Posts Tagged "coaching"

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.

8 Things Exceptional Bosses Constantly Tell Their Employees

Posted on February 13th, 2017 by The Learning Factor

Whether you’re managing an intern or running an entire business, your employees’ success (and your own skin) depends on your leadership.


Thankfully, the solution for motivating your team and squashing any issues is right at the tip of your tongue. It all starts with communication — the skill experts point to as the make-or-break factor for successful leadership.


Here are eight things that exceptional bosses tell their employees daily. Start using these daily (or begin looking for a boss who does), and watch your success skyrocket:

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Leadership always starts with great communication, so amazing bosses use these phrases daily.

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