I have a direct (software engineer) who wants more leadership responsibility.
When I try to discuss coaching goals with him, he doesn't show much interest. I believe the reason is that his DiSC profile (7-1-5-2) shows him to be a "low-I". Most of the coaching goals that I have in mind involve heavy interaction with other people.
I think what I need is:
[list]- help coaching him to exhibit more "high-I" behaviors
- help convincing [b]me[/b] that you can be a "low-I" leader
Anyone out there have any ideas?
p.s. I already had him listen to Manager Tools podcast #1 "Solution to a Stalled Technical Career." He had some initial interest after listening, but no real changed behavior.