Research shows there are 11 key Leader Qualities with one having a sub-set of 8 characteristics. Of the 19 Leader Qualities, 7 of them are ‘Trust Factors’. These are listed again below, together with a fuller description for Trust Factor: Accepting Responsibility. Continue reading Leader Quality: Accepts Responsibility
Acknowledgement motivates. At its most simple, this means saying ‘thank you’ when a colleague has done something well or has risen to a personal challenge. Continue reading Thank You Motivation
The Muffin Men of Saint Monica, USA started collecting food and distributing to the needy in their retirements. 24 years on and they are still doing this in their 70’s & 80’s! It’s a compelling story about people who have hearts – and a lesson for coaches too. See the video:
McLeod: Sustainable Transformations in Under 30 minutes.
At Euro-Coach Conference 16-17 November, 2013., Dr Angus McLeod (Visiting Professor of Coaching at Birmingham City University) will first run through his 4-level coaching model. This model is based upon observations of the coachee and not, as conventionally done, by focussing on the core skills of the coach. Continue reading McLeod: Transformational Coaching
“Today is another gift of life. Make it special”
Days come and go. There are routines which we more-or-less fall into. And, there are things that go adrift and we may beat-ourselves-up about: we take the car to work but have to go back home because we forgot needed papers; we look forward to the weekend, or to a holiday some weeks or months ahead as a mechanism to keep going through the laborious work periods. Continue reading BLOG: Parables on Coaching 1
Russell Atagootak has spent his 23 years of life in the artic. The slideshow features Russell’s own words, “Everybody is from this world. We are not that much different“. His main job is polar-bear monitor, fixing trip-wires alarms to protect camps. Russell’s 23 years in the artic is a longer than many make in 50. When Russell says, “I am not sure when I go to bed whether I will wake up in the morning“, we believe him. Be moved. Continue reading Blog: Inuit life philosophy
Emotional Intelligence (EI) has been a key element of our change work with organisations for a long time. EI is important as a change model because it underpins the absolutely critical need for development feedback between colleagues at work. We have now taken a significant step forward in offering specific EI courses with the addition of Dr. Rajeev Gupta to the team. Continue reading Emotional Intelligence
Reasons to be happy in 10 minutes. Watch the camera work and images of Louie Schwartzberg and listen and brighten your day! A ‘Human at Work’ can need a lift sometimes! See video below. Continue reading Blog: be happy today
Nothing Succeeds Like Success!
“To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded”. Continue reading Women and Success
Taking the Distress out of Stress
At the moment I am dealing with an excessively large workload and so it seemed like a good time to write about stress!
When life has a good rhythm of work, time for family and friends, and time for oneself, then it is easy to write safe platitudes about how stressed people should go about de-stressing themselves. As a reminder of how easy it is to make up advice, Continue reading Women: Distress from Stress