Category: Leadership

How to … coach Generation Y

April 30, 2013 | By

By BARBARA ST.CLAIRE-OSTWALD, Original article published in Coaching at Work. Like any other generational group, Generation Y is uniquely shaped by its historical context. It is only by understanding, respecting and addressing such generational differences in the working environment, that coaches can establish a successful relationship There is no consensus on the exact birthdate of […]

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The Art And Science of Performance Reviews

March 23, 2013 | By

Original post by Daniel Goleman on LinkedIn Performance reviews are the HR ritual that everyone dreads. Brain science shows that the way in which that review gets delivered can be a boon or a curse. If a boss gives even a good review in the wrong way, that message can create a neural downer. The […]

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Management by Walking Around – MBWA

January 19, 2013 | By

Original Article from The Economist Intelligence Unit. In this article, Stephen Lynch, Chief Operating Officer at business coaching consultancy, argues that senior managers should make personal visits to shop floor staff and customers; and that these visits become standard, measurable practice. Management By Walking Around (MBWA) was a term coined by Tom Peters and […]

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Eight Rules for Creating a Passionate Work Culture

January 13, 2013 | By

1. Hire the right people Hire for passion and commitment first, experience second, and credentials third. There is no shortage of impressive CVs out there, but you should try to find people who are interested in the same things you are. You don’t want to be simply a stepping stone on an employee’s journey toward […]

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In Praise of the Incomplete Leader

January 10, 2013 | By

No leader is perfect. The best ones don’t try to be – they concentrate on honing their strengths and find others who can make up for their limitations. Preview of the full article by Deborah Ancona, Thomas W. Malone, Wanda J. Orlikowski, and Peter M. Senge (Harvard Business Review 2007) The Incomplete Leader in Brief […]

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What Leaders Really Do

January 10, 2013 | By

They don’t make plans; they don’t solve problems; they don’t even organize people. What leaders really do is prepare organizations for change and help them cope as they struggle through it. Exerpt from original article published in Harvard Business Review by John P. Kotter. Dr. John P. Kotter is widely regarded as the foremost speaker […]

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10 Reasons Your Top Talent Will Leave You

December 15, 2012 | By

Original blog: Forbes Have you ever noticed leaders spend a lot of time talking about talent, only to make the same mistakes over and over again? Few things in business are as costly and disruptive as unexpected talent departures. With all the emphasis on leadership development, I always find it interesting so many companies seem […]

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Coaching Emotional Intelligence – The Business Case for Human Capital

December 10, 2012 | By

(Based on original article by BRENDA SMITH, MBA, CPEC) Introduction Adam Smith is playing his hand a bit differently these days. The invisible force that shapes the interplay of markets of the world wasn’t ready to find it flat (Friedman, 2005). Despite this new business landscape, organizations and the leaders that drive them have held […]

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Leadership Style – Not “one size fits all”

June 13, 2012 | By

Leadership style is the manner and approach of providing direction, implementing plans, and motivating people. There can seem to be as many ways to lead people as there are leaders. Fortunately, psychologists have developed useful, simple ways to describe the main styles of leadership. By understanding these styles and their impact, you can develop your […]

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MBTI – What kind of dog are you?

June 10, 2012 | By

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, commonly known as MBTI is a psychometric test designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. The authors of the MBTI, Katharina Cook Briggs (1875-1969) and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers (1897-1980), were keen and disciplined observers of human personality differences. They studied and elaborated […]

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