The Blame Game

Written by Kirsty Allen, 13 Jul 2020

This challenge has run for our alumni already. Read how the coach and alumni responded in this PDF, or try the challenge yourself below.

You have a team member, Alex, who’s become quite complacent lately and has been underperforming compared to the rest of the team - who are massively under the pump.

You’ve approached Alex about it a couple times before, but Alex always seems to blame someone else for their performance. Previous conversations have indicated that there isn’t a lot of merit to this blame - Alex is experiencing the same challenges the whole team does and could actually do more to take ownership of outcomes.

What are your favourite coaching questions for dealing with someone playing the ‘blame game’?

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