It’s not unusual for a leader or a team to feel stuck and not know what to do. This is a common experience. Many leaders try their best to avoid being stuck. And yet, being stuck can be a perfect time to push the pause button, evaluate progress, and make course corrections.
The following are five questions to ask when you’re feeling stuck and don’t know what to do:
- Where are you going? In other word, what’s the vision? BIG picture? What is God’s invitation? Instead of focusing on being stuck, shift your focus to the where you’re going.
- Where are you now? What’s the truth about your current situation? Define the current reality. Sometimes we are so involved in getting un-stuck that we miss what’s right in front of us.
- What’s possible? What is the simplest next step you could take? The most outrageous next step? Most fun? Safest? Or, what’s the benefit of being stuck right now?
- Who can help? Who has been the most helpful in the past? Who is just waiting to help you? Who have you overlooked?
- How committed are you to taking action? How would you rate your commitment to action? What would it take to dramatically increase your level of commitment? What are you really, REALLY committed too? What’s the pay off of doing nothing?
Register for Mentor Coaching
I would like to invite you to join our next Mentor-Coaching Group. Mentor-Coaching is one of the best ways to hone your coaching skills. In our group mentor-coaching program, you will receive in-the-moment feedback on your coaching ability from both the faculty member and fellow students. You also have the opportunity to observe others as they coach and learn from their feedback. The mentor-coaching group is a safe, supportive environment to practice the skills you have learned in class.
February/March 2014: Mentor-Coaching Group: The dates are: Mondays at 11:00am Eastern Time – February 3, 10, 24 & March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 – 2014.
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Please feel free to contact me if I can be of any additional help.
All the best to you.
P.S. If you are interested in pursuing a coaching credential from the International Coach Federation, mentor-coaching is a requirement.