As a leadership coach, you have some of the most fortunate opportunities in the business world. You get to encourage, enhance, sharpen and motivate leaders. These are also profound responsibilities. Employees, shareholders and customers are impacted by what leaders do: by their ideas, visions, … [Read more...] about Do Coaches Ever Stop Learning?
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?
Much has been documented on the advantages leaders have when they strive to discover their employees’ strengths and make the best use of them. According to Gallup surveys, 67% of employees who feel that their strengths are used and appreciated by their leaders are engaged in their work. This … [Read more...] about Building a Culture of Strengths
As an executive coach, your time is spread thin with tasks to keep your business running and growing. Each one requires full attention while addressing, and a continuous mindfulness when you’re not. How are you doing with managing all your time demands? Between your coaching sessions, assessments, … [Read more...] about 3 Time Management Tips for Executive Coaches
When you entered the leadership coaching field, helping people solve their leadership problems probably seemed fairly straightforward--people are basically people. But in all honesty, did you anticipate the kinds of challenges you are facing now? Do the benefits of leadership coaching outweigh the … [Read more...] about Do the Benefits of Leadership Coaching Outweigh the Difficulties?
Most employees favor consensus-run organizations, where a leader uses inclusion and feedback to manage democratically. A consensus-style leader is a refreshing alternative to the tyrant who issues stern orders. But democracy, taken to an extreme, creates numerous frustrations for direct … [Read more...] about The Traps of Consensus-Style Leadership
Leaders face a variety of pressures and expectations in today’s corporate environment. Their responses to these pressures vary, as do the personalities behind them. Ineffective or (worse) toxic cultures are a result of leaders who respond to trials in detrimental ways. Consistently effective … [Read more...] about Emotionally Healthy Leadership
How high is employee engagement in your organization?
Surveys and studies indicate global job dissatisfaction is at a two-decade high. Disengaged employees account for nearly 70 percent of the workforce, which significantly affects the bottom line, according to data from Towers Watson. They cause … [Read more...] about Employee Engagement:
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Are you raising your trust quotient? A consistent outcome from many large employee surveys tells us that business leaders are among the least trusted professions in today’s culture. Overall, trust in leadership is the main employee concern in the workplace. Trust has long been considered a … [Read more...] about Raising Your Trust Quotient
Content Marketing is now established as a key success factor for many professionals such as lawyers, doctors and many consultants. If you’re a busy successful coach working with organizations, you probably value your word-of-mouth referrals. But pay attention to your online content marketing … [Read more...] about Just How Important Is “Content Marketing” for Coaches?