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Effective Appraisal Dialogue – How not to and How to

Appraisal dialogues are dreaded events both for the manager and the reportee.  Appraisal dialogue can leave both of them energized, motivated and drive towards next level of performance or can leave both of them feeling low and negative, depending on the way the...

Coaching for Performance – Discovering Whitmore

Several years ago, when I was getting started on becoming a coach, a good friend recommended the book “Coaching for Performance” by Sir.John Whitmore (JW). Although I did not pause to ask the question then, I do now: “Can one learn swimming by...

Journey of a coach – the beginning

The motivation for this series of articles is to share my personal journey as a “performance” coach for software project managers since 2006. These days, one sees a number of professionals in their late career starting out as coaches – former CEOs,...