Leading Change – Part 2: Build Your Guiding Coalition

A dream team. A volunteer army. A group of people who truly believe in what you hope to accomplish. These are the individuals you need to rally together to support you in your quest for change. They include other members of senior leaders who are good at what they do, credible in the eyes of others, and influential enough…

Leading Change – Part 1: The Truth about Change

Studies consistently show that between 50-70 percent of planned change efforts fail. Why is this case, especially considering the extensive amount of time and resources many organizations devote to getting change right? From my experience, it is less about what these organizations are doing, and more about what they are not doing.

Tip of the week

This week we’re sharing a tip around communication. Through our coaching work, we often hear about bad habits that people struggle with in the workplace when it comes to speaking. A common one is beating around the bush…

Setting the foundation for a successful coaching relationship

I recently asked a coaching client whether or not their coach helped grow their business. Their answer surprised me a little. “No, I grew my business” they replied matter-of-factly. After further reflection and discussion with the client, I soon realized that this was the work of a great coach…

Help your people help themselves

Would you believe me if I told you that great coaching can take place in under five minutes? This is not to diminish the powerful effect that mentoring and coaching programs have on maximizing high potential development, nor is it to assume that individuals with challenging and complex development needs…

Deliver feedback that sticks

We all know that feedback is important, but do we know why it is important? Take a look at some of these statistics from a 2014 Gallup employee engagement study…

The Art of Coaching

Coaching requires technical skill. The technical skills are simple to understand but harder to master. We have all heard about many of these technical skills. They range from active listening to asking powerful questions to action planning…

What does a great coaching look like?

Would you believe me if I told you that great coaching can take place in under five minutes? This is not to diminish the powerful effect. Would you believe me if I told you that great coaching can take place in under five minutes? This is not to diminish the powerful effect..