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  1. Reflection Series, Part IV: An Approach – 3×5 Leadership
    October 19, 2018 @ 11:27 am

    […] Peer coaching is one of my favorite reflective activities and is the primary way that I expand my ideas and make sense of them. I thoroughly enjoy talking out thoughts that I’m wrestling with and soliciting feedback from my peers that I trust and respect. I engage in both formal and informal peer coaching. Formally, I established a professional relationship with two colleagues that I trust and highly respect, where we meet for about 90 minutes every one to two weeks. We cover a myriad of topics to include personal and spiritual ones, but we spend a lot of time on professional topics and help one another work through friction points. Informally, I try to catch close colleagues over lunch or after work and spend some time reviewing what’s going on, often learning from one another’s unique methods; these can even be flash peer coach sessions that last mere minutes, but still offer value to your thoughts. Ultimately, my favorite peer coach is my wife! She knows me better than anyone else and has the highest level of earned authority to provide ideas and especially constructive feedback. She is always my go-to sounding board for work and life. If you’re new to this idea of a peer coach, check out my post about it here. […]

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  2. Reflection Series, Part V: Organizational Reflection – 3×5 Leadership
    November 2, 2018 @ 1:06 pm

    […] I wrote about peer coaching in a previous blog post, which you can check out HERE. […]

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  3. Celebrating Two Years of Leader Development! – 3×5 Leadership
    December 12, 2018 @ 9:31 am

    […] You Need a Peer Coach to Become a Better Leader […]

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  4. Self-Development Begets Leader Development – 3×5 Leadership
    January 31, 2019 @ 6:02 am

    […] Discussing: Talking about what you are experiencing and learning helps you clarify your lessons and allows you to consider other perspectives as well. I challenge you to identify and engage in a routine relationship with a peer coach as a developmental activity. […]

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  5. On-the-Job Development: Leaders as Teachers & Coaches – 3×5 Leadership
    March 7, 2019 @ 9:43 pm

    […] Spend some self-development effort studying the science of coaching. I recommend leaders start with The Coaching Habit, by Michael Bungay Stanier. You can also read two 3×5 Leadership articles on coaching: Coaching – An Essential Leadership Tool and You Need a Peer Coach to Become a Better Leader. […]

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  6. Leader Development Programs: Creating Time and Space for Leader Development – 3×5 Leadership
    April 15, 2019 @ 8:47 am

    […] by establishing the relationships and then creating opportunities to meet. Leaders can designate peer coaching relationships and then create the LPD sessions for those pairs to meet, talk, learn, and reflect. The same can be […]

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  7. Leader Development Through Mentorship – 3×5 Leadership
    April 29, 2019 @ 5:16 am

    […] Mentorship can look like some parts advising and other parts coaching. It’s ok to give advice and the answers. But I believe the best mentorship relationships incorporate coaching as well. Explore coaching more here, here, and here. […]

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  8. Building & Reinforcing a Culture of Development – 3×5 Leadership
    May 18, 2019 @ 7:59 am

    […] can often look like counseling, after-action reviews, fostering a peer coaching or mentorship program, performance recognition, and educating our leaders on new leadership […]

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  9. Self-Awareness & Your Leadership Effectiveness – 3×5 Leadership
    July 4, 2019 @ 7:05 am

    […] surveys we can use to collect that data. Beyond that, merely engaging on deliberate mentorship and peer coaching conversations on these topics can help us achieve […]

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