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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?