Posts Tagged "coaching"

To Be An Effective Leader Keep A Leadership Journal

Posted on April 3rd, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Teddy Roosevelt did it. Harry Truman did it. Want to be an outstanding leader? Keep a leadership journal. As part of my executive coaching work, one of the most effective tools I recommend that powers up the coaching process is a leadership journal.  The exercise of leadership is not unlike a sport you play. When you review your actions in the field you learn what worked, what didn’t, and adjust along the way. Leadership guru Peter Drucker said: “ Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action. ”

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Want to become a more effective leader? Start by keeping a leadership journal. Here are ten questions to get you started.

To Get A Coach Or Not – Eight Essential Questions

Posted on March 20th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Should you get an executive coach or not? “Well, we don’t have enough money in the budget to do executive coaching, so perhaps a training program may work” I heard an HR colleague say recently. Executive coaching is a significant investment for organizations relative to other options to grow leaders. Organizations also offer less costly mentoring, training, and leadership programs. When is the right time to invest in executive coaching for yourself or someone on your team, and when will training or mentoring be enough?

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You need to develop yourself or someone on your team to take on bigger goals. Do you need training, mentoring or an executive coach? Here are eight essential questions to ask yourself.

The Eight Habits Of Remarkably Coachable Leaders

Posted on February 13th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

In my executive coaching work, one of the most important traits that differentiates high potential leaders is their learning agility.


In succession planning discussions, organizations identify leaders who are learning agile because these people quickly learn how to be effective in new and different situations.


Organizations hire executive coaches to prepare these leaders for challenging and stretch assignments. Based on my work with these executives, I have distilled eight practices that differentiate the coaching clients who made the greatest gains vs. those that did not. Whether you are being coached by your manager or by an executive coach, these practices will make the difference in your learning agility and impact.

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Want to have greater career success? Become more coachable. Here are eight practices of highly coachable leaders.

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