The importance of doing nothing as a leader.

The importance of doing nothing as a leader.

When was the last time you did nothing as a leader? When have you stopped and sat in silence? Ever given yourself time out of your schedule to focus on nothing? The chances are you haven’t at all, or very rarely. Why is that? How come you don’t place value on taking...
Coaching – executive privilege or employee right?

Coaching – executive privilege or employee right?

Executive coaching has origins in the 1940-60s. Senior managers were offered counselling by organisational psychologists to excel in their work. It really took off in 1992 after John Whitmore published his book Coaching for Performance. Executive coaching has become a...
Ever tried coaching with your children?

Ever tried coaching with your children?

I have trained hundreds of people in organisations to coach their reports and peers. Often when supervising candidates they share that they tried it out on their kids. To their surprise (but not mine!) they shared how well it went. Coaching is a powerful tool for all...
Just a coaching side salad?

Just a coaching side salad?

Organisations often say ‘yes we do coaching’. Dig deeper, yes they may have put people through some coach training. Some senior managers may have some form of Executive Coaching. But little more than that is present. Though in the same breath these organisations fully...