There are four levels of awareness that inspiring coaches develop to build a positive coaching mindset.
Here are a few tips from The Power of Positive Coaching to help you develop awareness of one of these areas: your emotions.
- Keep a private journal to help you know and manage your emotions.
- Demonstrate empathy toward the other party’s situation, frustrations, fears, etc. to more effectively navigate challenging coaching discussions.
- Respond (versus react) to situations by checking your emotions first so you can make the best decisions for your team.
- Master your emotions with the 5 × 5 Rule: If it won’t matter in five years don’t spend more than five minutes being upset by it.