How do we know if we have a victim in our midst during our coaching interactions? In fact, what do we really mean by the term ‘victim’? We are used to hearing this in connection to crime, but in coaching is this a little harsh? How many times do we witness our clients play the victim? When is it ok for clients to ‘offload’, and when does this border the fine line of not taking responsibility and ownership?
There is a real lack of diversity in many organisations, which is a serious issue. We need to take action to fix the root cause of this, not just the symptoms.
Performance Management is really important but no amount of process will make the right conversations happen. Managers need to be equipped to have great conversations with people. These role-plays present a scenario that managers need to be able to handle.
There are a myriad of articles, blog posts and research reports suggesting that performance management is broken. Something that is of vital importance to people and organisations is often done quite badly. There is a need to do something and to do it well but no amount of process will make it work well.
One of the really simple, but powerful, things we can do to help people’s wellbeing and resilience is to make sure that they have a great support network, giving them the opportunity to have quality conversations about how they’re doing.
Case studies from Thames Valley Police, BDO, and the life of Ernest Shackleton on resilient and agile leadership.
Many organisations are struggling with a leadership skills crisis and yet aren’t doing the right things to help leaders flourish. We need to create the right culture and then support leaders in the right way, recognising that there is not ‘one size fits all’ model of leadership.
There is a time for expansive, creative thinking. And there is a time for editing, for removing things. Sometimes, less is more. Noise detracts.
The first episode of a podcast, introducing this experiment to showcase successful people, interviewing them about their strengths and weaknesses and how they show up as their authentic and resilient self.
“Will it make the boat go faster?” proved to be a powerful guiding question that guided the men’s coxed eight rowing team to an Olympic Gold Medal. This post looks at just how powerful that question can be to help us focus.
The habit of identifying 3 Good Things each day is a powerful habit from Positive Psychology and can be impactful. This post details a simple way to extend the habit into something that has much greater impact.
The benefits of doing what you’re best at and playing to your strengths are significant. There are, however, some situations in which I believe it is OK to play to your weaknesses and this blog posts looks at those situations and how you might cope with them.