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Unlocking Potential

Michael Simpson

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Unlocking Potential is a guide that will help you as a leader make a difference in people's lives in the long run by learning how to coach people in a way that brings to light their greatest strengths and capabilities.


Unlocking Potential

Unlocking Potential

by Michael Simpson


Did you ever learn about potential energy in science class? It was the power that rockets, for example, stored within, waiting to be unleashed. Once the rocket was sparked, the potential energy released its power to make the rocket fly.

Similarly, you have potential to achieve great things, reaching new heights in your work. But the difficulty is finding and unlocking that stored energy. You want to make use of it, but you just don't know how. And if you're a manager, you may find it even harder to solve this problem in your team members.

What you need is a coach. And the secrets of great coaching are what Michael Simpson's Unlocking Potential: 7 Coaching Skills That Transform Individuals, Teams, and Organizations will give you.

The seven skills of coaching to unlock potential are:

  1. Trust
  2. Potential
  3. Commitment
  4. Execution
  5. Character & Competence
  6. Challenging paradigms
  7. Self-feedback

Favorite quote

Perhaps the best definition of coaching is 'unleashing or unlocking the potential of another human being'


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