Monthly Archives: March 2016

4 Common Mistakes to Avoid in Corporate Recovery

4 Common Mistakes to Avoid in Corporate Recovery 4 Common Mistakes to Avoid in Corporate Recovery – Not making avoidable common mistakes can save you a fortune in wasted effort and cash. Often ‘what not to do’ wisdom is as valuable as knowing what to do. All corporate recoveries are based on assumptions. Make the […]

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Leadership Coaching: How Coachable Are You? Coachability Quiz.

Leadership Coaching: How Coachable Are You? Coachability Quiz. Where do you sit on the leadership coaching coachability continuum? That question also has deeper meanings, both positive and negative:    How likely are you to reach your potential? How likely are you to repress, or even sabotage, your own potential?  How much of your future will […]

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What sex can teach us about corporate vision

What sex can teach us about corporate vision Time to get hot under the collar.   How focused are you when you are… (this is a family show, folks)… sexually motivated?   Perhaps like this: you know what you want, and are prepared to invest heavily in time and effort to get it. When obstacles […]

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Create an inspiring corporate vision

Create an Inspiring Corporate Vision What? Why? How can they possibly achieve that level of success when most, the overwhelming majority of leaders, either fail to produce ANY corporate vision, or one so poor that it has the opposite effect to that intended? What are those inspirational leaders doing right? What are they doing that […]

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Leadership Coaching

FAQs about Leadership Coaching Over the years I have been asked many questions about leadership coaching. This article seeks to provide answers to FAQs about Leadership Coaching. What is leadership coaching? Leadership coaching is the process of developing a leader’s skills of leadership using coaching as the developmental tool. What is coaching leadership? The process […]

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Executive coaching in performance psychology

Executive coaching in performance psychology In 30 years of coaching, I have found that rarely does leadership development take place without it involving at least some executive coaching in performance psychology.   Most executives have reached their current positions because they were first skilled at leading themselves. Then worked to acquire competence in leading others, […]

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Organisational design, causes of failure

Organisational design, causes of failure Politics In an organisation where the leaders have allowed politics to trump everything else (usually because they came to occupy their positions through politics rather than commercial nouse), politics eventually strangles the organisation. It may take many years, but it always eventually happens when politics is allowed to dominate. Some […]

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Harness the power of culture

Harness the power of culture What are the payoffs for those who harness the power of culture? What happens if a leader does not take a positive approach to harness the power of culture? Drucker famously said: “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Brilliant as he was, and I am a huge fan, more so since […]

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Common Executive Coaching Errors

Common Executive Coaching Errors New executive coaches make very predictable errors. This blog is written to raise awareness of and help overcome common executive coaching errors. Rapport formation Knowing that a great rapport is massively important in executive coaching outcomes, many new coaches start by spending a huge amount of time trying to form a […]

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TRAINING: STOP WASTING YOUR TRAINING BUDGET

TRAINING: STOP WASTING YOUR TRAINING BUDGET 95%+ of all training is wasted, and as Pareto would have predicted, 80% of the waste comes from 20% of the causes. Just in case you think the call to stop wasting your training budget applies to only the bottom end of the training spectrum, it does not. Near […]

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