When coaching employees, ask them this question: "If you were your own coach, what would you suggest for yourself?" The ideas you hear may be better than your own. More importantly, when employees make their own suggestions, they are more likely to follow them.
Research by Dutch psychologist Ap Dijksterhuis shows that "unconscious thinkers" - people who are temporarily distracted - often make better decisions than "conscious thinkers" who are focused directly on a problem.
In the mind of the consumer, what do you want your brand to stand for? All great brands stand for something: service, quality, price, innovation, etc. Does your brand stand out from the crowd thus avoiding direct competition with widely popular brands? To win in today's over crowded marketplace you must be distinct and stand out.
Great leaders instill a sense of pride throughout the organization. There is a link between people, pride, and performance. You simply cannot produce quality work unless you have quality people, people who feel good about themselves, their work, and their company.
One of the many worries among top executives today is that they won't have the talent needed to lead their organizations in the coming years. To that end, providing coaching training for leaders is the "single greatest opportunity for improving employee performance excellence." Improving your current leaders ability to give in-the-moment feedback should be a top leadership development priority for your organization.