Finding the right individual to fill a vacant executive role is difficult and almost always takes longer than anyone hoped. It’s understandable, therefore, for the company to want new executives to “hit the ground running.” … Read More
CEO COACHING SERVICES: TOP 9 BENEFITS
CEO Coaching isn’t quite like any other sort of executive coaching. Yes, many of the mechanics, agreements and skills are the same – but the client and what they need from their coach are quite … Read More
What to do When your Work Has Lost its Meaning
What we’ve lived through – together and apart – since March, 2020 has given most of us reason and opportunity to pause and reflect. And while some things are feeling a bit more normal, for … Read More
Should I Give Feedback?
I’ve long said that if there was one skill I could build in every single organization it would be the ABILITY to give and receive feedback. Recently I’ve modified that to include the WILLINGNESS to … Read More
How to Empower your People
Empowerment is a perennial leadership topic. It’s easy to find a lot of studies that demonstrate that empowered employees perform better and business metrics improve – but I honestly think it is so important because … Read More
Should I Hire a Coach Who’s Done What I Do?
“We’d like a coach who has experience in a senior leadership role in our industry.” Um, no. We have this conversation regularly. Coaching is still very misunderstood, and as a result we are often asked … Read More
[For executive coaches] No one wants you to coach
Coaches – you’re lovely people. So sincere. So passionate. So ready to change the world with these new ideas and perspectives you’ve learned at coaching school (you did go to coaching school, didn’t you?). So … Read More
The Challenges of Working from Home
Okay let’s face it – there are lots of challenges, for both employees and managers, with this new work-from-home world. But one keeps coming up frequently. “They gave it to me late.” “I have no … Read More
Leaders: What to do When you’ve Tried Everything (and still feel stuck).
It is very common for business leaders to bring problems and challenges to their Executive Coach after they have “tried everything.” One of my favourite questions to ask a business leader is “how are you … Read More
Career Ladder or Career Lattice?
Matrix, lattice, web, network, level playing field – these are all terms I’ve heard used recently to describe an organization’s talent development path. The long-storied “career ladder” is disappearing in favour of lateral moves intended … Read More