The Man who Loved Bread
The technique of sharing a story is to ask if the coachee would like to hear a story. Then tell the story and ask the coachee what it meant to him. Do not interpret the story for him. Ask him how this would relate to his present situation and what can he learn from it. If the coachee does not see the point, you may share other angles of looking at it after that and invite him to comment on that.
- Coachee who jumps to conclusion too fast.
- Coachee who is impatient
- Coachee who misunderstand a good intention.
|A man eating in a restaurant called the waiter and complained that he had been given only one loaf with his meat dish.|
|"I like lots of bread," said the man. "Remember that next time."|
|The next time he came the waiter served him three loaves. "This is better than the last time," said the man. "But I would have liked more bread."|
|The next time he came the waiter served him five loaves but sill the man seemed unhappy. Later the waiter told the cook about the man. The cook said he would see to it that the man was fully satisfied the next time he came.|
|Two days later the man came again. The waiter alerted the cook who alerted the bakery with whom he had placed an order for a loaf 2ft wide, 3ft thick and 6ft long. The bakery delivered the loaf to the restaurant, and the cook and the waiter triumphantly carried the loaf to the customer. The customer stared at the loaf in disbelief."This is the last time I'm coming here!" he announced getting up angrily from his chair and throwing his napkin on the table.|
|"I keep telling you I want more bread and here you are once again serving me just one loaf!"|
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POWERFUL PERFORMANCE COACHING TIPS
Author: Wai K Leong
Empowering Asian Mindsets Through Coaching
Publisher: Pelanduk Publishing Company
Book Size: 5.4 MB or 228 pages
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I am always impressed with Wai's ability to be with the client and coach them from where they are. He brings clarity and authenticity to his coaching. He is able to reach the heart of the matter with grace and skill.
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