The market for executive coaching is not regulated, and with more coaches in the marketplace it can be difficult for you to choose the right coach. Often it is recommended to select based on the coach’s credentials, their experience, and a chemistry check. But all these criteria are poor predictors for the success of your coaching engagement. Read here what to do instead to find the best coach for you.
Your large multinational organization may seem to have unlimited resources. Alas, you wish you could have a little bit of the agility and effectiveness of one-man shows!
As a leader in a new role you are in the spotlight. Everyone is watching you to see how well the ‘promising talent’ is doing. Decision makers are anxious to prove that promoting you (and not the other guy) was the right choice. Your desire to create some ‘quick wins’ is understandable. But be careful not to drown in the quicksand you might create.
Have you just been promoted to a new executive role? Whether you are in a new organization, promoted to a new leadership role or on expat assignment abroad, your promotion comes with hidden traps that can sabotage even the most experienced leader.
Read here how to overcome Trap #1 for Executives in Transition: What They Don’t Tell You in Your Executive Job Description
I asked a multi-national team about their best and worst bosses: what did they do that motivated you? What did they do that de-motivated you? Their answers were plain and simple. It does not take magic to be a great leader!
Is Executive Presence something you need to be born with? Whilst it may come more natural for some than for others, the good news is that executive presence is neither magic nor something only a few selected are born with. Executive presence is basically a set of specific behaviors. And we all can learn new behaviors and habits.
The importance of compassion and happiness for effective cross-cultural leadership and successful business in Thailand. Harald Link’s keynotes speech at the Annual Ordinary General Meeting of the German Thai Chamber of Commerce in Bangkok, March 13, 2014.
The best advice I ever got on dealing with emails? Just don’t read them! At least not first thing in the morning.
How much freedom do you have at work? And how much freedom do you allow your employees?
Weak managers fear that employees abuse freedom at work. Effective 21st century leaders however trust their employees. They believe that giving them autonomy brings out the best in them. Instead of micromanaging tasks and time, effective leaders manage expectations. They encourage, empower, and enable individuals to take ownership and deliver results instead of telling them what to do and how to do it.
Should mobile phones be turned off during business meetings and coaching sessions? Yes? This real story might change your mind.