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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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Psychometric tests: Stop wasting your company money

Psychometric tests: Stop wasting your company money on psychometric tests When challenged on the above many proponents of psychometric testing claim: “Of course, we don’t just use one test. We use many for greater accuracy.” Let’s examine that reasoning. If you use a test that has a predictive validity of 0.3 in conjunction with another […]

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Executive coaching

What can executive coaching do for you as a leader? What more could you achieve if you mastered, or delegated executive coaching to expert others? You could Get improved performance from your staff, on both an individual and team basis;Empower your key people them with a sense of ownership and commitment; And if you learned […]

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Leadership: are you an ASS?

Leadership: are you an ASS? Most people assume that emotional intelligence is the thing. Our title now makes sense – Leadership: are you an ASS? If you want to be an ASS, like most top leaders, contact PsyPerform. Prof Nigel MacLennan Copyright 2016 PsyPerform

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Executive coaching psychology: How much science, how much art?

Executive coaching psychology:How much science, how much art? Professor Nigel MacLennan Wednesday 6 April 2016, 6.15pm–7.30pmUniversity College London, 26 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AP This is a free event exclusively for BPS members.Prior booking required. Places are limited, so book early! If you have any queries, please email MemberNetworkServices@bps.org.uk with ‘LHC Coaching Apr16’ in the […]

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