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The Most Fundamental Quality A Good Coach Needs

Posted on February 20th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

First of all, I want to be clear I’m not talking here about coaching, say, in the NFL or the NBA, which is a whole different ballgame, so to speak, but in the business world.

Though there are similarities, athletic coaches have a different inspirational skillset. Operating in a more controlled business environment, management coaches have to, understandably, turn down the volume a bit.

But whether they’re working from inside an organization (in direct management or as a mentor) or from the outside (as an executive coach), there’s one fundamental quality good business coaches share.

They’re good listeners.

And not just people who listen casually, without paying attention and impatiently waiting to speak, but who listen hard. Carefully. Thoughtfully.

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It’s low-key but critical. Whether they’re working from inside an organization (in direct management or as a mentor) or from outside (as an executive coach), good coaches share one basic quality.

Making Time for Learning Will Make You Healthier, Richer, and More Popular

Posted on February 20th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

If you’re looking for reasons to make time in your busy schedule to keep learning, there’s no shortage of possibilities. First and foremost, perhaps, is that you’ll be in great company. Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Oprah Winfrey all set aside dedicated time to learn new things each week. Look how far the practice has taken them.

But if you’re looking for more scientific explanations of why the end of school shouldn’t mean the end of learning, writer John Coleman is probably your man. He writes regularly for the HBR blogs on the subject of lifelong learning and its many benefits. One of his recent posts is a must read for those who suspect they should to make more time in their lives to nourish their brains, but still need a bit of a kick in the pants.

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An author runs down the impressive benefits of lifelong learning.

The 5 Traits That Define Great Leadership

Posted on February 20th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Great teams are led by great leaders, and great leaders all share traits that are absolutely essential to their ability to lead. These are the 5 most important traits leaders have – if you’re a leader, they will transform the way you lead for mind-blowingly rewarding results.

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Great teams are led by great leaders, and great leaders all share traits that are absolutely essential to their ability to lead.

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