Get clear on purpose – leadership 101

Get clear on purpose - leadership 101 It’s very rare in my experience that a coaching engagement doesn’t involve the area of purpose. It may be more personal issue- “What’s your purpose?” as in “Why are you on the planet?”, but more often in my work it’s in an organisational context - “Whats the purpose… Continue reading Get clear on purpose – leadership 101

The Wisdom of Winnie the Pooh

Rabbit said, “Honey or condensed milk with your bread?”  Winnie the Pooh was so excited that he said, `Both!’ and then, so as not to seem greedy, he added, "But don't bother about the bread, please." At 54 I still love Winnie the Pooh. He was a regular at my bedside as a child and… Continue reading The Wisdom of Winnie the Pooh

Developing Awareness – Triggers

In my last post I talked about a client who had been unaware of a serious problem perceived by his boss. Of course it’s not uncommon that a CEO has a perspective as yet unavailable to others in their organisation. A leader being informed of a deficit is often the kick-off point for some coaching.… Continue reading Developing Awareness – Triggers

Transforming Relationships

One of the CEO’s direct reports had reached a ceiling. They were blocking the leadership pipeline. What was to be done? I was in conversation with another executive coach. We were sharing success stories in terms of what the organisation got out of it, not just the persons being coached. It came to me that… Continue reading Transforming Relationships