Coaching people at work. How can I learn it?

When I first started work, many years ago, people spoke a lot about “leader as coach,” and “Self-directed careers.” The idea that any team leader and any senior technician, administrator or artisan was also a teacher of others became ingrained into my expectations myself and those that I worked with. Similarly, the idea that we were all responsible for our own careers meant that everyone was a leader. This gave me an awesome start to what has been a divergent and luck driven career, because it meant that I was being taught leadership, learning and teaching from the first days … Continue reading Coaching people at work. How can I learn it?

Storytelling at work. How can I learn it?

I like to think that I am a good storyteller. I use stories in teaching, coaching and in presentations. Some of my skill comes from my education at school and some from being surrounded by good storytelling as I grew up. But what if I wanted to learn about storytelling now, as an adult. Where should I start? I was talking to someone this week and I realized that while I frequently seek to learn more about storytelling, I don’t really know the best source for learning about it, because I have simply stumbled through material that looked interesting to … Continue reading Storytelling at work. How can I learn it?