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In Pictures: 20 Most Common Workplace Anxieties - Meetings with the boss. - Forbes.com

In Pictures: 20 Most Common Workplace Anxieties - Meetings with the boss. - Forbes.com | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
Which workplace anxiety triggers quicken your pulse?
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Do You Want to Be Perfect or Do You Want to be Powerful?

Do You Want to Be Perfect or Do You Want to be Powerful? | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it

Are you a perfectionist? Do you feel like nothing is ever really good enough until it’s perfect? Like many of us, do you try to be the perfect person for every situation or role you play?

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10 Reasons for Executive Failure

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Whatever your definition of a bad leader is, most have several of the following 10 leadership shortcomings:

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The Psychology Behind the Importance of Failure

The Psychology Behind the Importance of Failure | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
Almost every week, we find new ways to remind you of the importance of embracing failure because it's such a good learning experience. While that remains true, accepting the common possibility of failure helps you, too.

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David Hain's curator insight, January 23, 2013 10:03 AM

Make your failures intelligent failures! Take calculated risks.  Build a safety net. Have courage. Jump!

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How to Manage a Micromanager - Forbes

How to Manage a Micromanager - Forbes | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
These eight steps can help you rein in the control freak.
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Track Your Small Wins to Motivate Big Accomplishments: Talk by Teresa Amabile

Track Your Small Wins to Motivate Big Accomplishments: Talk by Teresa Amabile | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
Could keeping a daily diary be the key to unlocking happiness at work? Creativity researcher Teresa Amabile explains the unexpected benefits of tracking daily progress.
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Appreciative Inquiry - Problem Solving from MindTools.com

Appreciative Inquiry - Problem Solving from MindTools.com | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
Appreciative Enquiry is a positive-focused approach, which looks at what's going right in order to solve problems.
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10 Thinking Traps (That Ethical Leaders Avoid)

10 Thinking Traps (That Ethical Leaders Avoid) | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
Avoid These 10 Thinking Traps What are some of the thinking traps that we fall into as leaders? I’m not referring to “correlation versus causation” and other logical reasoning pro...

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David Hain's curator insight, January 14, 2013 2:22 AM

Excellent article as always from Linda Fisher Thornton (@leadingincontext).

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Coaching Styles: Situational Coaching

Coaching Styles: Situational Coaching | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it

"The ways and means by which we can assist the coaching process are many and various. Even though some of the approaches can be more effective than others, in this brief article, the aim is to introduce a simple 4-quadrant grid framework that can help considerably in every coaching discussion. 


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Belva Jennings's curator insight, February 19, 2014 3:53 PM

Your Coaching module gave you the toolkit..it's up to you to use those tools within the context of your own coaching style.

gustavo salazar's curator insight, March 24, 2014 9:20 AM

estilos de coaching

Terry Corby's curator insight, May 27, 2014 2:44 PM

If you are thinking about a coach or mentor then take a read. As a mentor and coach I tend to be on the left hand side more than the right :-)

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Leadership Styles: Choosing the right style for the situation

Leadership Styles: Choosing the right style for the situation | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
Find out about 10 different styles of leadership, and learn which style will work best in your situation.
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Pitfalls of Perfectionism | Strength Talk

Pitfalls of Perfectionism | Strength Talk | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it

Perfectionism can be defined as a tendency for being dissatisfied with anything that is not perceived as perfect or does not meet the person’s extremely high standards.  The costs of being a perfectionist are typically very high, not just to the leader personally, but also for their team and/or organisation.

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Core Leadership Theories: The foundations of leadership

Core Leadership Theories: The foundations of leadership | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
Learn about four core leadership theories that can help you become a more effective leader.
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Overcoming Fear of Failure

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Fear of failure can stop us from succeeding in life and at work. Learn how to overcome your fears so that you can keep moving towards your goals.
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Fear of failure leads to avoidance (e.g. not making decisions) and overcontrol (e.g. micromanaging); behaviours which have been linked to leader derailment.

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Do You Suffer From Workplace Anxiety? - Forbes

Do You Suffer From Workplace Anxiety? - Forbes | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
These workplace anxiety issues may derail your career and damage your health.
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5 Evidence-Based Ways to Optimize Your Teamwork

5 Evidence-Based Ways to Optimize Your Teamwork | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
Research shows us how to take our collaboration abilities to the next level by avoiding Groupthink and baking in a bit of ritualized dissent.
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5 Things Smart Risk Takers Do Well

5 Things Smart Risk Takers Do Well | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
Doug Sundheim’s book, Taking Smart Risks, isn’t really about making your next risky decision smarter or safer; it’s about pushing all of your choices to be riskier, but smarter on a daily basis.
We tend to view our choices as risky or safe.

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Anne-Laure Delpech's curator insight, January 23, 2013 5:54 AM

Very interesting.

donhornsby's curator insight, January 23, 2013 7:16 AM

(From the article): Smart risk takers consistently do five things well to disrisk whatever they’re up to:

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, January 23, 2013 6:28 PM

Depending on who you are and who your clientele or work is will define the "smart-risk culture" of your decision making situation.  

Sometimes our skills and tools get in the way of being our best and serving to our true calling.   ~  Deb

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Why Failure Is Good for Leaders

Why Failure Is Good for Leaders | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it

Integrity, leadership, vision – we all know that’s what great leaders are made of. But with the corporate world rapidly evolving, that’s no longer enough, says Annmarie Neal, author of the forthcoming Leading from the Edge (ASTD Press, 2013).


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donhornsby's curator insight, January 7, 2013 8:19 AM

(From the article): Successful leaders today need two surprising new skills that may not have been appreciated in the past, but are mandatory for the future. One is a liberal arts orientation – and the other is a track record of failure.

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Micromanagement - Learn how to avoid it!

Micromanagement - Learn how to avoid it! | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
Do you suffer from being micromanaged? Could you even be a micromanager yourself? Either way, micromanagement will limit your success. So learn to spot the symptoms and what you can do about it, whether you're the victim or the culprit.
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What it Takes to Innovate: Wrong-Thinking, Tinkering & Intuiting...and Embracing Failure

What it Takes to Innovate: Wrong-Thinking, Tinkering & Intuiting...and Embracing Failure | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
A look at the characteristics that have propelled inventors from Leonardo Da Vinci to Thomas Edison to Steve Jobs to success.
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How Well Do You Delegate?

How Well Do You Delegate? | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
Use our interactive test to find out how good you are at delegating and get advice on which tools you should use.
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Not delegating can lead to career derailment. This survey from Mindtools will give you insight into how effectively (or not) you are delegating.

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A Leader Must Look and Listen and Know How to Resolve Conflicts

A Leader Must Look and Listen and Know How to Resolve Conflicts | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
If you examine the rise of a typical leader, the ability to look and listen decreases as power increases. That's a trend you need to be aware of. At the outset, a future leader often rises out of a

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David Hain's curator insight, January 10, 2013 8:55 AM

Great insight and authenticity.

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Why Leadership Style is Important

Why Leadership Style is Important | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it

Some leaders are prone to use one general style in almost all situations. Other leaders “flex” their style to meet the particular needs of each situation encountered. 

 
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Why you're probably not as rational as you think you are — and what you can do about it

Why you're probably not as rational as you think you are — and what you can do about it | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
When it comes to self-improvement, few people consider their reasoning skills. Most of us simply assume - and take for granted - that under most circumstances, we formulate perfectly rational opinions.
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Emotional Intelligence - Develop your people skills

Emotional Intelligence - Develop your people skills | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
Empathy and motivation are increasingly important in today's business world. Learn what emotional intelligence is - so you can improve, both as a leader and an individual.
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Perfectionism - Overcoming All or Nothing Thinking

Perfectionism - Overcoming All or Nothing Thinking | Coaching Psychology for a Better Workplace | Scoop.it
We all want to do high quality work, but some forms of perfectionism can harm your career. Find out how to overcome this damaging mindset.
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In my recent research perfectionism had strong links to leader derailment behaviours.  Perfectionistic behaviours can be caused by rigid beliefs related to a fear of failing, which can lead to avoidance and need for control.

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