Have you ever wondered why your brain seems to operate differently at work than it does when relaxing with friends and family? Maybe you’ve been curious about how sometimes it’s hard to focus or collaborate with others. You are not alone.
Dr. David Rock is one of the thought leaders in the human-performance coaching field. Since the mid-90’s, he has trained over thousands of executive, personal and workplace coaches in more than 60 countries. Two of his more recent books are Coaching with the Brain in Mind: Foundations for Practice and Your Brain at Work: Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long. David Rock works in the area of NeuroLeadership (in fact, he coined the term) and believes that coaching is a powerful tool for discovering what goes on in the brain and is a key for performance improvement.
This 10 minute video is a sample of David Rock coaching an executive. From a rtechnical standpoint, he leaves a lot to be desired. Most of his questions are closed and require either a yes-no answer or a choice among alternative he provides. He’s quick and seldom leaves time for reflective thought. On the other hand, the client finds some really powerful insights.
Watch the video and then make your judgment: good coaching or bad?