Entries by Coach Padraig

The coach approach to leadership

We often hear people talk about leadership styles, or perhaps read articles about which is the most effective approach for leaders. Maybe you’ve seen the results of Daniel Goleman’s study about leadership behaviours for the 2000 Harvard Business Review. In Leadership That Gets Results, Goleman and his team identified six leadership styles after they studied […]

Which leadership style are you?

Some people we click with, understanding each other with very little effort and working together with ease. Then there are others who take, well, a bit more work, but sometimes we discover we can get there with some extra care and effort. If you’ve ever had the feeling that you just can’t get through to […]

The Ladder of Assumptions

What kind of preparation do you do for important work-related conversations? What kind of thoughts do you have during a crucial dialogue?  What approach do you take when you follow-up on a conversation? Many of us will brainstorm points we need to cover so we don’t forget. Maybe if it’s a particularly sensitive topic we’ll carefully […]

How to communicate effectively

The cornerstone of great leadership is effective communication, but it’s not as simple as memorizing a few strategies and putting them into practice. The trick is that communication isn’t dependent only on you as the communicator. Connecting with your team, inspiring your direct reports, and really understanding your clients requires a bit of give-and-take. Remember […]

How to set performance goals for your team

Visit why you need to set your goals for 2018 to refresh the reasons why goal setting works.) Just as effective personal goals have to be set thoughtfully and thoroughly in line with your personal vision, team performance goals require some thought and should be aligned with company goals. I’m sure we’ve all heard, “the […]

The ultimate goal setting worksheet

A New Year really feels like a fresh start, even if it’s really just the beginning of a calendar year. Let’s take some time to start 2018 strong by working through effective goal setting together. Why set goals? A well-defined goal gives us focus and direction so that we can achieve results. Without that level […]

Why you need to set your goals for 2018

If you really want to accomplish things in 2018, forget the resolutions about things you don’t really want to do and take a run at setting some really good goals around things you do! Before the holidays we talked about the value of creating a personal vision statement for your life. Going through this process […]

End of year wrap up and reflection

Realizing this is our last blog of 2017 got me reflecting on what I’ve learned this year. The list was too long to do justice to it, but one thing that stood out to me was how we learned through our work coaching successful executives that self-talk can really have an impact — not only […]