As a result of recent research, the need for thinking differently about how to motivate people, especially in their work, has become prevalent. The longstanding hypothesis of motivation was that the more incentive you offer someone, the harder they will work. Incentive, in this case, refers to both rewards for positive results and punishment for negative. This is known as the ‘carrot and stick’ system.
In our fast-paced lives, as we begin to approach a new year, we have a tendency to start thinking about "what's next" long before we wrap up what we're currently working on.
Inside each of us are strong prejudices; young versus old, black versus white, fat versus thin, tall versus short, my team versus yours. These prejudices are largely unconscious. We say we don’t have them and yet study after study shows that they prevail in making key choices (such as who to hire, who to date, who to buy from, and who to give preference to in a promotion).
How many signals are you getting regarding things that are really important, yet for a multitude of reasons, you don't see them on your radar screen.
How much do life coaches charge? Hiring a coach will cost a lot less than you might think.
Values aren't just about feeling good in a coaching session. However, as in a coaching session you can go deeper with your values, allowing them to have a greater impact on your life and business. Think of them like an internal GPS keeping you on track as you grow into yourself as a coach and entrepreneur.
You may have heard the daunting fact that a high percentage of new businesses fail within the first three years. Unfortunately, it’s true – but with the right preparation and support, it doesn’t have to be true for YOU.
For those who are members of the ICF Vancouver Chapter and are ICF credentialed, you might wish to consider submitting your application for being a nominee for this year's Prism Award or for the new Impact Award. The Impact Award is a recently added award for business and life coaches who are making a significant impact with a personal or business client.
Did you hear about this life lesson from Einstein? It is one of the simplest and yet profound life lessons that will determine the rest of your life!
Perhaps you have heard stories about the Alchemists of the Middle Ages transmuting dross metal into gold? Similar to these tales is the story of the Buddhist monk who is famous because he began a practice of breathing in the faults, mistakes, issues and problems of everyone in the world in the form of black smoke.