The Most Useful Tool In A Coaching Conversation: Silence

by Tim Sackett | Posted | Performance Management

The Most Useful Tool In A Coaching Conversation: Silence

The power of silence might be one of the most underutilized tools in a leader’s coaching toolbox. Why?

From the moment you become a leader, you’re trained and conditioned to be the one with the answers. So, when you bring someone in that needs coaching, you naturally want to ‘give’ them the answers! That’s the problem. The answers that employees need are rarely something you can give them, but something they need to give themselves.

Using short silences can be one of the most effective ways to get employees to tell you what you really need to hear. I sat down with Kris Dunn on our TalentTalks video series to talk about using silence to improve coaching conversations and he has some great tips for us to follow.

Thanks to Kris for joining me on this episode of TalentTalks!

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