Leader as Coach

February 27th, 2017
Leadership Blindness and Holacracy

Whenever people ask me what I’ve learned through the process of implementing Holacracy in my start-up organization over the past year, I like to begin by saying that it’s not possible to understand Holacracy solely by reading about it. There is …

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October 16th, 2014
Choosing Our Words for the Umbrella Movement in Hong Kong

In Hong Kong today our passions are running high. The Umbrella Movement has captured our attention, whether by enraging us at the challenges to our way of life or by inspiring us to higher ideals of freedom and peace. Law …

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August 11th, 2012
The Leadership Circle Certification in Hong Kong

Leadership development in Hong Kong is going to get easier and better. The Leadership Circle has just announced it will run a certification program in Hong Kong to train local OD Consultants, Executive Coaches and Human Resource Managers to use …

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December 30th, 2011
The Top 6 Reasons for Coaches to Train in Mindfulness

Mindfulness means paying attention in the current moment and being awake to the experience of your present awareness. Clearly, mindfulness is an essential quality that coaches use in interactions with our clients. It features prominently in the IAC Coaching Masteries® …

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November 15th, 2011
Catalysts Wanted – Are Your Leadership Skills Up to the Challenge?

What kind of leader are you? Are your skills sufficient for success in the highly complex, high pressure world of global competition? Do you have what it takes to lead and influence in order to achieve world-class results?

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January 6th, 2011
Why Develop PQ and SQ

I’ve learned a new way of looking at human capability which is relevant for anyone keen to develop themselves.  I’m sure you’ve heard of IQ, a measure commonly used to assess individual intelligence. And probably you’ve also come across EQ, …

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March 10th, 2009
How to Coach When You Really Want to Give Advice

One of the most common mistakes in coaching is giving advice rather than helping the coachee find their own answers. This is an easy mistake to make because most of us are so keen to help (and show that we are helpful) and because many coachees are used to being given advice and they expect it.

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September 19th, 2008
How to be an Enlightened Leader

I’d like to be able to explain fully and clearly how to be an ‘enlightened leader’ (!!), but since I am only just discovering this possibility myself, I am only going to share what I’m learning these days as I explore leadership and spirituality.

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July 28th, 2008
Get instant coaching results, by focusing on what the client wants

Focusing on exactly what the coachee wants is a powerful tool that can lead to instant coaching results. Obviously, the whole paradigm of modern coaching means focusing on what the client wants. But I'm talking about focusing more deeply on what they really want, not just what they tell you they want. By focusing the conversation in this way, you not only honour your coachee's goals and needs, but you can also find ways to meet those real but often unspoken goals much more easily.Here's an example of how this works...

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May 29th, 2008
The most elegant path to effective leadership

This article explains a way of operating that is much more effective than the conventional wisdom, as inspired by the book Synchronicity, the Inner Path of Leadership, by Joseph Jaworski.Leadership is about collectively creating the future and the most effective way to lead is to use synchronicity, meaning to create the conditions for "predictable miracles"

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