The art of coaching is not as easy as it looks. One of the main reasons for this is that being a successful coach is not measured by what you do but by what is achieved. I’ve discovered a few ‘patterns’ in my own coaching behavior that leed to on ‘working hard’ instead of ‘achieve results’. And I’ve found some alternatives for these behaviors that will help me to become a great coach. I would not like to use the word ‘anti-patterns’. It’s better to speak about wolves in sheep’s clothes. Some amazing results can be achieved working like this. However, on the long term it will neither help the coach become any better, neither help the organization to live on without the coach. Love the sheep, but be aware of the wolf ! What wolves am I talking about :
- Do whatever is needed to make the change a success.
- Do whatever is expected from the coach.
- Focus on the biggest impediments.
- Follow your gut feeling.
- Be in control of your own speed.
- See the whole.