Change is inevitable. You can either adjust to permanently changing circumstances or ignore them – and bear the consequences…However, despite the obvious need for change, a certain reluctance to change is human. Change often requires to stretch or even leave our comfort zone, and we don’t necessarily like this in the first place.
It is this time of the year to reflect: what have I accomplished this year? What am I most are proud of? What do I want to achieve next year, and how can you overcome my immunity to change to live the life that I want?
Although the coaching profession is relatively young, there is some confusion with the various disciplines. Until today there are no universally accepted definitions. All in all one could say that my Executive Coaching is about harnessing the full potential of leaders and their teams in an effective, ethical, and respectful way. As a result, individuals improve performance, and teams achieve sustainable success.
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.