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Coaching Papers Free

Announcing that about 30 of Angus McLeod’s coaching papers are now downloadable from this site including one written with Olympian, James Cracknell. If you want to know more about Emotional Intelligence, the use of Reflective-Silence, Mindsets or developing coaching in organisations, here is your resource. And there is much more! Take a look now.

Remember too that we have a lot of free video-shorts available for both coaches and managers – see  ‘Coach Smarter‘ and ‘Manage Smarter‘ (links also at the top of the page).

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Blog: Honduras Street Life – Takers and Givers

Part of our ‘Human at Work’ (©AngusMcLeod2011) series, the full slide-show has memorable and striking images by Daniel LeClair for Reuters. You can see the slide-show below. There are many lessons for coaches and coaching-executives but the concept of giving and taking is one I explore here. Continue reading Blog: Honduras Street Life – Takers and Givers

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Which Coach?

How Good is your Coach? How do You Know? If you have video of them working, or you can watch them, you will shortly know for certain; watch the video! Continue reading Which Coach?

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Resourceful Space (Coaching Models & Methods)

See a video about resourceful space showing how it is used in practice

Instructions for use

The coach can say something like,
You know the expression ‘take a step back’? Sometimes moving from where we are can help us to change how we experience things. From what you have been saying, it seems that you are in a space that I might call ‘stuck’ or ‘not-fully resourceful’ – what would you call it? Continue reading Resourceful Space (Coaching Models & Methods)

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Micro-World


There is beauty in the human scale but also in the microscopic. A slideshow showing pictures through the electron-microscope and taken by Catherine Draycott (Head of Wellcome Images) can be seen here. As coaches we can listen and learn from the macro-scale communications of our coachees – but we also have to drill down to help them find root-causes. With electron-microscopy one can drill down to fine detail, sub-cell. As coaches we use the coachee’s language to help us to help themselves. What they learn from drilling down helps them make macro-level decisions. This too is one of the beauties of exquisite coaching. Angus.

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McLeod Management Model

How not to over- or under-manage and therefore demoralize your staff. Continue reading McLeod Management Model

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Reflective Language

Language that reflects back the coachee’s own words is a win-win formula for success. This is called Reflective Language. The coach does not use up mental activity in interpreting and the coachee does not have to detach from the ‘experience’ they may be having in order to worry about the meaning of the words (interpretation of semantics) the coach is using. Reflective Language is very standard and used gracefully by all the best coaches I know. Coachees do not notice Reflective Language, but observers do notice! Continue reading Reflective Language

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Coaching Standards

How to Pick a Good Coach or Coaching Provider?

In this short video, discover the four levels of coaching and how to choose an executive coach that is right for your organisation. Continue reading Coaching Standards