Coaching: Let your team members arrive at their own solutions

By Bob Davis, Founder and CEO, Robert C. Davis and Associates

I was reading a Harvard Business Review article on why so many coaching sessions do not produce the intended result, and the conclusion was that in these sessions, the coach does too much talking and does not let the coached team member come up with their own solutions.

I have seen this time and time again. 

We teach a class called “Bringing Mr. Socrates to Your Coaching Session.” In it, we teach the vital skill of using the Socratic method – questioning and dialog versus lecturing – to let the coached team member come up with their own solutions.

Could your people benefit from this kind of training? I’ll bet they could. Let’s talk about it.

Robert C. Davis and Associates
Bob Davis, Founder and CEO | 678-548-1775 | bob@robertcdavis.net
Brad Baumunk, President and COO | 512-695-2511 | brad@robertcdavis.net