Bob Francis

Assume That People Are Doing the Best They Can With What They’ve Got

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Guest Post by Bob Francis

Leading with questions assumes that most people already possess the answers. They just need someone to stimulate their thinking so they can discover the gold that is resident within them.

But, what other assumptions might be helpful for those who coach leaders? Here is one to consider: Effective coaches assume that people are doing the best they can with what they’ve got. The question is, what do they need in order to get better?

Once a coach helps a leader to discover what they need, they have come a long way in accomplishing their...