It’s a powerful experience to create a resonant connection with another person and help them to achieve something they care about and to become more of who they want to be.
If there’s anything an effective, resonant coaching conversation produces, it’s positive energy.
If you have room in your head for only one nugget of leadership wisdom, make it this one: the most powerfully motivating condition people experience at work is making progress at something that is personally meaningful.
If your job involves leading others, the implications are clear: the most important thing you can do each day is to help your team members experience progress at meaningful work.
In fact, according to recent research, the single most important managerial competency that separates highly effective managers from average ones is coaching.