Gallup's Called to Coach
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Called to Coach is a webcast resource for those who want to help others discover and use their strengths. We have Gallup experts and independent strengths coaches share tactics, insights and strategies to help coaches maximize the talent of individuals, teams and organizations around the world.
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Gallup Called to Coach With Dean Jones 12/15/2016
Dec 22 16
This webcast is part two of a two-part series on leading an effective strengths training. In part one, Dean discussed five basic things you need to cover about strengths during a training session. 1. Strengths are rooted in the study of excellence, it’s not a typology. 2. Define the difference between a strength, a talent and a theme and be sure you know them by heart. 3. Introduce the CliftonStrengths assessment and be able to talk about the validation of the assessment. 4. Help people name, claim and aim their talents. 5. Address how to handle weaknesses.
Here are the 10 new tips Dean covers in this webcast:
1. Prepare based on five perspectives:
•Understand the design of the course, get inside the integrity of the design and get the connection points, learn how it pieces together, the narrative and the flow.
•Think about the participant experience and what you want the outcome for them to be.
•How will you deliver the course as a leader?
•Consider the logistics and the materials you will use. Remember not to give people materials until they need it, otherwise it is distracting.
•What is the intended impact? Participants need something they can take away and apply immediately.
2. Practice, practice, practice; great course leaders practice all the time.
3. Be present.
•Be authentic, transparent and vulnerable.
•You don’t have to be funny or entertaining.
•Create a space of authenticity and connection; your attention is fully on the participants.
4. How you start the course is everything; it sets your trajectory and how the course will land.
•You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.
•You want to create credibility and accessibility.
5. The course doesn’t begin for people until they hear their own voice in the room
•Give people a couple of questions – your name, what do you do, share three words that describe you.
•Give them something good about themselves that they can share; share authentically, not just talk.
6. Great courses work on three levels/dimensions - Bloom’s Taxonomy - cognitive, psychomotor, affective.
•What do we want people to know as a result of this course? Do (skills)? Feel?
7. Reduce the risk of participation
•Participation is always a choice for people, they are calibrating their risk, even extroverted people.
•Is this a safe place? Will my contribution be honored?
•Are you creating an environment where people will choose to engage/participate?
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