It’s tough at the top, and once you get their, staying there means developing a leadership footprint, a way of thinking, communicating and doing that takes YOUR people forward at the speed of change. The new ecosystem is a trajectory of change, challenges, hyper-competition and opportunities that have become the NEW normal and will only continue to grow. There are many reasons why the focus of my work is the optimization of human potential and results in disruptive times. My passion for 3Q Leadership™ is the fire that lights my day, my work and my commitment to helping those who lead, and those who aspire to greater leadership succeed.
"...In fact, Lambert and Barley (2002) conducted a study which found that client readiness accounted for 40% of the variance in coaching effectiveness outcomes...." - how true...
And let's do not forget those who are "sent" into the coaching process, do not want anything from it, and - somehow, perhaps due to the coach's careful approach and patience and excellent capacity to be able to hear the "inner music" - who are finding something to work on and also the joy & fun to do so... that's an even more important challenge...
My colleagues and I are often asked to ‘decode’ the process of business transformation and provide the repeatable ‘formula’ for success. I guess this is understandable given that widely quoted statistic – you know the one – that 70% of all change efforts fail. In a way, this interest in our work is very humbling.… Read the rest of this post & join the discussion →
Ravila Gupta is president of Umicore USA, a global materials technology company with 16 sites in North America. In my interview with her, which can be read in full here, Gupta describes how executive coaching has helped her grow as a leader.
An executive coach holds up a mirror that enables you to see yourself as you are, and as others see you. Through this process, you find answers from within.
"...A good executive coach won’t tell you what to do or provide you the solutions. Instead, he or she draws solutions out of you. An executive coach holds up a mirror that enables you to see yourself as you are, and as others see you. Through this process, you find answers from within..." - the opinion of a "user"...:-)))
Great leaders are compassionate. I know a great leader who had an employee in trouble. It was rather serious financial trouble, and it jeopardized her family. She wasn’t a top performer. She wasn’t anyone’s favorite. But she was one of his people, and he did what was necessary to help her out of her financial jam. I know another great leader who helps people who don’t perform well into other roles. Sometimes those roles are within his company. Other times, he helps them find their way into new companies where they can be successful. He doesn’t throw people out on to the street. He cares about people. You’ve no doubt heard stories like these–or you have taken similar decisions yourself. Maybe you’ve done what you believed to be right, even when it wasn’t popular, and even when you have stood alone. Compassion isn’t walking a mile in someone’s shoes. Compassion isn’t the mental process of understanding intellectually what another person is going through.
Well, agree... though I have a good dose of scepsis for general utilisation... the question is in which extent compassion if learnable (if actually somebody already wants to learn it... - which will be the first obstacle to fight off...)
Perspective is a funny thing. Look forward and the path seems uncertain, the future unpredictable. Look back and all the dots seem to connect... except the dots that mark the choices you didn't make and the risks you didn't take.
Here are ten choices you will someday regret having made:
Sometimes this whole personal development thing doesn’t seem like all it’s cracked up to be. Actually, it is though…taking an interest in creating our most desired life, and reaching our max potential, is a worthy way to spend our time.
Steady, continuous job... this self-development business... with ups and downs... as time goes by, with more and more ups... but never without downs... they are also part of the game... you will never have a 100% perfect life, sans faille, never... you are human, not a robot... but you might approach this ideal state more and more... the more you have your focus on the dynamic balance of your life, on the resilience, on the anticipation, on the balanced evaluation & assessment, on the anti-fragility of yours, the more free you will be on your journey...
The prevailing story is that we have more distractions, more information and more decisions pressing our lives than ever before. Our attention span is shrinking; as little as 20 seconds according to some experts. Leaders in many organizations are stretched to breaking; juggling meetings, emails, inquiries and issues. As we manage the task in front of us we are already considering the next or perhaps mulling over a more complex issue that awaits our attention.
This frantic mental traffic puts us into a sort of trance. We see without seeing. We listen without hearing. We are here but not present. We may be in the room but our mind is in some faraway place or time.
"As we manage the task in front of us we are already considering the next or perhaps mulling over a more complex issue that awaits our attention.
This frantic mental traffic puts us into a sort of trance. We see without seeing. We listen without hearing. We are here but not present. We may be in the room but our mind is in some faraway place or time."
For 20 years, Marianne Williamson has been a pioneer on the front lines of a worldwide spiritual movement aimed at creating a global shift in collective consciousness. Last year, at age 61, Marianne stepped out of her comfort zone and ran for office in California's 33rd Congressional District. Find out why she says age shouldn't stop us from taking risks.
Good news... Just telling that (on my map) I did not need neither God nor other very spiritual means to know it's true... What: let me repeat: "We can reach full potential at any age... and we are always starting something... (quoted Jobs)"... the break ads are going to your nerve but survive it...
Large organizations of all types suffer from an assortment of congenital disabilities that no amount of incremental therapy can cure. First, they are inertial. They are frequently caught out by the future and seldom change in the absence of a crisis. Deep change, when it happens, is belated and convulsive, and typically requires an overhaul of the leadership team. Absent the bloodshed, the dynamics of change in the world’s largest companies aren’t much different from what one sees in a poorly-governed, authoritarian regime – and for the same reason: there are few, if any, mechanisms that facilitate proactive bottom-up renewal.