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Context is king in team coaching

Context is king in team coaching

It’s accepted that organisations will perform to a higher level when their leaders work effectively as a team. Good teamwork creates synergy, where the combined effort of the team is greater than the sum of each individual’s effort. An effective leadership team...

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Are you or your people unknowingly helpless?

Are you or your people unknowingly helpless?

In 1967, the famous psychologist Martin Seligman and a colleague started a series of experiments looking at how a perceived lack of control relates to depression and mental illness. Sadly this involved giving electric shocks to dogs and as a dog owner I’m...

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“You’re all grown ups. Just get on with it.”

“You’re all grown ups. Just get on with it.”

I surprised a colleague the other day when I shared Ruth Wageman’s research conclusion that “(leadership) teams do not improve markedly even if all of their members receive individual coaching to develop their personal abilities”. At first it may be a surprise...

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Who are you being at work? Identity and Authentic Leadership

Who are you being at work? Identity and Authentic Leadership

Some people have a tendency to compartmentalise their personalities and identity. It’s like we are one person at work and another person elsewhere. Some do this consciously, others unconsciously. I strongly believe this is a big mistake when it comes to leadership....

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So you want a promotion?

So you want a promotion?

When people seek coaching they (or their organisation) are very often concerned with getting on. How do they take the next step for promotion? Well, to answer that question it would be good to know how managers actually go about making those decisions. In answering...

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