January 12th, 2021
Last week was dedicated to five-minute coaching (5mc). You can go to my blog if you missed it.
I designed five-minute coaching for busy school administrators who didn’t always have time to do extended classroom observations and follow-up conferences with teachers. However, 5mc helps leaders in other professions coach their people as well.
If that’s not enough, 5mc can be used in other situations and not just with people who report to you. My good friend and client Dr. Robert Maddox turned the tables on me yesterday with this email:
Hopefully we can connect soon as we look to the Spring Semester and the possibility of some June training. When we talk maybe we can start by you sharing:
1. What went well with your coaching in our district this past fall?
2. What surprised you?
3. What do you think you might do differently in the Spring?
I learned this discussion approach from a…… college professor, expert, and friend. Very powerful don’t you think😊
I look forward to talking soon my friend.
I had to laugh, but more importantly Robert’s email made me begin reflecting instantly! I am now thinking about how to add more value based on what worked and what didn’t. Also, think about the richness of the discussion that he and I will have.
PLEASE engage in a 5-minute coaching session this week and PLEASE share your results (click here to email me)!
Do good and be well,
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