Are you trying to deal with differences to get on the same page, but can't? You might be in the wrong conversation.
Because the wrong conversation doesn't deal with differences.
Differences are on path to a same page you want to be on. They look like barriers but they're really enablers. And this is good, because they're everywhere!
In most situations, you and others see different things and
size them up in different ways. You might take different actions,
even toward different ends. This is as it should be because we have
different personalities. Different experience and training.
Different roles and responsibilities.
Differences are everywhere but avoiding them gets you nowhere.
Conceding. Arguing. Persuading others to see things your way.
These get us nowhere because they don't deal with differences.
They walk away from them. Roll over them. Go around them.
You need a way to use differences, to create a same page from them.
Would you like to spot and follow differences like they're conversation clues? To see what information is behind them? Or understand why an issue is sensitive, and how to discuss it? Some simple conversation techniques do that by following the conversation, not leading it. And that's what you'll do, using them.
This isn't traditional coaching. You'll learn in a real situation, not in an exercise. I'll work with you while you work with your team in real-time, not on a timetable. With specific goals we'll set and measure.
With Situation-Based Coaching, you'll not only deal with differences to get on the same page in a situation, today, but in any situation. Anytime. With or without me.
I've been helping people deal with differences to get on the same page for decades. Right after college it was in a local community mental health center. Later it was in a Federal government agency, while in graduate school earning Master of Science in Conflict Resolution.
I've started, owned, and operated several businesses over the past 23 years. Mostly to consult with organizations about conflict, collaboration, culture, and change.
Recently I decided to show others what clients hired me to do. To help you become great at dealing with differences to get people on the same page - and to love doing it as much as I love it.
I designed situation-based coaching because it's the lowest cost, highest ROI way I know to deal with differences to get on the same page - and to build capability to do that, with or without me.
There are two ways we can work together, with a third on the way.
If you've ever worked on a propoal you know dealing with differences is made difficult by deadlines and the stakes. It's often a team effort in name only. That won't help you win, and I can help with that. Click here to read how.
Teams manage projects, programs, initiatives, operations, and more - and differences flourish in everything they do. Differences can hinder or enable, and I'll show you collaboration uses them to enable. Click here to read how.
We've all been on a team that was they way every team should work, and feel. That brand of team culture needn't happen by chance. Agreeing to how you'll deal with differences can bring it about. This servcie is coming soon.
You're in situations every day where differences affect you. The first thing to do is pick a situation that's a good opportunity to learn to lead a different conversation.
We'll have one call where we get on the same page about your situation, your goals for dealing with differences, and the same page you hope to get on. We'll discuss strengths and weakensses you see in yourself so you can play to a strength to improve a weakness. When you do this, the conversation techniques are easy.
Dealing with differences to get on the same page is more journey than destination, and your journey begins with our first coaching call. You're closer than you know, and you'll begin leading the way in your next colleague or team discussion.