Category: Personal Development

Is the traditional resume about to be outdated?

May 8, 2013 | By

Original article published on TechRepublic. Although IT pros make their livings from technological innovation, you have to admit that it has also disrupted employment in different industries many times over. From travel agents to telecommunications, it has cut out the middlemen in numerous fields and has eliminated some of the most traditional forms of communication. […]

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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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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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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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Burned Out – The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time

December 2, 2012 | By

Why is it that between 25% and 50% of people report feeling overwhelmed or burned out at work? It’s not just the number of hours we’re working, but also the fact that we spend too many continuous hours juggling too many things at the same time. What we’ve lost, above all, are stopping points, finish […]

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Coaching for Performance – GROWing Human Potential

July 2, 2012 | By

The Concise Oxford Dictionary defines the verb to coach as to “tutor, train, give hints to, prime with facts.” This does not help us much, for those things can be done in many ways, some of which bear no relationship to coaching. Coaching is as much about the way these things are done as about […]

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Resilience – Coping with stress and becoming more effective

June 13, 2012 | By

Resilience refers to a person’s ability to adapt to stressful situations or crises. More resilient people are able to adapt to adversity without lasting difficulties. Less resilient people have a harder time with stress and life changes, both major and minor. It has been found that those who deal with minor stresses more easily can […]

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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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Influencing – How to use soft skills to get hard results

May 28, 2012 | By

Influencing is a key element for engaging and relating to others. Your influencing approach is the one you typically use when you are trying to persuade others. Let’s call it your natural way of trying to get things done in the way you want them done. We all tend to have a preference in terms […]

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Taking the “Busy” out of Business – Achieve More by Doing Less

May 6, 2012 | By

I’m sure you’ve wondered at times how you can keep up as your volume of work increases. Business can be stressful as your quantity of e-mails, phone calls, paperwork and meetings grows larger and larger. And increasingly, these days we are measured by the results we deliver, and not the time we’ve spent delivering them. […]

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