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.
Taking time out to travel, discover new places and experience new things can give an individual a completely different perspective on what is important to them in their life. It’s a time of self-discovery and reflection and can be hugely beneficial on lots of levels: personally, and professionally. In fact, those people who take a mid-career break often return to work feeling more inspired and not just refreshed but renewed.
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I was in my mid-20s, working for a large Financial Services company in Liverpool and had recently taken over a really challenging team from another manager who had been “let go”. It was one of those great career development opportunities – although I did wonder if perhaps, they had just not been able to find anyone else! I remember going home one Friday evening after surviving my first week as a new manager thinking about how I had no idea what I was doing – and that I needed to read a “How To Be A Manager” book.
Persistent negativity is a common problem for many workplaces. It can seriously affect employee morale and really is one of the most damaging things that can happen within an office. If you have experienced negativity in the workplace, you will know that it drains energy, hampers teamwork and creates a toxic environment. As a manager or human resources professional, it…
When leaders are rundown, exhausted and drained, it impacts their ability to think innovatively and creatively. Ultimately, this trickles down to other members of the team, affecting their work experience and stress levels. The impact that this can have on the business as a whole is huge. So, in order to take care of their teams and perform at their…
Decision making is intrinsically linked to our emotions. They create a physical response to information – and we may not even realise. For example, if you slam on the brakes as a car pulls out right in front of you, you have acted without conscious thought. Our subconscious mind has recognised the danger and translated it into a feeling of…