The winner has been chosen in the BizSugar “Small Business Coaching Tips Contest!” There were loads of great tips provided, check out the post to see all of them. We’d like to thank everyone who participated by leaving their coaching tip in the comments section of the post.
Without further ado, the winner is:
John Seiffer of Better CEO (@BetterCEO) ~
“If you want to influence a person’s behavior whether they are an employee, customer, or associate; you need to understand WHY they might want to do what you’re encouraging them to do. Too many people assume they know what motivates another and this is often why communication breaks down. You can actually have a conversation about why. It’s tricky to do without sounding dorky but it can be done.
My coaching tip #1 is understand the WHY before you coach about the HOW.
Coaching tip #2 is realize (and communicate) that the other person is free to do whatever they want with your advice. Because they are. There will be consequences to whatever choice they make – good or bad. But never forget they have the choice.”
Congratulations to you John!
We’d also like to thank moderator, Amanda Stillwagon of MyFindsOnline, for her assistance in helping to choose the winner.
14 thoughts on “Small Business Coaching Tips Contest: Winner!”
Great advice, John – congratulations on your win!
Big congratulations to you, John, and thanks for sharing your tip. I think your tip makes an important point about understanding where the other person is coming from. People usually have reasons for doing what they do. No one WANTS to do a poor job — they may well have been thinking about something else.
I hope you enjoy the gift card – use it as “mad money”!
Congratulations John of Better CEO! That is totally true. The “whys” are oftentimes taken for granted and most people just assume that everybody is aware of it that they go ahead with the “hows.” Productivity in the office would surely increase if the right business tools are provided and open communication is practiced. Cheers!
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