A small business owner wanted to use coaching skills as a leader and implement a coaching culture in his organization in order to grow talents and his business. After applying his newly gained knowledge in 1:1 coaching style sessions with his team members, one employee resigned. Read why this was good.
Who gets promoted in your organization? The people who deliver the best performance or those who are perceived to deliver the best performance? Unfortunately just producing good results is not enough. When you want to advance in your career you also need to make sure that decision makers perceive you as a high performer. Read three essential self-marketing tips that will help you boost your career.
When I discuss role models for outstanding leadership with my executive coaching clients, always one name come to mind: Nelson Mandela. On the occasion of the great man’s 94th birthday, here is my personal essence of his leadership lessons.
What do football and business have in common? When the team does not perform the leader gets fired. When you are a leader, blaming others does not help. What helps is asking yourself what you as the leader have to change.
Executive Coaching case study: how an overwhelmed Western director in Asia learned to overcome negative self-talk, regain self-confidence, and succeed on his expat assignment.
When you need “Work-Life Balance” something is terribly wrong in your life. The term implies that you are not living while you are working. And when you are not living then aren’t you… err… dead?
Problems and challenging situations are inevitable. That is true for your professional as well as for your personal life. The question is how you deal with the challenges effectively.
A typical human reaction to difficult situations is to blame other people. Often we see ourselves as victims of the circumstances. But is that true? In most cases it is not.
In any unpleasant situation you have to ask yourself first: in how far am I part of the problem? What part of the problem am I causing myself? And as inconvenient as it may be, we have to be brutally honest with the answer.
Unfulfilled desires and attachment make our lives complicated. Happiness does not depend on achieving a specific outcome. Happiness comes from what you are doing while you are doing it. Learn how to practice detached involvement to experience happiness NOW.
Many managers who were once identified as high potentials get stuck at some point in their careers. Decision makers get second thoughts about the manager’s capabilities dealing with a broader job scope. Or, what’s worse, the manager gets promoted and suddenly finds him-/herself on the fast track to derailment…
The MBTI® (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®) is the most powerful personality instrument to enhance leadership capabilities, improve communication, and boost team effectiveness. MBTI® looks at four dichotomies: direction of energy, perception, decision making, and life orientation. This results in sixteen basic personality types. Understanding your personality and how you are different from others helps you lead people to success as well as to grow personally & professionally.