Top Boards Do These 4 Things Differently

Reviewing financial statements, audit activities, and compliance activities are all part of the work required of board members to keep the company running on the right path. But the most successful boards do far more than this, focusing on more forward-looking, value-creating, strategic issues.

Challenging Coaching: Going Beyond Traditional Coaching to Face the Facts

Based on the authors’ extensive experience working with international Board level teams, Challenging Coaching suggests that for too long coaches have shied away from adopting a more challenging stance in their work.

HBR: What Great Coaching Looks Like

Richard Boyatzis, professor at Case Western Reserve University, says that every professional can benefit from having a coach — and serving as one for someone else.

How to Train Employees to have Difficult Conversations

It’s time to invest in face-to-face training that empowers employees to have difficult conversations, says Tamekia MizLadi Smith. In a witty, provocative talk, Smith shares a workplace training program called “I’m G.R.A.C.E.D.”

How Coaching Stands Out: Influence and Achieving Results

You have probably heard of Dale Carnegie’s book, How to Win Friends and Influence People. You may be surprised that this classic text holds the key to understanding the difference amongst the many ways you can encourage development in your team.

Advanced Coaching: Coaching in Complexity

Most people come to work and want to be successful. If they are struggling with a part of their role or they are unable to progress, the reasons are usually complex. As coaches, we help people leverage their strengths, and identify self-limiting beliefs, blind spots or skill deficits

Coaching Questions in 6 Areas for Highly Effective Teams

Highly effective group and team coaches have a robust toolkit. That toolkit usually includes a variety of questions to support their clients in deepening awareness and taking action towards their important goals.

4 Signs an Executive Isn’t Ready for Coaching

The stigma of asking for or being assigned an executive coach is vanishing quickly. The growth of the industry tells us so. In the U.S. alone, $1 billion was spent on business, personal and relationship coaches last year.