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The Impact of Digitization and Technology on Leadership

Organizations are rapidly changing due to the adoption of digital technologies. This evolution has wide-ranging ramifications for employees and their leaders. A growing number of jobs require extensive use of technology and the ability to keep up with fast-paced developments. Executives’ roles are changing in the wake of increased transparency and accountability across all levels of the organization.  A specific…

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Why Words Alone Won’t Change Behavior and What Will

An unshakable hope persists in organizations that people will exhibit desirable behavior when they hear just the right words in the form of company values or leadership models. Executive coaches,…

How to Build a Strong Brand for Your Coaching Business

Do you have a brand? Even if you haven’t consciously put any effort into branding, the answer is still: Yes, you do! In fact, everyone has a brand. It’s your…

How to Leverage 360 Assessment Tools to Coach Leaders

How do the best executive coaches set up their coaching engagements for success? With a 360 assessment of the coachee. A Harvard Business Review study revealed that 90% of coaches…

4 Signs of a Challenging Leader

Executive coaches are often tempted to accept every engagement that comes their way—even when their gut feeling tells them to walk away—because they wholeheartedly believe in the impact of their services. Unfortunately, not every leader is willing to do what is necessary to create change, and it is the leader,…

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The Coaching Process Every Executive Needs

Marshall Goldsmith has one key message for every CEO that he coaches: “To help others develop, start with yourself.” When leaders at the top of their organization attempt to change publicly, they become an important role model in personal development for the whole organization. How can you, as an executive…

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The Solution to Boost Productivity

Top executives are generally strapped for time and therefore very action-oriented. They like to quickly tick off tasks on their to-do list and move on to the next pressing issue. Interestingly, this can lead to a behavioral tendency that doesn’t always serve them well.  The Problem Leaders often believe that…

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3 Factors That Matter Most to Clients

Closing new coaching engagements is rewarding but can be challenging, too. When executive coaches, after several meetings and calls with prospective clients, still hear a “no,” they’re left wondering: What do clients want? To answer this question, we first need to consider what clients don’t value as much as many…

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5 Storytelling Tips Every Coach Should Know

Everyone loves a great story. For thousands of years, stories have taken people on emotional journeys, changed their patterns of thinking, and moved them to action. A powerful way to create greater impact in your practice is to harness the power of storytelling in your coaching.    The Power of…

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Beat Inertia with this Simple Exercise

Happiness and meaning – the two things we all want more of in our lives. However, how much of happiness and meaning are we actually experiencing on a daily basis? The answer is probably “not enough.”  The uncomfortable truth is that our default response in life is not to act…

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