Today I am teaching a short class at the Foursquare Education Symposium on the need for coaching in the life of leaders, both students and directors. Did you know that the win percentage for Michael Jordan was only 48% before he met coach Phil Jackson? After he was coached his win percentage went up to 75% and he won 6 championships, wow! Coaching is essential for any leader to improve.
Here are my notes from today.
Coaching leaders is about helping them come to their own conclusions.
Coaching leaders is about helping them see that being like Jesus is being a better leader.
Coaching leaders is about helping them hear from God, not telling them what to do.
Coaching leaders is about helping them win, not making you feel better.
Coaching leaders is about helping them see the next right thing to do.
Here are the three questions I ask every leader I coach, I got them from Ministry Coaching International.
1. What is your greatest victory? (since we last spoke)
2. What is your greatest challenge? (since we last spoke)
3. What is your hot topic? (This is a catch all question)
The best writer that I know of coaching is Michael Hyatt, he just wrote a book on the topic that I highly endorse.
Let me know your thoughts on coaching.