Posts Tagged: accountability

Perspectives on Subpar Performers

Monday, January 12th, 2015 | By: Mike Donahue

I had a conversation with a former coaching client last week. She was lamenting the weak performance of someone who works for her, and I couldn’t resist the inclination to put on my coaching hat and ask her a few questions about accountability. It became clear that she was tolerating the subpar performance, making it easy for the employee to do the scant minimum to keep his job. The conversation…

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When an Executive Coach Sees Yellow

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 | By: Mike Donahue

Twice a year I submit to a blood test. A lab analyzes the results and generates a highly detailed multipage report. I’m pleased with all the actionable information it provides and how easy it is to read. It presents all the data in one of three categories—high risk, intermediate risk or optimal—and color-codes each category red, yellow or green. We’ve been conditioned since childhood to respond in specific ways to…

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