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Managing mojo

Managing mojo | Coaching Leaders |
Another common mistake that Dr Goldsmith observes in leaders is the penchant for "adding too much value". Or, put another way, the bad habit of wanting to add one's two cents worth in every discussion.

"For example, a young, smart and enthusiastic worker comes up to you with an idea. You think it's great. Instead of saying it's a great idea and leaving it at that, your natural tendency is to say - why not add this or change this instead?" he says.

While it may seem to be better for all parties if ideas are improved upon, Dr Goldsmith says it is not always the case.

He explains that the problem with this is that the quality of the idea may go up by 5 per cent, but the commitment of the young worker to execute it will go down by 50 per cent. That's because it is no longer the young man's idea, but the leader's.

"We get so wrapped up trying to improve the quality this much, but we damage the commitment even more," says Dr Goldsmith.
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Interview wisdom from the coaches' coach!

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, August 1, 2:13 PM

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A Paradigm Shift: It’s Never Too Late To Transform The Stigma Of Coaching In Our Workplace | BIZCATALYST 360°

A Paradigm Shift: It’s Never Too Late To Transform The Stigma Of Coaching In Our Workplace | BIZCATALYST 360° | Coaching Leaders |
When our top performers, our really strong team members, and our best front-line workers know we’ve incorporated continuous coaching opportunities as a means for growth (and eventual advancement), there is natural spike in productivity, effectiveness, and efficiency. When our people know we want to provide continuous room for development for their benefit, it’s quite pleasing to see how well they respond.

One of the easiest ways to do this is to adopt a culture of coaching in our workplace.

Everyone benefits from coaching. A quick google search of your favorite renowned leaders, artists, or performers will prove that many willingly declare to consistently retaining a dedicated coach.

If you aren’t already doing so, the great news is that it’s never too late.
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Coaching is for everybody to develop their potential. If you see it as only for problem-children you are missing out on a huge opportunity!

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, July 26, 1:38 PM

Coaching should be the basic driver of every corporate structure.  It should be part of the DNA regardless of size or industry. It does not mean that structure goes completely away, just that attitudes shift to allow for innovation, adaptation and execution!

Coaching Focus's curator insight, July 31, 9:43 AM
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Jerry Busone's curator insight, August 2, 7:35 AM

So many leaders undervalue and overlook the value does to transform of coaching to transform people and organizations. Coaching is a simple skill , leveraging other perspectives moves the needle I see it in my own coaching where my leaders exceed their goals by 14% over a three year period collectively.

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7 Questions That Will Change The Way You Lead Forever

7 Questions That Will Change The Way You Lead Forever | Coaching Leaders |
Article originally written by James Carbary

Coaching is one of the most powerful leadership and sales tools.

It can be tempting to dismiss it as time-consuming or handholding, but both of those assumptions are mistaken. In his book, The Coaching Habit, Michael Bungay Stanier gives busy leaders advice on how to coach effectively.

In ten minutes or less, you can ask strategic and thought-provoking questions that can help drive beneficial changes in behavior, help build team cohesiveness, and get things done effectively.

Here are his seven questions to add to your coaching toolbox to make your life easier and get big results.
David Hain's insight:

Some really excellent coaching questions here, for professional coaches and managers alike!

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, July 16, 11:11 AM

These are some basic questions that can start the ball rolling. The real power comes in the listening and coaching that follows.

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Worldwide Coaching Magazine, a digital resource for coaches on the go!

Worldwide Coaching Magazine, a digital resource for coaches on the go! | Coaching Leaders |
Where does the algorithm see you in 10 years? This was the intriguing title in a recent Fortune Magazine article by Jennifer Alseven. In it she gave an example of how Artificial Intelligence (AI) software helped an overwhelmed CEO of a rapidly growing company with sifting through towering stacks of résumés.

The software helped speed up the vetting process by providing online simulations of what applicants might do on their first day as an employee.

Companies are using AI to assess human qualities, drawing on research to analyse everything from word choice and micro gestures to psycho-emotional traits and the tone of social media posts.

So what does this mean for the coaching profession?

In this edition we try to answer that question by taking an in-depth look at AI and the possible effects it can have on coaching.

How can we prepare ourselves and turn this challenge into an opportunity?
David Hain's insight:

AI will disrupt most industries. Articles here on what that might mean might mean for coaches and coaching.

Steve Bax's curator insight, July 3, 5:58 AM
Can AI replace the need for coaching? Can it speed up the vettng process for recruitment purposes? Some real food for thought here. 
Steve Bax's comment, July 3, 6:00 AM
Fascinating. Thanks David.
Ron McIntyre's curator insight, July 5, 10:57 AM

Surviving AI and robots will require adaptation and flexibility which is in short supply in today's workforce.  Interesting.

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What Coaching Leaders Do Differently

What Coaching Leaders Do Differently | Coaching Leaders |
The term "coaching" has been trending as a corporate buzzword for some time now. We're all familiar with athletics coaches. But when someone advises us to find a coach to learn a new skill or solve...


- Coaches Don’t Set the Agenda

- Coaches Focus on the Future

- Coaches Listen


- Coaches Ask Questions

- Coaches are Action-Oriented


- Coaches Give Responsibility

Via Gust MEES, Roger Francis
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In the end, coaching is a philosophy about enabling people to bring out their best.

Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, November 23, 2014 8:38 PM

Coaching leads to growth.  Let me coach you....check out Tier 1 Coaching and Training on Facebook.....

Coach4You's curator insight, November 26, 2014 3:00 AM

Worth reading !

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Why you should learn to love feedback.

Why you should learn to love feedback. | Coaching Leaders |

It's no secret that many people avoid feedback like it's a plague. 

The more frequent the feedback, the easier it is to learn and improve

Via donhornsby, Les Howard, Gust MEES
David Hain's insight:

Without great feedback loops, it's really hard to grow intelligently - so why is are they in short supply in so many organisations?

donhornsby's curator insight, July 29, 2014 8:46 AM

(From the article): With more information flowing via computers and the Internet, there is now, more-not-less-demand for every manager to provide accurate and frequent feedback to every employee.  People want to know exactly what they need to do to perform well on the job. 

Gust MEES's curator insight, August 19, 2014 1:06 AM

The more frequent the feedback, the easier it is to learn and improve

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To Lead Others, Learn To Lead Yourself First

To Lead Others, Learn To Lead Yourself First | Coaching Leaders |

Envisioning a better future, setting worthy goals, and following through with sustainable impact first and foremost requires leading yourself. Often leadership is a lonely road. And to keep ourselves inspired, motivated, and energized we need to lead ourselves with our heart, purpose, and devotion.

Via donhornsby, Les Howard, Mary Perfitt-Nelson
donhornsby's curator insight, February 1, 2013 10:36 AM

(From the article): As the late Stephen Covey so eloquently stated, "personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things."

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, February 7, 2013 5:14 PM

Purpose, heart, devotion.  Simple.  

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5 Big Discoveries about Personal Effectiveness in 2012

5 Big Discoveries about Personal Effectiveness in 2012 | Coaching Leaders |
Five of the bigger self-improvement takeaways from this past year.
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Some really useful research based insights here!

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To Achieve Your Goals, Learn How To Hack Your Brain

To Achieve Your Goals, Learn How To Hack Your Brain | Coaching Leaders |
During the Major League Baseball playoffs over the next few weeks, you’ll likely hear a comment about a pitcher having a bad outing. You’ll hear commentators say he’s throwing but he’s not pitching.
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Being Brilliant Every Single Day (Part 1) - great video

Levels to think of. A very insightful video, how we function and what you can do about it.

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Curated by David Hain
People and Change consultant, 25 years experience in Organisation Development. Executive coach. Very experienced facilitator and team developer.