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Scaling

β€œOn a 𝐬𝐜𝐚π₯𝐞 of 1 to 10, where do you currently rate yourself?”.
As a coach and mentor, frequently I use the π’”π’„π’‚π’π’Šπ’π’ˆ approach to measure progress.
As the coach, it can provide me with some really valuable insight into the coachee, their thinking and where they are at a given point in time with any specific situation.
Here are some examples:
On a 𝐬𝐜𝐚π₯𝐞 of 1 -10…
…to what degree have you made progress towards this goal?
…how satisfied are you in this area?
…how determined are you to take this action.
There are always powerful benefits of π’”π’„π’‚π’π’Šπ’π’ˆ too in turn for the coachee, by helping them to assess their position in relation to their ideal outcome i.e. their 10/10.
Many follow up questions usually follow on, as I probe further in any given situation where someone is trying to progress…
For example here is one situation to consider:
β€’ You said that you were a 3 in regard to your confidence when providing feedback to your team member.
β€’ Tell me what makes it a 3 for you, what is your experience?
β€’ What does it feel like being a 3?
β€’ What are you thinking about as a 3?
β€’ What are the reasons for a 3?
β€’ What feedback have you had to suggest you might be a 3?
β€’ What are the reasons you are a 3 as opposed to a 7?
β€’ What’s the difference for you?
β€’ …….And many other questions follow on too!
It is more important to focus on the differences and then on the progress that can be made.
I have found π’”π’„π’‚π’π’Šπ’π’ˆ to be a particularly helpful tool and use it frequently…
It’s great to try it out!
How can you apply this tool in your coaching conversations?

Measuring Progress

How do you measure your progress?
….It’s just gone 6.50am and I am doing good!
One of my favourite Christmas presents is my water bottle.
It allows me to measure the amount of water I drink, by the hour, throughout the entire day.
No more counting glasses for me…
With this I can see the progress I am making to achieve my daily 2 litre goal.
I love it!!
It is a SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Targeted) way of setting a daily goal.
The first step to measure progress is to set a goal…
There is however little point in setting a goal if you will never know whether you were successful or not.
To determine the level of success, you must be able to measure your progress.
When you measure your progress, you see exactly how you are getting along, which in turn can act as a great motivator for you to stick with something.
In my experience, the fact that you are making progress will give you the drive and energy to stick with the goal.
How do you measure your progress with your personal goals?