It’s important for emerging leaders to develop firm competencies in holding a strategic perspective, leading employees and taking initiative. One of the values of a coaching conversation is developing a clear sense of direction on a specific outcome and bringing an alignment of this outcome to the values of yourself and your workplace.
Children are amazing with their full-spectrum, emotional circuitry! However, sometimes we parents are baffled by how emotional, angry, sad, depressed, or combative our children can become even in one moment! Do you ever tell yourself, “I have no idea what to do here and now with my child’s emotions?” Do you ever finish your day and start to criticize your ability to be a good parent?
Executive coaching has become an investment that continues to provide a host of benefits for organizations of all sizes, both small and large. Coaching skills acquired by leaders offer multi-level benefits.
Tight deadlines, endless meetings and hundreds of emails – the life of a manager is hectic enough without adding coaching to the mix. But taking that extra effort will benefit the bottom line.
Due to time constraints, many manager-employee conversations tend to focus on current issues or problems in the workplace. The result can be employees who become resentful, produce unstable results, or aren’t invested in their job.
In coaching the focus is typically about visioning, success, the present and moving into the future. Occasionally, it may become apparent that the client is emotionally unhealthy or is having trouble in daily life. This may indicate a need for something beyond coaching, such as therapy, which is clearly beyond the scope of coaching
Each year in May, International Coach Federation (ICF) celebrates the annual International Coaching Week. It's a week-long celebration of global events, activities, and pro-bono services that aim to educate the public about the value of professional coaching and offer more insight into results and progress made through the coaching process. The ICF believes that local events can contribute to a massive global impact, a belief Erickson shares with our mission "Changing the world, one conversation at a time".
In business, asking a great question is like turning on a tap. The ideas flow, we become curious and we start to think on a new level. The question takes us on a search and the search leads us into new territory. We immediately notice when someone asks us a great question
I want to be brutally honest. Most of the time I feel overwhelmed by the continuous input of all the so-called spiritual gangsters, marketing gurus, sisterhood know-it-alls, make-your- seven-figure -income-business-now-what-are-you-waiting-for!-type of advertisements that my Facebook feed is consistently overflowing with.
As business owners, entrepreneurs, managers and leaders, it is our job to bring people together to work towards one goal. So what differentiates a good leader from a great leader? Why do those with an average IQ outperform those with the highest IQ over 70% of the time (Simonton, 1999; Simonton, personal communication, July 5, 2003)?
As coaches, we listen powerfully to the way our clients speak about themselves and their lives; their unique way of reacting to life. Just as in Module IV, where students learn to identify their client's metaprograms, the Enneagram is a powerful tool that gives you the opportunity to become an even more dynamic coach by learning how your clients organize their internal dialogue. In what ways is it keeping them trapped in habits that hinder them from allowing real joy and happiness?