There are only so many people you can coach. I like to think of coaching as putting fertilizer on a plant.
A plant that’s growing will grow a whole lot faster if you throw some fertilizer on it. A dead plant on the other hand, is a waste of your resources, and no amount of fertilizer is going to help.
We have an instinct to pour our time into coaching our ‘deadest plants’. This is a waste of time. We should be looking for signs of life and pour fertilizer on those plants.
Try to spend 80% of your time coaching your winners, and 20% with your whiners. That’s the way to get the best results.