As a leader, have you been trained to give constructive feedback to your team? Are you an expert at giving “sandwich feedback”, or starting with a supportive comment, squeezing in a constructive criticism, then adding a supportive comment to conclude? Some experts recommend a ratio of eight supportive comments to one negative comment when giving … Continue reading Make Feedback Your Friend: How Are You Doing on the Receiving End?
Join me for the Ohio Society of Association Professionals The Shane Yates Association Leadership Forum The Shane Yates Association Leadership Forum Is Nov. 17, 2021 from 9:45am-2:30pm by Zoom This year's educational offerings will focus on two tracks: one for long-established CEOs and c-suite staff; the other will focus on emerging industry leaders. Please join … Continue reading New Webinar from McWherter Coaching Group
As an executive coach I collaborate with leaders, so they can identify their resources and design action steps that work. I often raise this question, “Who can help you with that?”. This question can surprise my clients, if they face barriers to receiving help. A few leaders may not want to acknowledge they need help. Some leaders don’t … Continue reading Multi-Faceted Mentoring: The Critical Relationships You Need
“I wish this was working better, and I’m not sure how to make that happen.” Have you felt this way about a team you are leading? Perhaps your staff has issues with each another, a professional group can’t stay on task, or your Board of Directors can’t discover how to put everyone’s talents to work? Change needs to … Continue reading Want to Improve Your Team? Appreciative Inquiry Should Give You Hope
Conversations are a primary tool of my profession. As an Executive Coach I engage my clients in conversations daily, as a matter of course. How many conversations do you have every day? Are most of them enjoyable, meaningful, and productive? Yesterday I met a colleague for lunch. We hadn’t seen each another for months, yet we jumped into a … Continue reading How To Have a Boring Conversation