As business environments have evolved and become more complex, so has the role of coaches and consultants. Consider this research from an HBR survey report: 20 years ago most companies engaged a coach to help fix toxic behavior at the top, and 10 years ago most companies engaged coaches to develop … [Read more...] about What is Your Favorite Part of Coaching?
As a business coach or consultant, do you really know your clients? Let me ask you this: have you ever found it awkward when working with your coaching clients? Do you sense a level of unfamiliarity or distance that prevents you from assessing their personal challenges? Would knowing them better … [Read more...] about Do You Know Your Clients?
In spite of wide-spread coach training, most of the time managers aren't using coaching skills to grow and develop their people. Instead, many managers still believe in their role as a problem solver, cutting short conversations with employees by providing solutions, advice, and answers. Yet … [Read more...] about A Coaching Conversation Checklist for Smart Managers
Managers who effectively harness their coaching skills reap multiple benefits. Their employees are more committed, willing to put in greater effort and are less likely to leave. Coaching’s impact significantly affects people and profits within organizations committed to training managers, guiding … [Read more...] about The Need for Managing with Coaching Skills
The most challenging part of growing brilliant leaders who will thrive in 21st century business is coaching for the inner game of leadership. Effective leaders master the C-suite competencies: setting strategic direction; communicating an inspiring mission; understanding financial data; planning … [Read more...] about The Inner Game of Leadership
At some point in your career, you may sense a creeping malaise. You’re no longer enthusiastic about the day ahead. When did your brilliant career become the daily grind? What happened to your passion? “We hear a great deal of talk about the midlife crisis of the executive. It is mostly boredom.” ~ … [Read more...] about Find Your Personal Passion
Are you part of the under management epidemic, or are you a truly engaged manager? A recent survey reports 9 out of 10 managers are providing insufficient oversight—a problem that consultant Bruce Tulgan calls the “under-management epidemic.” Ten years ago, research from Rainmaker Thinking, … [Read more...] about The Under-Management Epidemic
How much time and attention do you give to your wardrobe and appearance? It’s often the little things that count. Like it or not, first impressions matter.
Remember Malcolm Gladwell’s blockbuster book Blink, back in 2007? The author stresses how quickly we decide to like or dislike someone. Our … [Read more...] about Your Personal Presence:
Do you ever wonder why some very smart people don’t live up to their potential? Maybe even you are included in this category. It may come down to mindset.
Mindset is “an established set of attitudes held by someone,” says the Oxford American Dictionary. It turns out, however, that a set of … [Read more...] about Shift Your Mindset:
Choose “Thrive” Instead of “Survive”
When people think of mentoring, they often associate it with an older executive who counsels a promising newbie. The senior leader advises the junior employee on his career, navigating office politics and what's needed to get ahead. But mentoring has dramatically changed over the last few … [Read more...] about The Magic of Mentoring