Geek_Manager
    29. 29. YOU CAN BUDDY UP AND COACH EACH OTHER TOO – OFTEN A GREAT SOLUTION! Meri Williams, ChromeRose @Geek_Manager
    30. 30. Meri Williams, ChromeRose @Geek_Manager
    31. 31. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING  GO! BE AND FIND GREAT COACHES! Meri Williams, ChromeRose @Geek_Manager
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