Leadership coaching

5 Reasons to Develop Your Critical Thinking As a Leader

As Albert Einstein astutely said, “Education is not the learning of facts, but training the mind to think.” Critical thinking can be described as the ability to think rationally and clearly about what to do or believe in a given situation. It improves the quality of the thinker’s thoughts by imposing standards and cultivating good [...]

Preventing failure: Goal setting to be a competent leader

According to a paper by George Doran, there is a S.M.A.R.T. way to grow to be an effective leader. The mnemonic stands for goals to be Specific, Measurable, Assignable, Realistic, and Time-related. It all sounds great except I stumbled upon research that suggests more needs to be done with goal setting for effective leadership. Don’t [...]

5 Ways to lead your employees more effectively

Being in a management position, you have a direct impact on employee performance and, by association, company initiatives. It is therefore important that you assume your role as a leader in the business and develop your leadership skills. You may already possess some leadership qualities, but there are five specific qualities that will make you [...]

Are you at risk of derailing from your goals?

If you want to achieve something for yourself or make some changes, a good place to start is to set yourself goals. If, like me, you sometimes get derailed you will find this 6-step process I recently discovered from Dr Mark Goulston, author of ‘Just Listen’, help you to stay on track. The reason this [...]

7 practical steps to gain clarity

Do you sometimes feel unclear of where you are going or what you want to do? During my own career whilst I knew broadly the direction of my travel, I didn't know how to get there.  Over the years, I have developed ways of getting clear and staying on track. I have also helped many [...]

Are you above the line or below the line?

A good friend of mine and business coach, Hugo Heij, recently shared with me the concept of above and below the line and I thought you too might find it useful. Have you ever wondered why, despite the same economic environment, working culture and hours in a day, that some people are more successful than others? It [...]

5 Top tips to sustain change

As you develop your personal leadership further, it is essential to embrace change so that you can achieve more for yourself and your business. Do you ever learn or hear about something that you think is a great idea and want to implement it in your life or business? Perhaps you are naturally pro-active and [...]

3 Essentials for the Leader Coach – Lynn Scott

I am excited that Lynn is back as a guest on my blog this month.  You may remember her great post on the 10 truths for leaders who coach.  Today, Lynn shares 3 essential ingredients for the leader who coaches. 3 Essentials for the Leader Coach  Essential No 1 - Trust and a strong relationship are [...]

10 Truths for leaders who coach – Lynn Scott

I am delighted to welcome Lynn Scott as a guest on my blog this month.  In her post below, Lynn succinctly describes what is true about coaching and helps to demystify some of the questions you may be asking yourself about coaching as part of your leadership . . .   A coaching approach is [...]

The Secret that will Propel your Business Relationships

There is much written about how to be a great speaker, a great author, however when it comes to listening, there is very little.  I have recently finished writing a short e-book on this somewhat underrated skill of listening - 'Are you listening or just waiting to speak?' which will be available soon. In my [...]