Executive Coaching Skills are Transferable

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The Hook As the adage wisely states, “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” To better understand how what you receive from executive coaching can transfer to other areas of your life, let’s explore two dimensions that make […]

5 1/2 Powerful Questions Used by Executive Coaches

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The essence of executive coaching is to raise awareness and deepen one’s sense of response-ability. Quite often we become preoccupied with the issues right in front of us – the tree instead of the forest (which is how we sometimes find ourselves “barking up the wrong tree”, even if it’s just in our own head), […]

Making The Most Of Each Coaching Session

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You just completed a coaching session with your executive coach. Now, how do you make the most of this investment in yourself? Reflect on Your Coaching Session The first 15 minutes after a coaching session are critical elements to maximizing your personal investment. A most beneficial means of integrating the insights gained is to immediately […]

Raising Awareness and Response-ability: The Purpose of Executive Coaching

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How do you get better at something? Some people emphasize practicing as a means of getting better. This can help, but what if you keep practicing the wrong thing, or the right thing in the wrong way? Then you merely get better at something less than helpful, maybe even harmful. It’s not “Practice makes perfect,” […]

Helping Others Connect Their Motivations

A close up of an engine's drive belts illustrates how helping others define their motivations shows what drives them.

What personally motivates each individual on your team is complexly unique to them, and that’s a good thing. Just as diversity on a team with a common purpose serves the organization more effectively, diversity of motivations can connect various components for greater momentum. Let’s take a look at helping others identify their personal motives. Purpose […]

Identifying Your Own Personal Motives

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The question, “Why do we do what we do?” could lead to existential angst, if you chose to see it that way. Or it could be the beginning of a productive dive into understanding your own personal motivation. The deeper the dive, the more you and your team will find to help with productivity and […]

Strong Links for Effective Training

A metal chain provides a metaphor for effective training in the workspace.

One of the most effective and useful ways to foster a healthy work environment is to know your business well. And by knowing your business, we mean knowing what your greatest strengths are in a deep and meaningful way. In the business world and within your organization, you need to utilize your strongest links to […]

The Differences Between Training and Development

A progression of plant development illustrates the difference between training and development within work culture.

When you begin to discuss professional development and training within the confines of your work environment, it’s important to make distinctions between the two. Contrary to popular belief, the two concepts are, in fact, different. Your healthy work systems will greatly benefit from both. So, let’s discuss the nuanced but important differences between training and […]

Why Demonstrate Integrity as an Example for Others

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Setting an example worth following requires the establishment of a commonly understood “true north” (not to be confused with “magnetic north”). But it’s not an impossible task. Set your internal compass on demonstrating integrity, and you will lead with significance.  That’s a great sentiment in theory, but how does that translate into building and maintaining […]

The Difference Between Integrity and Authenticity

A coin is in the process of falling onto a table. Integrity and Authenticity are two sides of the same coin.

Why, in some old movies, does the character who receives a coin sometimes clench it between his teeth? To tell if it is solid gold or just gold-plated lead, which is softer. What is the difference between integrity and authenticity?  It is not that one is real and the other is not. While integrity is […]