Bite-sized leadership posts

What is coaching?

Coaching is a way of activating your innate intelligence and wisdom. In a coaching session we talk about the good and the bad – the aspects of your life and work that lead to insights that transform you from the inside-out.   What happens in a coaching session?...

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Organisational openness and transparency

For CEOs organisational openness offers tremendous upside potential – empowered employees, free-flowing ideas, more creativity and innovation, happier customers, better results. CEOs believe openness will have the greatest impact on their organizations. They...

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What CEOs think about collaboration

According to the IBM Global CEO Study - 2012, collaboration is the number-one trait CEOs are seeking in their employees, with 75% of CEOs calling it critical. "CEOs have a new strategy in the unending war for talent. They are creating more open and collaborative...

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What CEOs think about partnering

The IBM Global CEO Study carried out in 2012 looks at the importance of partnering in organisations. One of the key findings is that compared to their less successful peers, out-performers are partnering for innovation more aggressively. Due to rising complexity and...

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Critical Leadership Traits

CEOs believe the following leadership traits are most critical in order to steer their organizations effectively: - Inspirational leadership - Customer obsession - Leadership teaming across the C-suite IBM Global CEO Study (2012)   If you are a leader, which of...

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Questions for Executive Coaches

As an executive coach, you have no time to waste. To be at the cutting edge of this profession, you need to ask yourself how to get to the bottom line of what matters most to your clients. The questions below are from the model “4 E’s wrapped in a P”, inspired by...

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CEO Challenges

As Executive Coaches, we need to understand the challenges that our clients face. Below are some examples that have been drawn from an IBM study of 1700 CEOs in 64 countries. CEO Challenges: small or medium businesses Customer loyalty and retention Corporate...

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Coaching Areas for a CEO

High potential employee development High value employee’s development Content integration from leadership programmes Inter-cultural skill development Group coaching Career management Career transition Life style and...

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Why do CEOs Fail?

A successful leadership programme will tailor its content to the current and future challenges that leaders face. These are the ones I've encountered most often: Poor interpersonal skills An inability to change A preoccupation with turf protection/self A fear of...

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12 Distinctions between Management and Leadership

A Manager administers a leader innovates Manager maintains a leader develops Manager relies on control a leader inspires trust Manager has a short range view the leader a has a long term perspective Manager asks “How” and when the leader asks “What” and “Why” Manager...

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What do Leaders do?

The primary function of a leader is to convey a vision of what the organization is to accomplish, and to inspire and empower all those who work for the organization to make an optimal contribution to the fulfillment of that vision – at the same time as acting in...

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