Weekly Coaching Tips: Look for Potential
#1 of 7 Coaching Tips for Becoming a Better Coaching-Based Leader
The goal of coaching is to help others realize more of their potential. Potential is everywhere. It’s hiding in plain sight. You simply need to train yourself to see it.
In order to look for potential in day-to-day interactions, you need to change your inner dialogue. Rather than asking, “What’s wrong?” (with this person or situation), ask yourself, “What’s possible?”
Potential looks like:
- Helping someone move through a fear and learn something new
- Guiding a colleague to have a difficult conversation they’ve been avoiding
- Encouraging someone who’s good at something to become great
- Supporting people with new ideas to bring them to life
Practice recognizing potential in everyone, and everything. It’s there, waiting to be realized through your coaching.