3 common myths of coaching (and what’s true instead)

Coaching is a leadership superpower. Coaching saves you time. It helps you delegate. It improves performance, builds capability and helps tap into everyone’s creative process. It’s also pretty good for organisational performance.  A comprehensive study  on the effects of an organisation adopting a ‘coaching culture’ showed some startling results. Coaching led to: A 10 to 20%…

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4 great questions to help with your decision-making

4 great questions to help with your decision-making Not long ago, I was coaching a leader who was faced with a big decision he had to make. The decision had huge implications not only for the organisation – but also, if he was honest, for himself. The stakes were high. The pressure palpable. And he…

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Values aren’t just for companies

A global study found that consumers are 4-6x more likely to purchase from, and champion, a purpose-driven company. 4-6 times! Those are compelling stats. The future belongs to purpose-led organisations who authentically embed their purpose and values into everything they do. If nothing else, it makes commercial sense. But it’s not just a company’s values…

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Feedback tips for the conflict-avoidant

My dad was so conflict-avoidant that he once chewed through half an avocado at a dinner party, even though he detested the things with a vengeance. He couldn’t bring himself to let the host know he didn’t like them, even though they had asked everyone prior if there was anything people didn’t like to eat.…

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4 conversations to have with your new team member

There are a few crucial conversations that we often overlook when we’re leading a new team member. We’re so gung-ho on diving into the ‘what’ of their work, that we sometimes forget to pause and talk about the ‘how’. A bit of time spent, up front, focusing on the following things can save you (and…

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Step into the spotlight

Recently I sat down (albeit, over Zoom) with my clever friend Russell Pickering, who also happens to be the Founder and Managing Director of The Pickering Group. Russell and The Pickering Group help teams and individuals find their spotlight – and step into it. From presentation training and public speaking skills (both virtual and in-person)…

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