All entries for April 2009
April 28, 2009
Today we have a great section about communication and coaching. I learnt some ideas that might help to understand leadership and how leaders can be improved.
Listening is one of the most important and effective skills that leaders should have, because it gives a great chance to understand people around you "followers". This understanding is a solid basic to establish a good relationship with other.
This part leads to coaching.
Giving advice is not a good idea to start with when you asked to help. There are some tips should be followed to be successful coach.
-Understand the problem clearly is the first key of coaching: reflect the problem or problem definition.
- Understand impacts: " how do you feel about that?". What are impacts?
-Elaborate options: Offer some options
- Facilitate evaluation of options: set up action plan.
- Agree Action plan
- Agree review process. Set up time and goals to achieve.
Here I'm just wondering, does Gender effects on the approach of coaching? In other word, males when they mention their problem, they are looking for answer or solution. On the other hand, females just want to be listened usually.
This point I think is quite important to be considered when we deal with different people and different gender.
April 26, 2009
I have not started wrote about what i have learnt form the first day of the LE Module, but I have took some notes that probably will help to write about Leadership.
The main question that i have is What's the Leadership? since long time there are huge numbers of publisher that have been defining and talking about leadership.
we had an exercises as a group and after each task we should write some points that need to be improved and things that we've done well. after i looked at the weakness points i thought a while of them and they were in my mind during the second exercise, and tried to avoid them. so now i believe that the first step to solve any problem is to KNOW it !
that's it for tonight.
see ya later!