Category Archives: Coaching & Feedback

Image Busters: Eight Common Leader Mistakes

There’s no shortage of ways to ruin your image as a leader. Here are eight common mistakes executives make – and you should avoid – that have a negative effect on leadership image. Too much seriousness. Leaders don’t need to … READ MORE

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Credible Feedback: It’s Not About the Right Words

I get a kick out of some leaders who want to be better at “giving feedback.” Some are like seven year-olds who can’t wait to tell someone, “You got a booger hanging ow-cher nose.” The news they’re holding burns their … READ MORE

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How cultural factors can affect 360° assessment results

This post was co-authored by Sophia Zhao and Kelly Hannum. 360° assessment is widely used by organizations in the field of leadership development. It is also growing fast in China. The advantage of such a data collecting method is that … READ MORE

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Coaching Supervision — Build Your Competitive Advantage

Coaching supervision, when a coach steps back to reflect on their client work with the help of a trained supervisor, is increasingly being seen as  a powerful way to maximise the effectiveness of the coaching engagement. So why should you … READ MORE

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I’m not doing this for you.

I was coaching the CFO of a financial services firm recently. He’s part of a leadership team that’s really struggling. There’s significant conflict within the team and the company is in a challenging marketplace and trying to adapt to it. … READ MORE

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Leadership Lessons from the Pitch

I recently attended a Carolina Dynamo soccer match. I am not a big fan of soccer. I don’t get it. Maybe I’m a snob (wouldn’t be the first time that was told to me). Here are some things I learned: … READ MORE

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What are the characteristics of a good leader – Infographic

Leaders shape our nation, communities, and organizations. We are in need of good leaders to help guide us and make the essential large-scale decisions that keep the world moving. Our society is always quick to identify a bad leader, but … READ MORE

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Executive Present

The captain of industry–captain of this particular industry–rose from the table. I’d just seen him mildly dismiss the proposal one project team had brought to him. Their work of weeks: an answer to a question he had posed about the … READ MORE

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Mentoring Matters for Managers – Infographic

Mentoring has its benefits, usually for the one being mentored. CCL research has shown that mentoring can also benefit the manager who does the mentoring. Managers who provide career-related mentoring to their direct reports by providing sponsorship, coaching and challenge are actually rated … READ MORE

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Leadership Lessons from Jimmy V and the Cardiac Pack

Are your brackets busted? Well, if they are (and I think most of them are), you can still learn about leadership from the NCAA basketball tournament, from 30 years ago. I was watching an ESPN documentary called “Survive and Advance” … READ MORE

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