Socially, we are being asked to innovate, deliver quickly, and challenge the status quo. As leaders, we can't demand more innovative and faster results without acknowledging that we are bound to encounter challenges along the way. The old paradigm of pretending to always have everything under control, where the team makes zero mistakes, is dead.
Organizations and individuals are optimized for the results they currently achieve. To attain different outcomes, we need the people in our organization to behave and perform their jobs differently. Effective coaching becomes crucial in this context, as leaders collaborate with and guide their team members to architect their own roadmap towards a shared goal. Through effective coaching, we can help team members optimize their outcomes.
However, there is a dark side to coaching. Expecting team members to graciously receive coaching, immediately comprehend, and flawlessly achieve improved outcomes sets us and our teams up for failure. Such coaching can be perceived as criticism, eroding trust and causing reluctance to accept guidance and experiment towards mastery. Without trust, most feedback will be rejected, leading to worse results.
About This Talk
Join J. Scott Founder @ 120VC, "The GSD Company," and learn how to channel your inner Ted Lasso to build trust, develop a coaching mindset and deliver feedback that builds trust and drives the "Status Go." Learn practical strategies for fostering a culture of continual improvement and driving success in the face of constant change.