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Seven Powerful Coaching Questions - Rhonda Hess

Seven Powerful Coaching Questions - Rhonda Hess | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
The right question can do more to motivate a coaching client than reading books or attending seminars. Here are seven great coaching questions to ask your clients...
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Counterfeit Leadership

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Do you value integrity? Counterfeit leaders turn a blind eye to unethical behavior. To them, it’s not how you play the game; it’s all about winning.

 

Many leaders cause irreparable damage. They’re afraid to address difficult issues, make tough decisions, and introduce change to achieve long-term success.


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Strengths-Based Leadership: A Review | Burdurhem

Strengths-Based Leadership: A Review | Burdurhem | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

The researchers at Gallup have been researching leadership for decades. They have surveyed millions of teams, held over 50,000 in-depth interviews with various leaders, and interviewed 20,000 followers to determine what they saw as the characteristics of the most important leaders they’ve met in their lives.


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3 Steps to Eliminate Leadership Anxiety | Robert S. Tipton ...

3 Steps to Eliminate Leadership Anxiety | Robert S. Tipton ... | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Success Strategy #5 for Transformational Change Leaders Leadership CAN be a anxiety-free activity. No — seriously, I'm not making this up. We just need to get our bearings straight, and ...
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Ten Things to Stop Avoiding

Ten Things to Stop Avoiding | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
I have a lengthy list of things in my head that leaders avoid doing; here are the top ten. I also hear plenty of excuses for not doing them.

 

 

I have a lengthy list of things in my head that leaders avoid doing; here are the top ten. I also hear plenty of excuses for not doing them. Time to remind you of what’s important. What’s your excuse for not doing these?

 

Developing: It’s is your responsibility to prepare your team members for their next step; it may be your job. And they won’t be ready. Who on your team needs to be stretched and how will you coach them?

 

Delegating: You’re running ragged because you are the only one who can do some things (or so you think). Meanwhile, your staff would love to be challenged. What can you delegate and challenge them with?

 

Giving: Your best employees want and need your feedback. Give it to them. What do they need to know?

 

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The Joy of Quiet

The Joy of Quiet | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Trying to escape the constant stream of too much information.

 

In barely one generation we’ve moved from exulting in the time-saving devices that have so expanded our lives to trying to get away from them — often in order to make more time. The more ways we have to connect, the more many of us seem desperate to unplug. Like teenagers, we appear to have gone from knowing nothing about the world to knowing too much all but overnight.

 

The urgency of slowing down — to find the time and space to think — is nothing new, of course, and wiser souls have always reminded us that the more attention we pay to the moment, the less time and energy we have to place it in some larger context. “Distraction is the only thing that consoles us for our miseries,” the French philosopher Blaise Pascal wrote in the 17th century, “and yet it is itself the greatest of our miseries.” He also famously remarked that all of man’s problems come from his inability to sit quietly in a room alone.


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Cross-Training Your Creativity | The Phuse

Cross-Training Your Creativity | The Phuse | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Like the body, the mind can also grow and develop through training. But while many of us attend to the needs of our body by exercising regularly and eating right, fewer people recognize “the need to train our minds in the ...
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We are not fearless

Fear paralyzes us if we let it.  Often it's resilient...


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What Happens to Our Brains During Exercise (and Why it Makes Us Happier)

What Happens to Our Brains During Exercise (and Why it Makes Us Happier) | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

st of us are aware of what happens to the body when we exercise. We build more muscle or more stamina. We feel how daily activities like climbing stairs becomes easier if we exercise regularly. When it comes to our brain and mood though, the connection isn't so clear. Leo Widrich, co-founder of social media sharing app Buffer, set out to uncover the connection between feeling happy and exercising regularly.


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Comfort Can Undermine a Leader's Effectiveness - Forbes

Comfort Can Undermine a Leader's Effectiveness - Forbes | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Google CEO Larry Page holds a press annoucement at Google headquarters in New York on May 21, 2012.
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Procrastination: Or The Fine Art Of 'Delay Management'? - Forbes

Procrastination: Or The Fine Art Of 'Delay Management'? - Forbes | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
In love, war and decision-making, timing can be everything. Above, Gen. Douglas MacArthur makes his triumphant return to the Philippine Islands. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Delay management is one of life’s most difficult skills.
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5 paradoxes to unlocking leadership - TODAYonline

5 paradoxes to unlocking leadership - TODAYonline | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
5 paradoxes to unlocking leadershipTODAYonlineTO ACCELERATE DEVELOPMENT, SLOW DOWN When we explained our objective of identifying accelerators of leadership development, many interviewees pointed out the importance of slowing down.
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The Importance of a Leader’s Heart

The Importance of a Leader’s Heart | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
The most important thing you can do as a leader is to keep your heart open. ...Maintaining an open heart—pumping possibility through your organization—is the most important thing you can do as a leader.
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Inspire Your Workforce: Be Curious

Inspire Your Workforce: Be Curious | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
A five-step assignment to convey your interest in your team, and spur a sense of belonging.

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The Key to Time Management: Stop Wasting It

The Key to Time Management: Stop Wasting It | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
The key to investing your time wisely and having the life you want is to learn to say “no” to small things so you can say “yes” to bigger things. Stop wasting time.

 

Your fancy day timer binder can’t help you manage your time. The time management classes you took can’t help you either (even though there is nothing wrong with the methodology they taught you). The books and magazine articles you pored over in search of the secret to time management revealed nothing new, nothing that made a difference. Neither did syncing your calendar to the Cloud.

 

The reason nothing you have tried has improved your time management is because, until now, no one has told you the truth: The key to time management is to stop wasting it.

 

Maybe It’s Just Wasted Time


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Lead Yourself First: The Empowering Magic of Detachment

Lead Yourself First: The Empowering Magic of Detachment | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

We all can become attached at some stage in our lives. As children we are attached to our parents or other caregivers. In this scenario attachment is seen as healthy and affirming.

 

When an attachment prevents us from seeing or acting clearly it has become unhealthy….In the workplace, we can become attached to a particular culture, belief or perception about the way things are, or should be.


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WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM by Steven Johnson

One of our most innovative, popular thinkers takes on-in exhilarating style-one of our key questions: Where do good ideas come from? With Where Good Ideas Co...
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The 10 Essential Habits of Positive People

The 10 Essential Habits of Positive People | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Are you waiting for life events to turn out the way you want so that you can feel more positive about your life? Do you find yourself having pre-conditions to your sense of well-being, thinking that certain things must happen for you to be happier?

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Mintzberg Rejects Macro-Leadership

Mintzberg Rejects Macro-Leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

 “Macro-leadership is just as bad as micro-management.” Henry Mintzberg.

 

Mintzberg believes that leaders focused on setting strategy and vision but who are removed from the front lines eventually develop a vision for the organization so out of touch that the rest of the organization fails to buy in.


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The Joy Of Feeling Valued

The Joy Of Feeling Valued | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
If you value an employee, let him or her know it. If you don't make it explicitly clear from time to time, they may well not realize it... even if you think they do.

 

I recently received an email from a former colleague who had changed jobs. “I haven’t worked this hard in years and have never felt so valued,” she wrote. “What a strange combination. I learn something new every day and am only worried my brain won’t hold any more information. I’m exhausted by Friday and it’s just great. Who knew?”

 

To me, by far the most important phrase in this uplifting note was “and have never felt so valued.” I guarantee that if this individual had just changed jobs, were working harder than ever and felt totally unappreciated, her experience of this new position and the tone of her comments would have been entirely different.


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10 Ways You Can Be Mean to Yourself (and Prevent Your Own Happiness)

10 Ways You Can Be Mean to Yourself (and Prevent Your Own Happiness) | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
No wonder many of us are not happy; sometimes we bring our misery on to ourselves by being mean to ourselves and not letting ourselves be happy and free.

 

I was catching up with my friend the other day – it took us 6 weeks to find a time to meet. I had nothing to do and flexible with my time as I was not working and spend my days recuperating. However, she was either travelling for work, or in the office slaving through projects. Then when she had time she would attend birthday dinners and farewell parties and other invitations. It seemed she never had a moment where she could decide what to do – she was always obliged to do something else or be somewhere for somebody else.

 

I was enlightened after our “catch up” coffee, which she had to cut short too because work called her and she went back to the office on a Sunday afternoon.

 

We are quite mean to ourselves without knowing.


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Leadership Perspective: Building on Common Purpose

Leadership Perspective: Building on Common Purpose | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
RT @leadchangegroup: Check out "Building on Common Purpose" by @fiestycoach on #leadchange http://t.co/vyotXJih #leadership...
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Every Leader Is an Artist

Every Leader Is an Artist | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
What defines greatness in the arts applies equally to leadership.
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How to Resolve a Customer Crisis

How to Resolve a Customer Crisis | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Every business makes mistakes. What you do next is the difference between losing customers forever and gaining lifelong fans.
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Do You Suffer from Story Humility?

Do You Suffer from Story Humility? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Several recent experiences inspired me to write this post. Stories are one of the most powerful ways to communicate an idea, yet they’re underused. Why? One of the biggest hurdles to sharing stories professionally is self-imposed. I’m going to call it “Story Humility” for lack of a better term. (If anyone could suggest another phrase, let me know.)

 

Some of the most engaging and inspiring stories remain unheard, because the story owner believes that no one else would be interested. There certainly may be other reasons that great stories aren’t retold, such as privacy and confidentiality. But this post is all about plain old-fashioned humility. Ironically, some of the most heroic people I know have very modest personalities. Isn’t it in the nature of a hero to be humble?


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