Coaching Leaders
Follow
Find
41.4K views | +0 today
 
Rescooped by David Hain from Coaching Teacher Leaders
onto Coaching Leaders
Scoop.it!

7 Steps To Effective Feedback

7 Steps To Effective Feedback | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
CC licensed image shared by flikr user HikingArtist.com Last week, our educoach chat (a twitter chat dedicated to instructional coaching and professional learning) focused on the topic of giving fe...

Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson
David Hain's insight:

Feedback is the breakfast of champions...

more...
Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, February 1, 2013 4:22 PM

A helpful guide for all coaches giving feedback to others.  

Coaching Leaders
Helping leaders to develop themselves and others
Curated by David Hain
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by David Hain
Scoop.it!

Women in Leadership: Be Less Super, More Human

Women in Leadership: Be Less Super, More Human | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
“Superhuman is not a compliment,” explained Linda Rottenberg, CEO of Endeavor, “because what it actually means is that you’re unrelatable.” And this is exactly the problem. When you try to hide who you really are because you don’t want to be perceived as “too feminine” or “too different,” what you actually do is distance yourself from people, which ultimately has a negative effect on your career.
David Hain's insight:

Who are you when no-one is watching? Where do you put that person at work? Does that feel authentic?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Hain
Scoop.it!

Survey reveals results of executive coaching programs

Survey reveals results of executive coaching programs | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
According to results of the survey:

The top individual improvements that coaching candidates received were: better management capabilities (69%), better relationships with managers (63%), improved relations with direct reports (59%), better relationships with colleagues (56%), higher engagement in their jobs (41%), better motivational skills (37%), better teamwork (37%), advancement in their careers (32%) and greater job satisfaction (32%).
The top goals of the coaching programs were: better leadership skills (68%), improved communications skills (61%), better management skills (54%), improved interpersonal skills (54%), better motivational and employee engagement skills (44%), and increased likelihood of being promoted internally (37%).
The most desired qualities in an executive coach were: trust (88%), experience (80%), integrity (78%), personal chemistry with coach (71%), personal style (61%), empathy (39%), responsiveness (37%), and sense of humor (29%).
How well coaching goals were achieved were: very effectively (49%), effectively (27%), extremely effectively (24%).
Satisfaction with executive coach was: extremely satisfied (52%), very satisfied (41%), and satisfied (7%).
David Hain's insight:

Executive coaching works! Empirical evidence here.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Hain
Scoop.it!

Are you prepared for the future?

Are you prepared for the future? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Our Global Leadership Forecast (GLF) is a truly global study of more than 13,000 business leaders and 1,500 HR executives. The GLF report is a fascinating study of leadership today and focuses on the experiences of leaders all around the world, and the implications.
It’s clear that, not only are leaders struggling with new skills such as using analytics, driving innovation, surviving in the volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world and managing increasingly diverse teams, they are finding the fundamental requirements of leadership difficult.
These include delivering on the specific strategy of their CEOs, leading rather than managing, and effectively interacting with teams.

David Hain's insight:

Survey reveals struggle for business leaders with the VUCA world.  Top challenge? Relationships!

more...
Ron McIntyre's curator insight, May 22, 2:32 PM

I so agree with David Hain on this one. The tough part is genuinely development of true relationships rather than contrived and distorted dysfunctional groups.

Rescooped by David Hain from Just Story It! Biz Storytelling
Scoop.it!

From the Brothers Grimm: Leadership Lessons For All

From the Brothers Grimm: Leadership Lessons For All | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Fairy tales help children to answer basic existential questions, like who am I, what is the good life, where do I belong? Through fairy tales they learn to navigate reality and survive in a world full of ambiguities and dangers.

Via Karen Dietz
David Hain's insight:

Interesting leadership take from Manfred Kets de Vries!

more...
Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 21, 12:59 PM

Now here's an unusual piece that makes a lot of great points about the universal truths imbedded in fairy tales, and leadership wisdom.


The article is written by Manfred Kets de Vries of INSEAD. Here's one truth he shares:


"On a deeper level fairy tales can touch on humankind’s deepest fears and desires and be a source of inspiration. By identifying with characters in fairy tales, executives can come to better understand their own internal struggles and turn into more self-aware leaders."


There's more in his discussion of the fairy tale in the leader's journey (and it's not about the hero), and a section on the 5 Deadly Dangers of Leadership.


Go read it now for a different twist on business storytelling.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Ian Berry's curator insight, May 21, 9:19 PM

Indeed lessons for all in this. I like the 5 leadership dangers particularly the first one about self-knowledge. Everyone can be a leader. Key is being and being requires remarkable self-awareness. The reason most leadership development programs in business schools and organisations fail to produce remarkable leaders is because the focus is on doing more than being.

Scooped by David Hain
Scoop.it!

Transformational Planning

Transformational Planning | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Transformational planning involves developing and using the new competency of being anticipatory.  By identifying and seizing upon the predictable Hard Trends that will impact your business and industry, you can design a plan to jump ahead with the confidence that certainty offers, and with much lower risk. (I have written extensively about how to separate the Hard Trends that will happen from the Soft Trends that might happen, so in this article I will only cover a few basics and instead keep the focus more on the different ways to think and plan.)

They key to transformational planning, in essence, is using the Hard Trends methodology to make the future more visible, learning to recognize the Future Facts, and choosing to be the disrupter rather than waiting to be disrupted.

You can either sit back and wait until the disruption hits -- take a "wait-and-see" approach -- or you can get active, what I call being pre-active, taking positive action based on future known events.
David Hain's insight:

Futurist Daniel Burrus on how to move beyond incremental thinking.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Hain
Scoop.it!

The Downside To Being A Leadership Junkie

The Downside To Being A Leadership Junkie | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
A river is powerful, yet confined to its banks; its course is locked and because of its directed nature, you can generate power off of its stream.  On the other hand, a flood is an uncontrollable wall of water.  Because its spread is so wide, it moves so fast, and it is largely unpredictable, it’s not something from which you can derive power.  Ultimately, a flood will destroy everything in its path.  Elmore said that chasing after every flashy, new idea can be distracting and destroy your discipline and the momentum you have with current goals.

Rivers are useful. Floods are harmful.

Elmore’s lesson resonated deeply with me.  Rivers and floods exist throughout the worlds of sports and business.  Too often we hear a good idea today, tomorrow, and the day after that; but when we try to execute every good idea that we come across, we become a flood as opposed to a river.
David Hain's insight:

Be a river, not a flood - read the article and be selective in your choice of ideas to pursue!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Hain
Scoop.it!

Weekly Nudge - Three powerful words a leader can and should say...

Weekly Nudge - Three powerful words a leader can and should say... | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Three powerful words a leader can say: "I don't know."
 
At the US Naval Academy we could only answer “Yes sir!” “No sir!” and “I’ll find out sir!” -- responding “I don’t know” was strictly forbidden. The reason was, as future junior officers, we needed to learn to take initiative to find out what we didn’t know. “I don’t know” was just too passive.
 
As a leader, however, I’ve learned that “I don’t know” is one of the most powerful things you can say (especially when you don’t actually know!). 
 

David Hain's insight:

I found out these 3 words through an authentic lack of experience as a leader.  They changed my life!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Hain
Scoop.it!

Coaching Through the Frame of Neuroscience

Coaching Through the Frame of Neuroscience | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
While executive coaching is gaining momentum worldwide as a valuable part of the leadership development journey, the field of neuroscience is providing a better understanding of the inner workings of the brain and evidence of the benefits of coaching.

Coaching can be defined as a partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that supports in identifying their goals and taking steps to reach them. The biggest impact of coaching occurs when there is a shift in a person’s thinking (“aha” moments). Shifts in how we perceive the world occur because what we experience changes through the questions that are asked. It is fascinating to see through neuroscience research how these shifts are manifested in the brain.
David Hain's insight:

Coaches need to keep up with neuroscience to help clients understand how they can use their brains more effectively!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Hain
Scoop.it!

Restarting a Stalled Career

Restarting a Stalled Career | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Even star performers sometimes stall.

Where they once won regular promotions, they’re suddenly passed over–leaving them feeling stale and stuck. Their old ways no longer work. Yet they don’t understand why.

If this sounds like you, it’s time to take action and revive your trajectory. Plateaus are inevitable during the decades of a work life. But as businesses raise expectations for managers’ performance, even a little coasting can kill a career, leadership experts say.

Plateaued executives commonly struggle to adapt to change, according to the nonprofit Center for Creative Leadership, which has amassed three decades of research on why some people’s careers derail.

“Executives hope their stalled progress will heal itself, but they often end up retired in place,” warns Craig Chappelow, a senior faculty member.
David Hain's insight:

Career stalled? Ideas for getting off the plateau!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Hain
Scoop.it!

Leadership 2025 And The Complexity Conundrum: How Business Leaders Can Prepare The Workforce For A Culture Of Simplification

Leadership 2025 And The Complexity Conundrum: How Business Leaders Can Prepare The Workforce For A Culture Of Simplification | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
According to the Simplifying the Future of Work Survey conducted by Knowledge@Wharton and SAP, there’s a natural inclination to accumulate complex processes when organizations merge, deliver new products, implement new technological platforms, extend their reach into emerging regions or serve an increasingly diverse marketplace.

Under most circumstances, these layers of complexity make way for near-term benefits. However, the cost of lost efficiency, inflexibility, wasteful resource utilization and slowing operational speed can far outweigh that short-term advantage.

It doesn’t matter if a process is not showing signs of breaking – complexity is frustrating your customers and keeping your business from achieving its fullest potential. Do you need better reasons than those to simplify now? In the Knowledge@Wharton study, 51% of business leaders indicated that they did not.
David Hain's insight:

Create a culture of learning to handle the future better in complex times.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Hain
Scoop.it!

Women’s Leadership Summit 2015: The Power Of Authentic Leadership And Fearlessness

Women’s Leadership Summit 2015: The Power Of Authentic Leadership And Fearlessness | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
On Monday, May 4, SAP and PwC co-sponsored the Women’s Leadership Summit 2015 in Orlando, Florida, a half-day event aimed at inspiring women to adopt authentic leadership skills and an entrepreneurial spirit and to address the needs, challenges, and successes of women leaders. I had the pleasure of attending this event along with SAP leaders and customers, PwC, SAPPHIRE NOW attendees, and inspiring women leaders from various organizations.

When women leaders, who have defied all gender biases and have the courage to take risks to accomplish great things, share their experiences and more importantly their support, other women feel inspired to lead. The speakers in this event shared many words of wisdom that all women can learn from.
David Hain's insight:

'If there was one core piece of advice that speakers shared during the Women’s Leadership Summit, it was the power of authentic leadership.' -SAP

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Hain
Scoop.it!

Leadership styles: Only 8% of leaders are 'transformational'

Leadership styles: Only 8% of leaders are 'transformational' | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

The debate about whether these earth-shaking leaders are born or made will continue to rumble on, not least because they’re so apparently rare. Then again, it often only takes one person at the top to kickstart an organisation into action.

David Hain's insight:

Harthill Consulting profiled 6,000 ‘leaders, the results are interesting if a little depressing...How do you grow Strategists?

more...
Claude Emond's curator insight, May 19, 8:37 AM

Still a lot of work to do to get leaders for our times! Isn't it ?

Claude Emond's curator insight, May 19, 8:38 AM

Still a lot of work to do to get leaders for our times! Isn't it ?

Ian Berry's curator insight, May 20, 8:42 PM

Transformation is an outcome of a series of transitions. We don't need transformational leaders. We need leaders willing and able to co-create the transitions and who appreciate and help people to be accountable as the transitions are executed.

Scooped by David Hain
Scoop.it!

Leadership Lessons From Letterman

Leadership Lessons From Letterman | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
He was “that guy” who rather famously — or should it be infamously — started off the 1995 Oscars telecast with the Oprah-Uma joke. I found it hilarious, but they didn’t.

But “that guy” — in his final week as a late night television host — deserves more than your scorn and scrapheap castoff. I’m here to say “Thank You, David Letterman.” I’m here to illustrate that there are leadership lessons to learn from television’s last remaining true broadcaster.

More importantly perhaps, I want you (David Letterman) to know how much I’ve personally learned from you over the many years of watching your late night zaniness.
David Hain's insight:

Nice tribute to Letterman leadership from Dan Pontefract @dpontefract!

more...
Ron McIntyre's curator insight, May 19, 11:08 AM

Some good insights.

Scooped by David Hain
Scoop.it!

The Rise of Positive Psychology - All In The Mind -

The Rise of Positive Psychology - All In The Mind - | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Would you like to be happier? Nobody says no to that question, which is why the massive self-help industry continues to flourish—but is happiness really the goal we should be striving for?

‘I’d like to think about happiness as less of being that sort of over-caffeinated, extremely jolly, big smiley face approach to life, which actually in many cases is really unrealistic, and much more about having a meaningful, fulfilled life in which you are connected to your sense of purpose, your values, connected to who you are,’ says Anthony Grant, director of the Coaching Psychology Unit at the University of Sydney.

‘That certainly doesn’t exclude bad times in your life. So I like to think of happiness as really the life well lived.’

David Hain's insight:

‘I think that once you get into the habit of thinking constructively, those skills develop over time,’ `Anthony Grant. Way to go for leaders!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Hain
Scoop.it!

When You’re Just Too Tired to Make the Right Call

When You’re Just Too Tired to Make the Right Call | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
New York Times science writer John Tierney reported on a study of parole board decisions. Prisoners whose cases were first up had a far greater chance of early release than cases heard later in the day.

When researchers examined the data, they found the merits of the individual case were not the main factor in prisoners going free or staying put. The only variable was how tired the board members were after analyzing cases all day.

Decision fatigue is what happens when we’re too drained to do our best thinking and make the best calls. And it doesn’t just affect professors and parole boards. If you push it too far as an executive, an entrepreneur, a parent, a pastor, anything at all, you’ll experience decision fatigue.
David Hain's insight:

Michael Hyatt on 4 simple ways to beat decision fatigue that affects us all.

more...
Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, May 18, 1:39 PM

Just some energy saving ideas... not completely new but not either badly presented.... I have just thought about them.... Good point is that there is a decision curve in relation to time (we are not just not able to keep our attention - needed badly for any decision - constant... it's declining with time, it fluctuates, it's everything but constant... in the meantime we think we are perfectly OK to do it...

 

...my favourite is: "Don't think..." Well, try it, at least just before asleeping...:-)))

Rescooped by David Hain from LeadershipABC
Scoop.it!

The New CEO’s Guide to Transformation

The New CEO’s Guide to Transformation | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
To keep up with industry leaders—or to remain a leader—it is more important than ever for companies to undergo transformations. (See Transformation: The Imperative to Change, BCG report, November 2014.) We define a transformation as a profound change in a company’s strategy, business model, organization, culture, people, or processes. A transformation is not an incremental change but a fundamental reboot that enables a business to achieve a sustainable, quantum improvement in performance, altering the trajectory of its future. Because of the comprehensive nature of transformations and the need for companies to implement them quickly, transformations are complex endeavors, and the majority either fail to fully capture the potential value or exceed the time allotted to embed new behaviors and processes. Yet by adopting a clear methodology, companies can flip the odds in their favor.

Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
David Hain's insight:

The message for incoming leaders is clear: You need to take action immediately!  ~ BCG

more...
Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, May 17, 6:25 AM

A  framework from Boston Consulting Group that can help leaders define the collective transformation ambition for companies. The framework has three critical components:


  • Funding the Journey. Launch short-term, no-regret moves to establish momentum and to free up capital to fuel new growth engines.
  • Winning in the Medium Term. Develop a business model and operating model to increase competitive advantage.
  • Building the Right Team, Organization, and Culture. Set up the organization for sustainable high performance.


Miguel Herrera E.'s curator insight, May 22, 8:29 AM

Transformación Rendimiento Mejorar párrafo, preguntas una respuesta.

 

Scooped by David Hain
Scoop.it!

8 Things Successful Leaders Do at the End of Their Day - Linked 2 Leadership

8 Things Successful Leaders Do at the End of Their Day - Linked 2 Leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
What do you do before you go to sleep? Watch TV? Read? Play on social media? If you want to be successful, adopt some of these habits. Most successful people go through a similar routine each night before going to sleep.

However, if you don’t feel like you’re accomplishing enough every day, your bedtime routine could be to blame.
David Hain's insight:

Limbering for a successful day starts the night before.  What's your routine?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Hain
Scoop.it!

Vampire CEOs Continue To Suck Blood

Vampire CEOs Continue To Suck Blood | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
The emergence of vampire talent

How did America—a country once dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal—become one of the most unequal countries on the planet? Why do the nation’s leaders now spend so much of their time feeding at the trough and getting ever more for themselves? Why has public-mindedness in our leaders given way in so many instances to limitless greed?

The C-suite has become ‘vampire talent’ in the sense that they suck value from their organizations, their customers and from society, rather than creating it.
David Hain's insight:

"It’s possible that investors will awaken from their illusions and refocus investment on creating long-term real value. But this is only likely to happen if it is part of a much wider societal transformation." ~ Steve Denning, HT @Kenneth Mikkelsen

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by David Hain from Surviving Leadership Chaos
Scoop.it!

A One Minute Approach to Better Feedback

A One Minute Approach to Better Feedback | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Giving performance feedback is a critical job responsibility of any manager, but it can be a daunting task for many people—especially when the feedback is less than positive. Managers don’t want to generate negative emotions, damage relationships, or make a bad situation worse. As a result, managers often delay or avoid giving necessary feedback, allowing poor performance to continue


Via Roger Francis, donhornsby
David Hain's insight:

When did you last get feedback? Well - what you give is what you get!

more...
donhornsby's curator insight, May 17, 8:29 AM

(From the article): Blanchard and Johnson like to say, “The best minute I spend is the one I invest in my people.” Feedback is an essential managerial skill. Take an extra minute to improve your skills in this important area.

Scooped by David Hain
Scoop.it!

Simon Sinek: How Do You Get Your Colleagues To Trust You?

Simon Sinek: How Do You Get Your Colleagues To Trust You? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
How do you create trust? Management theorist Simon Sinek says it starts with a leader who makes people feel safe.
David Hain's insight:

Without trust, there is no leadership!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Hain
Scoop.it!

How to Work Smart and Ditch The Long Hours Culture

How to Work Smart and Ditch The Long Hours Culture | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Working Long Hours is no longer tenable
It amazes me that in this century we are still talking about a long hours culture. Research completed in the UK by the TUC, reported in the Independent earlier this year states that employees in the UK work an average of 7.18 hours in unpaid overtime every week. Interestingly, a recently published survey by Ortus Recruitment showed that only 1 in 10 professionals consider flexible working to be important, amidst speculation this is because they believe it will only be introduced to benefit the business.
“The TUC said some unpaid overtime was down to heavy workloads, but it believes much of the extra hours being put in were down to “pointless presenteeism”, with staff judged on the hours spent at their desk rather than the work they do”.
I’ve worked in and with many organisations with a long hour’s culture, although I’ve never subscribed to such a senseless way of working personally, and if it were demanded of me, I would have asserted my rights.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Hain
Scoop.it!

Spend Your Time Feeding Your Soul - Lolly Daskal

Spend Your Time Feeding Your Soul - Lolly Daskal | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Leadership is a choice between
joy and fear
greed and kindness
love and indifference and control and compassion.
In the space between our choices— there’s a lifetime.
It’s the difference between the path you walk and the one you leave behind; it’s the gap between who you thought you could be and who you really are.
To say you have no choice is to relieve yourself of responsibility.
Leadership is being accountable and feeding your soul.
 We make our choices, and our choices make us.
David Hain's insight:

Two wolves - which one are you feeding?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Hain
Scoop.it!

The 15 Diseases of Leadership, According to Pope Francis

The 15 Diseases of Leadership, According to Pope Francis | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Through the years, I’ve heard dozens of management experts enumerate the qualities of great leaders. Seldom, though, do they speak plainly about the “diseases” of leadership. The Pope is more forthright. He understands that as human beings we have certain proclivities — not all of them noble. Nevertheless, leaders should be held to a high standard, since their scope of influence makes their ailments particularly infectious.

The Catholic Church is a bureaucracy: a hierarchy populated by good-hearted, but less-than-perfect souls. In that sense, it’s not much different than your organization. That’s why the Pope’s counsel is relevant to leaders everywhere.
David Hain's insight:

The Pope and Gary Hamel on leadership diseases - worth reflecting on!

more...
Ron McIntyre's curator insight, May 16, 8:05 AM

Some excellent insights from the Pope worth reflecting on by all leaders.  It is part of the human condition.

Scooped by David Hain
Scoop.it!

3 Engagement-Enhancing Conversations Every Manager Should Have

3 Engagement-Enhancing Conversations Every Manager Should Have | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

In Three Critical Conversations That Boost Employee Engagement, we described three types of conversations that provide managers with valuable information about how to bring out the best in each employee.

But, there are more conversations you need to have:

The Expectations Conversation;
The Aspirations Conversation; and, 
The Preferences Conversation.

David Hain's insight:

Engagement is about dialogue, here are some ways to get it started effectively. HT Jacob Schneid.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by David Hain
Scoop.it!

4 Powerful Ways to Value People Beyond Saying Thank You

4 Powerful Ways to Value People Beyond Saying Thank You | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Research shows that highly engaged employees are 50% more likely to exceed expectations at work. The same research finds companies with higher engagement levels outperform those with low engagement “by 54% in employee retention, by 89% in customer satisfaction, and by fourfold in revenue growth.” Companies with engaged employees simply do better. So, how do we grow the engagement necessary to build a high-performance enterprise? We must value people for their work. Not gratuitously. But when a job is well done, we need to recognize that effort in earnest
David Hain's insight:

Doug Conant on listening exquisitely and raising the bar.  How are you making people feel?

more...
No comment yet.
Curated by David Hain
People and Change consultant, 25 years experience in Organisation Development. Executive coach. Very experienced facilitator and team developer.