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“Coaching Approach” Within Organizations

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In a recent Forbes article, it was claimed that the need for coaching within organizations is ever increasing yet for some reason managers are not truly embracing it. This same article also stated that according to the 2010 Executive Coaching Survey, conducted by the Conference Board, 63% of organizations use some form of internal coaching, and half of the rest plan to. Yet coaching is a small part of the job description for most managers. Nearly half spend less than 10% of their time coaching others.

In our last blog How Coaching Supports An Organization, we spoke about External Coaching and Internal Coaching. However coaching can have its most profound impact if it can become part of the MO (Modus Operandi) of the management and supervisors of the company. Read more

How Coaching Supports An Organization

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Coaching has emerged as a very dependable and effective methodology in the development of staff within organizations. Companies have long wondered how to make learning more sustainable and integrated. All too often a lot of money has been spent on sending people on various training programs, which very often contained great content; however the impact was never felt back in the company. Coaching, whether in tandem with or in support of training, provides the support and accountability to ensure that results emerge from learning.
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A Good Coaching Tool is KEY!

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Coaches come out of Training Schools with a powerful array of skills and techniques. They understand that they need to develop their business, get clients and provide their services in the most professional manner. However when it comes to Life Coaches there appears to be a reluctance to consider coaching tools or perhaps not a lot are actually available. Executive Coaches use a plethora of tools such as Myers Briggs, Disc, iPEC’s Energy Leadership Index, Genos Emotional Intelligence, Lominger, etc.

Here are 4 reasons why having a good tool can truly help achieve success.

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5 Tips to Move from Entrepreneur to Effective Leader

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Do successful entrepreneurs automatically make great leaders? Are the skills that allow them to start up their business the same as will bring it to the next level? The answers to both these questions are a resounding no! The main reason is that once you hire staff, a new world sets in. If all you had to contend with before was you, what a shocker when others start looking to you to provide leadership?
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Work Life Balance – Make a Choice and Take Control

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Jack Welch, former CEO of GE once remarked “There’s no such thing as work / life balance. There are work / life choices; you make them and they have consequences”

In the Spring edition of the New England Human Resource Association (NEHRA) publication contributor Dan Henry cited a Mayo Clinic research study that the causes of this “imbalance” was rooted in the following:

  • Globalization
  • International Presence
  • Advances in Technology
  • Longer Hours
  • Changes in Family Roles

Whatever the theory and whether you are running your own business or working for somebody else, all too often it does feel overwhelming and consuming. The push for financial success and personal sacrifice has become standard. For all the reason listed above its not getting any better and personal lives are suffering.

If you are burning the candle at both ends and unhappy, what can be done?

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Business 101 for a New Coaching Business

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Blog Contributor Maggie French is a Business Coach and former Financial Executive. She helps people seeking to balance the key elements of running their business.

You are coaching, soliciting new clients, giving workshops and all excited about your new venture. But do you wish to simply offer Coaching Services or run a Coaching Business? What are some of the basics for all businesses when starting out? Read more

Executive Coaching – Your “Silent Partner”

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Executive Coaching has been a part of large corporations for many years and is probably the most widely accepted and recognized form of professional coaching. In many quarters it is seen as a significant “perk” as selective individuals are given the opportunity to develop professionally in a one on one relationship.

In very practical terms Executive Coaching creates a powerful relationship and therefore a context to truly understand what is important and consequently make the right decisions. It operates on a process level to help individuals understand where there are, and where they want to go.

For the individual business leader, Executive Coaching also requires an integrated approach because people have a whole life. They take their work frustrations home with them where it spills into their relationships, health and family. Conversely, when there are challenges at home these also appear at the door of the office. Read more

The Changing Face of Leadership-Part 3

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In the last two blogs we discussed how there are a set of circumstances emerging that is forcing leaders to reconsider how they can be most effective now and into the future. This, we explained, was being driven by two factors.

The External Environment which is moving from

  • Local to Global Economy
  • Left Brain to Right Brain Education
  • Survival to Abundance
  • Acceptance to Meaning

The Internal Environment explained the human impact of

  • Multiple Careers
  • Involvement with Creative Endeavors
  • Feeling Valued
  • Having Fun

So, given that this is how the environment is being shaped, what does this mean for leadership effectiveness in the 21st Century? Read more

The Changing Face of Leadership-Part 2

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In the previous blog we discussed how there are a set of circumstances emerging that is forcing leaders to reconsider how they can be most effective in the future. This is being driven by:

The External Environment which is moving from

  • A Local to Global Economy,
  • A Left Brain to Right Brain Education
  • Survival to Abundance
  • Acceptance to Meaning

The Internal Environment pertains to the people that will be employed in this environment. They will differ fundamentally to those of the past and will therefore present new challenges to Leadership. The key differences fall into the following categories: Read more

The Changing Face of Leadership – Part 1

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Although change is typically reactive, there are a set of circumstances emerging that are forcing leaders to reconsider how they can be most effective. In fact leadership is facing a tipping point. So what is driving this? There are two significant factors emerging, one that has to do with the External Environment we live in and the other is The People who work in it. Let’s consider the External Environment where there are four distinct shifts taking place

1. Community Definition

With the tremendous advances in technology, the world has truly become a smaller place. The internet, outsourcing, ease of travel and communications has led us to a point where our frame of reference is no longer local or even national; it is truly global. Read more