The Advantace Coaching Cycle
Coaching is not a single path, it has a cyclical nature, because like good health, life discipline is a constant and never-ending process.
The Advantace coaching cycle involves
- 1 Capture—collect what has your attention,
- 2 Clarify—process what it means,
- 3 Organize—put it where it belongs,
- 4 Reflect—review frequently,
- 5 Engage—simply do
This is explained further in our coaching cycle video, which outlines the seven strategy spokes of the Advantace coaching wheel:
In order to delineate every goal, task, objective, plan, request, demand and expectation that is a part of everyone’s day, Advantace offers D-lineators © as a powerful Clarity tool.
All reality can be allocated into the following D-buckets, and Advantace helps you develop your skills in such Monkey Management.
1. Desire – The root of all the things on your horizon. Creativity is often the product of silence, of listening. Being clear about your desires is a pre-requisite to all the other D-Lineators.
2. Do – “Just do it” as Nike’s byline reads. There are some things that are best handled by yourself.
3. Delay – Yes it may be on your action agenda, but can it be best scheduled as part of a plan?
4. Delay – Yes it may be on your action agenda, but can it be best scheduled as part of a plan?
5. Delegate – Handing monkeys over to your own trusted team is how most things are achieved, but do they know how to delegate also?
6. Delete – Only the executive may have the power to reduce the scope of what is being faced. Removing something can be a key log jam remover to get things flowing again.
7. Define – Rather than removing the concept, what can be done to define another more efficient way before delegating?
7. Distribute – in today’s world, awareness can affect the result. Imagine trying to launch a book today without distributing the information via social media. Asking for answers via the internet can also provide huge leverage via oDesk and similar to deliver options that can revolutionize delegation.
8. Design Thinking. This is the D-Lineator for creative work including a team (it may be your partner, or an internet community) into your planning. The basic tenets of design thinking include;
- Humanity – all design activity is ultimately social in nature, so it should incorporate the thoughts of others where possible
- Ambiguity –thinkers should preserve uncertainty and the awareness of change
- The re-design rule – nothing is new, just a re-design of what already is
- The tangibility rule – making ideas tangible always facilitates communication