by Sarah Graves, PCC | Mar 28, 2018
Committees, volunteer boards and group work were activities to avoid for years. It always looked as if no one could make a decision and nothing was getting done. It looked slow and ineffectual. Moving at rocket speed was my preference, which occasionally created false starts for me and my staff, yet there was plenty of success to point to and a decisive, pro-active attitude and track record that garnered desired promotions and leadership opportunities.
by Barbara Gobbi | Mar 22, 2018
The modern day CEO needs to mix decisiveness with engagement. It’s constant learning in a frantic world of work. Coaching can help develop awareness, self - regulation and positive team behaviors to cope and thrive.
by Janet M. Harvey, MCC | Mar 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.