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Executive Coaching

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6 Characteristics of the Mentally Healthy Person

Whilst browsing through websites and pages of notes, as I do when researching, I happened to come across some really exciting and interesting information that the legendary Marie Jahoda, the late Austrian psychologist, wrote on mental health. What really interests me about her work is the concept of ‘positive psychology’ which she addresses in her book ‘Current Concepts of Positive Mental Health’.  Marie Jahoda was a true warrior; a Jewish woman who survived World War two by fleeing to Austria in 1937. Despite these unhappy circumstances, Jahoda became a woman of great distinction and wrote no fewer than five scientific works and co-authored five others – most notably her work on how unemployment affects communities as a whole and her work on the six characteristics which generally make up mentally healthy individuals. […]

Coaching Across Cultures

Buenos Aries, April 2011; I join 21 experienced coaches from Canada, The UK, Argentina, Peru, Chile and Brazil to experience the sought-after material developed by European pioneer Philippe Rosinski and his partner Australian Dina Zavrski-Makaric.  Day 1; we’re divided into smaller teams—ours is called The Blue Team, and our brief is to submit a collaborative team project by day 3.  […]

Personal Branding – Own It!

We all have an idea of ourselves that we’d like the rest of the world to see, whether it is perfectly authentic or not. The problem is that for a large number of people, this idea that we hold in our minds, is often where it stays. Getting this version of yourself out to the rest of the world is where the problem begins to manifest, and take on a life of its own.  The person we believe we are presenting to co-workers and potential business partners turns out to be someone else entirely, someone you didn’t think you were at all. You find yourself asking: “How did my employees get the idea that I had no hobbies or social interests?” or “Why would potential business associates go with my competitors when I clearly charge a lower fee and deliver on promises?” The answer is this: the person you know you are, is not the person that others see you as. In other words, your internal brand and your external brand are not congruent. This means just one thing: your personal branding needs some attention.  […]

25 Powerful and Generative Questions

“When was the last time you sat through a meeting and said to yourself, “This is a complete waste of time?”.  Was it yesterday or even a few hours ago?  Why did that gathering feel so tedious?  Perhaps its because the leaders posed the wrong questions at the start of the session.  Or worse yet, maybe they didn’t ask any engaging questions, and as a result, the meeting consisted of boring report-outs or other forms of one-way communication that failed to engage people’s interest or curiosity.”   […]

Motivation and the ‘Referred’ Coachee

“I can’t see how coaching will benefit me.  Things are fine, just a small  hiccup, is all. I don’t have the time to be talking with you. I’m only here because they insist. What do you want from me?” Ouch. These words from a recent client are not music to any coach (or manager or leaders) ears. How to proceed?  With calm caution. […]

Discussing the Undiscussables

“Will you share your concern at the next EXCO meeting?”, I ask my client.  He looks horrified, “No. This is a taboo subject around here and being the one to raise it again will leave me at risk and unpopular”.  But how will you learn from it, I ask? My client is experiencing what many people experience in many organizations— a significant barrier to team learning;  the existence of topics that are “undiscussables”. […]

Beware bringing the Boardroom into the Bedroom

Armed with IPads, e-mail, blackberry’s and laptops, today’s ambitious executive can put to shame our counterpart in the money-grabbing 1980s.  Today we can be on call anywhere, anytime. Professional work can be seamlessly carried into the bedroom and, scarily, even the hospital bed. […]

Truth? Growth? Awareness? Can any one word describe the power of exercising the mind?

I’ve recently been inspired by this question asked of me by a colleague, “What is the one word that best describes the outcome of coaching and development for you?”. Dozens of words come to mind!  In my inspiration, I posed the same question to other coaching colleagues.  It seems they too were challenged to select just one word for the array of benefits that arise as a result of the coaching process. Still searching for my one word, my truth, I grabbed a copy of Mark Forstater’s book ’The living Wisdom of Socrates’, and found myself deep in the musings of one of the world’s most celebrated philosophers (dare I call him a Coach?) for over 2300 years. […]

Master the Task Master

Each of us habours an inner Taskmaster who drives us in a quest for perfection, to be always on the ball; to act as if we have it all together, while at the same time, providing us with regular and demanding challenges.  We might call this part of the human condition.  If we observe very mindfully, we’ll notice that our Taskmaster seems to show up most often with these laborious demands in one particular arena of our lives.  Perhaps we’re tasked to work harder than most in our  money matters or we need to work harder than most on our relationships on in our careers.  We might highlight that arena as our area of weakness and work even harder to overcome what might feel like restrictions that never let us entirely relax and feel that we have arrived. […]

Executive De-Railers and the case for Coaching

“What do you see as the value that he/she brings to this organization?”, “What do you see as his/her major de-railers?”, “What do you feel is missing from his/her leadership repertoire?”.  These three questions form the base of short telephonic interviews that I conduct with my client’s key stake-holders at the beginning of my typical executive coaching interventions.  […]