strong work relationships

How strong are your work relationships?

Strong relationships are built on trust, respect and mutual support. The world’s best teams (whether in the arena or the boardroom) are built on those qualities. So how do you cultivate great work relationships? Team-building events will get you off to a good headstart but it’s really about how you approach everyday interactions. Here areContinue Reading

Coaching leadership style

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 studiedContinue Reading

Flexing your coaching muscle

Flexing your coaching muscle

Why your best advice isn’t working Can we start by acknowledging something right away? You and I are well-trained, highly experienced advice-giving machines. Am I right? You’re an encyclopedia of technical solutions, a fountain of solutions to assist others.  I’ll bet over your career you’ve been trained, encouraged and even rewarded for providing advice. YouContinue Reading

What if Your Team Members Were Volunteers?

In our last Coach’s Questions blog we talked about “Changing Other People” and that changing how we react to other people sometimes changes how they interact with us. It’s the classic, if not ironic, reality that to change others we must change ourselves. This time I’m proposing we take it a bit further — changing how weContinue Reading