Episode 157: Coaching When You’re the Boss

“I often get the question, ‘Can I coach if I’m a boss?’ The short answer is yes. But only if you are clear, intentional, and capable.”

Elena Aguilar

“Can I coach if I’m the boss?” 

The short answer is yes. But only if you are clear, intentional, and capable. If you are an administrator, a supervisor, or anyone who is responsible for evaluation and also wants to take a coaching stance, this is an episode you don’t want to miss.

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Episode Reflection Questions:

  • How do you define “coaching?” Does everyone within your context or organization share the same definition? 
  • What does it mean to you to take a coaching stance? When is that the most appropriate stance to take in your current work? When do you not want to take a coaching stance? 
  • How clear is it to the people you supervise when you are taking a coaching stance vs. when you are taking a “boss” stance? How do you know?

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