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Coaching to Say Things You Can’t Say

November 6, 2017 // R. Shawn McBride // No Comments »

R. Shawn McBride recently spoke about things a coach can say.

Folks, Shawn here with you today talking about using coaching in a very unique way, and that’s to say the things you can’t say. You know, we’re all going to have little issues come up in our business. We’re going to have employees that aren’t doing things we hope they would do, we’re going to have people that are struggling with things they shouldn’t be struggling with. And one thing we can do is we can use coaching as a way to say the things we can’t do.

As a manager, as a boss, you may not be able to approach an employee on every issue. And you certainly may not be able to dig into every issue that they have because of time, or because of damaging the relationship. By bringing in a coach, you can use a third party to correct those actions in a way that you may not be able to do one-on-one, because of fatigue, relationship management, or timing. So it’s a very unique and powerful way to use coaching.

Get coaching involved with your employees. Help them do better, help them improve, but also manage your relationship better by keeping that safe distance from the details of the activity. Also, it may put you in a better position from a Human Resources standpoint, if you have you that documented third party, should an employee be unable to improve and should you have to make a termination. A lot of stuff to think about there. But coaching can be a very powerful way to help your employees do more, get a third party perspective, and protect you as an employer, including your time and your resources, and make those relationships stronger. So it’s something you’re thinking about, it may be a powerful way to do things.

I do offer coaching, I encourage you to use the coach that you like. There is coaching information at, which talks about some of my process that may or may not be a fit for you, but just food for thought. But really, find a coach that you like to work with your teams. Pick your coach, probably a different coach for your employees.

If you’re thinking about building greater organizations, check out our blog has lots of great information in there, along with McBride for Business YouTube channel.

I really want to thank you today for taking the time to do this hard work. It is not easy to think about organizations, it’s not easy to think about management and growth, but you’re doing it. You’re leading the way, and you’re going to do more because of it.

Make sure you check out the R. Shawn McBride Fans and Audiences page on Facebook, become an active member of our community, and let me know how I can help you. Maybe I can come speak at your next event, come coach your teams, or help do some training., check me out, let me know your thoughts, give me thumbs up or thumbs down on these videos, let me know how I can help you more. I’m R. Shawn McBride, I’m signing off, but I will talk to you again very soon.

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