One of the key parts of the coaching is recognising the difference between managing and leading a team. Is a good manager automatically a good leader?
When we think about leaders, it’s tempting to group them into two categories – good or bad. Maybe there was a former manager who made you feel like you weren’t good enough. But maybe there was also a former boss who valued your strengths and helped you to reach your personal goals. We talk about leaders and leadership every day in the business world.
When an email inviting me to deliver a session for the annual Student Leaders Conference at the University of Liverpool arrived in my inbox my automatic response was “yes”.
One of the most common issues brought to a coaching session is confidence. Clients are wanting to feel more confident in themselves and their abilities. So, here are some fabulous TED Talks with tips and tricks to boost your self-confidence.
Lots of words are great. Lots of words are less-great. Here are five words that you can stop using to start sounding more confident.
I often get asked if there is a difference between coaching men and women. Do men bring the same issues to a coaching session as women? An interesting question, don’t you think?
Sometimes a coaching assignment benefits from a dash of mentoring.
I have been interested over the last few years to witness in my coaching conversations with leaders that they are referring more and more frequently to the phrase VUCA. Originally coined by the US military to describe the turbulent and unpredictable environment in which they operate.
The only guarantee when we step up into a bigger role, grow a business or try something new is that not everything is going to go swimmingly. Failure is never comfortable but if we embrace it instead of pushing it away, it will have a much smaller hold on us and the lives we want to live.