This month we have a guest post by Gerard McCann. Gerard talks about those moments when a learning opportunity opens itself up. Of course, as a quality coach, you want to recognise those moments and use them as opportunities to share information, provide training, or suggest a facilitated workshop.
I remember when I first started working in coaching. I'd done a lot of 1:1 training with free students, but never in a formal way at work. So when I was given that learning opportunity, I quickly realised the value of this approach.
It's an excellent post, with some great perspectives I hadn't thought of before. And Gerard clearly has experience in this field. Thank you for writing it.
Teachable moments in Quality Coaching
In his post 'teachable moments in quality coaching', Gerard explains what a teachable moment is:
The term teachable moment comes from education. Wikipedia says it "is the time at which learning a particular topic or idea becomes possible or easiest." Unfortunately, it's not always possible to undertake proactive quality coaching, which can mean we have to quality coach more reactively. I identify and seize teachable moments most frequently when a gap exists between the team's expected and actual performance, e.g. something has maybe not worked out in a sprint. As a quality coach, I'm jumping in quickly to help the team with the following steps and prevention from a quality perspective. The article explains the how and what around this.
Some situational and context-related posts.
Round the neighbourhood
I found this one through Alan's Page Five for Friday; this one is for you, Michele!
One of my favourite bloggers, Adam Knight, wrote the article below. This blog is chockers full of excellent articles. So do yourself a favour and head over for a perusal.
And some new writers (at least to me!).
Finally, I wrote a post on leadership when change happens to you.
Until next month,
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