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Welcome! We are a community of coach practitioners with all levels of experience who share the same passion for coaching and how it improves the world. We hope our blog series provide you with deeper insights into our work and who we are. With each post, you may click on the the author’s name for profile and contact information. We will also have guest bloggers from the coaching industry and from industries served by coaches to provide you with additional perspectives and insights.

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Posts in Category: Company Culture

Do the Right Things Well

by Janet Harvey, MCC | August 15, 2018

Timeless words applied to the business world by management guru Peter Drucker showed up in the WSJ today with the headline, “The Key Factor Driving a Company’s Results: Its People.” What continues to puzzle me, a practitioner in the human development field for nearly 30 years, is that this is idea is neither new or novel and yet continues to be dismissed from the Board Room to the front line.  What is it that makes attention to the workforce the last rather than the first priority when all of the evidence points to vastly superior and sustained performance for the few companies that excel in employee engagement and development

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Drive Disruption or Be Outpaced

by Janet Harvey, MCC | March 12, 2018

Innovation is both an essential and messy disruptive for corporations. CEO surveys consistently site innovation as a top need to improve performance and sustain competitive advantage. However, innovation is often confused with invention and continuous improvement. Ultimately, the desire in corporations is that the status quo be disrupted so that the workforce is doing something different and useful. That is innovation. Continuous improvement is doing the same thing better and invention is creating a new idea or method. Masterful professional coaching by leaders inside of corporations is an innovation. Engaging employees at every level through the mindset and skill set of professional coaching causes individuals and teams to renew and restore. Application of coaching in everyday workplace conversation demands a thoughtful appreciation and awareness for the sources of disruption that generate innovation for people, including ourselves as leaders.

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