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6 Ways Business Coaching Prevents Sales Slumps in Your Business

6 Ways Business Coaching Prevents Sales Slumps  in Your Business | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Sales is one of the underdeveloped area of a small business. Sales slumps are caused by a variety of reasons, many avoidable with business coaching.

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7 Ways To Cut Stress For More Success In Just 15 Minutes

7 Ways To Cut Stress For More Success In Just 15 Minutes | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Tense, Stressed, Highstrung? With these quick tips learn how to regain your workday balance.

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From the article:

 

A consciously chosen break might make you more productive. When Tony Schwartz and Catherine McCarthy put employees of several Wachovia bank branches through a wellness program a few years ago, which included instructions on defusing stress and taking breaks, these people substantially incresed the revenue they brought in.

 

This is me on no.4  - goofing off from writing a proposal!

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Language, complexity and narrative emergence - SFWork

Language, complexity and narrative emergence - SFWork | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

This paper examines the case for viewing conversations as emergent phenomena, and the practical consequences for complexity practitioners and others engaged in 'talking cures'. Post-structural thinking from Wittgenstein onwards is connected to the school of Solution-Focused practice, which has made explicit use of these ideas in a practical, pragmatic and effective form of psychotherapy and coaching. These fields can be connected by the idea of 'narrative emergence', which casts light on the ways in which new narratives are formed within apparently everyday conversations.


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I must confess to my ignorance, but I will now make it my business to know more.  Like the SIMPLE framework, although the article is challnging as well as rewarding...

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, September 11, 2013 6:32 AM

Mark McKergow, is there anybody who does not know this name? MIght be but they should... especially if they are in the supporting industry, coach, etc. A very interesting contribution to the basis of the therapy and coaching, stc. Not an easy read but it is worth to try...:-)))

TOLLEC Bernard's comment, September 11, 2013 7:54 AM
Hi Miklos, yes I know Mark. I just took his online training about Solution Focus. Amazing approach to be added to other strengths based approaches like Appreciative Inquiry
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Is there an 'entrepreneurship gene'?

Is there an 'entrepreneurship gene'? | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Bill Aulet, a managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, believes entrepreneurship can be taught.

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Monmouth Council are now running entrepreneurship academies.

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Jerry Jose – Google+ - Prof. Ernie discusses Theory U.

Jerry Jose – Google+ - Prof. Ernie discusses Theory U. | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Prof. Ernie discusses Theory U. #hlp1  #armm (G+: Prof. Ernie discusses Theory U. #hlp1  #armm http://t.co/VrpQhSVj1b)

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Som unhelpful  language in this theory imho, but well worth persevering.

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Purpose: the game of champions, and subservient to purpose is a proven path to success

Purpose: the game of champions, and subservient to purpose is a proven path to success | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

The more I witness organisations that are struggling to succeed, or survive, or just to run harmoniously, the more I see an absence of purpose. Most of these organisations have a great vision, mission and strategic plan, but lack the spark – all the DNA – to pull it all together.

In his book, Purpose: The Starting Point of Great Companies, Nikos Mourkogiannis records that “…purpose – not money, not status – is what people most want from work. Make no mistake: they want compensation; some want an ego- affirming title. Even more, though, they want their lives to mean something, they want their lives to have a reason”.

You can’t find much fault with that!

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Nice article from Shaun Coffey!

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Five Acting Lessons for Leaders on the Being of Leadership

Five Acting Lessons for Leaders on the Being of Leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Leadership is not only about what you do but also your way of being. Instead of playing a role, connect to who you are to lead with power and purpose.

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Great, insightful article from @AlliPolin!

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3 Key Leadership Tips From Twitter CEO Dick Costolo

3 Key Leadership Tips From Twitter CEO Dick Costolo | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Here are some of Costolo's tips for successful leadership as he guides Twitter toward a possible entrance onto Wall Street.

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3 Everyday Leadership Lessons for Managers fr an exceptional leader @AchimNowak

3 Everyday Leadership Lessons for Managers fr an exceptional leader @AchimNowak | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

I never watch Anderson Cooper. Yet last week Thursday, right after 8 pm, something made me turn the switch to CNN.

Within minutes I was riveted. Inspired. And moved to tears.


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Can't improve on what Johann says above!

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Johann Gauthier's curator insight, September 11, 2013 12:04 AM

An exceptional leadership, Achim Nowak, I am very rarely out of breadth, but I am just now, please read this post.  Feel the sense of movement in it.  The pure flow and energy.  Oh right, perhaps I've been musing all this time and a cellist, so I offer a few words.  It is but pure energy that Achim offers us.  When true leadership is unleashed, as he so delicately portrays and offers, what an amazement unfolds.  Je suis très impressionné par la candeur des émotions et des mots qui sont choisis de façon naturelle et délibérée.  Exceptionnellement vôtre cher ami, Johann 

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Why Business Leaders Need To Build Greater Self-Awareness

Why Business Leaders Need To Build Greater Self-Awareness | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Senior executives don't seek coaching or leadership development. Here's why.


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Barbara Kerr's curator insight, August 19, 2013 4:07 PM

"Being able to see, understand and deal effectively with others' perspectives is key to successful leadership (as well as personal life). That capacity, part of self-awareness, is empathy."  The author includes a brief discussion of whether gaining power causes a decrease in empathy.

Rim Riahi's curator insight, September 11, 2013 1:46 AM

Senior executives don't seek coaching or leadership development. Here's why.

Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, September 16, 2013 10:56 AM

Where it all begins...

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The seven interactions you must have with your staff | The Advisory Board Company

The seven interactions you must have with your staff | The Advisory Board Company | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Managers—your staff are more likely to be engaged if they think you’re effective. Our Manager Effectiveness Index highlights the seven interactions you must have with your staff. (Want to ensure your staff is engaged in their work?
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Donald Trump's Face Tells the Story of Power-Based Leadership

Donald Trump's Face Tells the Story of Power-Based Leadership | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Donald Trump is the epitome of power-based leadership. Therefore, "The Donald" makes for an excellent study on the personal effects of power-based leadership.

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Not Too Hard, Not Too Easy: Finding Flow In Your Work

Not Too Hard, Not Too Easy: Finding Flow In Your Work | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Getting immersed in your work is all about finding the balance between “way too easy” and “breaking a sweat.” 

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Leadership Lessons From a Child with Autism

Leadership Lessons From a Child with Autism | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Leadership Lessons From a Child with Autism - The Huffington Post (RT @MakingFriendsSF: Must read by @randyhain on Leadership Lessons From a Child with #Autism http://t.co/dw0uMeIJUG)...
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Heartfelt advice - and very good too.

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Results Matter - But Relationships Matter More

Results Matter - But Relationships Matter More | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Don't get me wrong, performing and delivering results at work matters. They help you to attract attention, recognition, rewards and promotions. But delivering results will only take you so far.

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Amen!

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The One Belief That Is Holding Back Your Career

The One Belief That Is Holding Back Your Career | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Your job is not your job.Your job is not what you do, but the goal you pursue.Yet most professionals I know limit their careers believing that their job is what they do. 

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"How would you change your job description (and your Linkedin profile) if instead of your role you focused on you goal?"


"Organizational alignment requires leadership, culture, and clarity of purpose. It demands that you, and every one of your colleagues, drop the limiting belief that you were hired to do your jobs."


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Leading a Customer-Centric Transformation

Leading a Customer-Centric Transformation | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
I was once asked to run a workshop for a small group of senior executives at a large, multi-division enterprise seeking to transform itself into a more customer-centric business. During a planning
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Six useful characteristics of customre-centric leaders.

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Sir Alex Ferguson Reveals Eight Secrets of Success in Managing Teams

Sir Alex Ferguson Reveals Eight Secrets of Success in Managing Teams | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
If you had a chance to interview him, what would you ask the man who many regard as the best coach in the history of European football, and perhaps sports as a whole? I can imagine many fans have
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I liked number 8 -"Most people with my kind of track record don't look to change. But I always felt I couldn't afford not to change."


A list that 's a little bit different to the usual ones - and you can't argue with the track record...

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Go & have a cliff edge moment

Go & have a cliff edge moment | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Running a business can be stressful. Founders feel like they need to have a hand in everything and soon find themselves too busy to think
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Great idea!

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Rescooping ... and I'll second that insight ... what a great idea! (now planning to take time off to recharge and just think about things).

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7 Things Really Respected People Do

7 Things Really Respected People Do | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
Everyone wants to be respected. Here are 7 actions that make those who truly deserve our respect stand out from the pack.
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Some great lessons here, all on a positive and/or inculsive premise!

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For Those Tough Decisions; Make It About What’s Important To You; What You ‘Value’ | SmartChic

For Those Tough Decisions; Make It About What’s Important To You; What You ‘Value’ | SmartChic | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

We all have big decisions to make and no matter where you are in life, you can still feel at odds with what decisions you should make.

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Good article about dilemmas we all can relate to, and some sound advice for taking the right path.

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Visioning - Make it Your New Drug Of Choice

Visioning - Make it Your New Drug Of Choice | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it
I’ve always been afraid of water. To confront those fears, I decided to learn to scuba dive—even before I learned to swim.
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Great article about the power of positive thinking and how to envsion success.

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Are People Really your Greatest Assets - Jann Freed

Are People Really your Greatest Assets - Jann Freed | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

If people really are the most important assets, then we should treat them as if it were true.  And if we really care about worker engagement, we would pay attention to 12 statements–the Gallop Q– that emerged froGallup‘s research as those that best predict employee performance.

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Gallups excellent 12 questions - great way to start a development programme.

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5 Profound Insights On Success From A Wharton Prof Devoted To Understanding It

5 Profound Insights On Success From A Wharton Prof Devoted To Understanding It | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

When Wharton Business School professor Richard Shell was faced with a life-threatening illness he was forced to think about the big picture. What was success to him?  Since then, Shell has dedicated his life to helping folks find true meaning in their own lives and work.

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“Imagine you’ve won the lottery, and money no longer is a primary motivator. Your family is now taken care of, and you’ve earned a certain amount of notoriety by having the winning ticket. What would you do next in your life?”


Another good take on where to find the "meaningful work' that brings out the best in you.

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I Left Google, And Lived To Happily Tell About It

I Left Google, And Lived To Happily Tell About It | Coaching Leaders | Scoop.it

Anastasia Leng had a great job at one of the world's most desirable places to work. Then she split to start her own company. Was this a step back or up? Depends how you look at things...

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There is plenty of life after Google - or any other Blue Chip!  Nice article on the benefits of cashing in your stamps!

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