Esther Derby gave the afternoon keynote on Monday. Her presentation was on peer coaching - how do you bring back stuff you learn at a conference to your day job. The keynote was basically things to think about when you attempt to introduce change into an organization.
There are many reasons to change: introduce a new way (to fail :-)), improve things, curiosity, to save something we value. But all change involves loss and turmoil. There are some approaches that may be more effective:
Esther mentioned 5 questions that we should ask ourselves before inflicting coaching on people. Unfortunately, I didn't write them down in my notes. A few I remember:
More thoughts on coaching: Let people fail but catch them before they go too far down the wrong path. Ask questions. Frame situations. Pair - sometimes it won't be apparent who is coaching who. Debrief. Some questions:
Other things to do and not do: