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Coaching- what is it REALLY?

It’s that time of year…. early December. The holidays are just around the corner, another year is ending and final examinations are complete!  Whew! I have spent the last three months conducting an in-depth literature review on my favorite topic- coaching.  My research has revealed some fascinating studies and results. There is definitely a link […]

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Transformational leadership behaviors

Last week I began a blog series on the important behaviors of a leader that will assist in creating transformational coaching moments.  One of the next most important behaviors is to ensure that you are specific in talking about behaviors and do not use general perceptions of performance. Behaviors are objective, specific actions or reactions […]

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How to start a coaching session

So, you know that you have a few things that you want to communicate with an employee, and you find yourself putting that conversation to the bottom of your to-do list.  WHY?  One reason might be because you are unsure about how to start the dialogue with the employee.  There are several ways that you […]

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The Value of Leader Observations

I’m immersed in reading my latest book by Bernard Bass, Transformational Leadership (2006) and intrigued by one of the assertions in this book. “To date, there have been very few attempts to assess transformational leadership via systematic, objective third-party (i.e. nonfollowers) observations.  One exception is a study by Ployhart, Lim, and Chan (2001) that rated […]

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How Did We End Up With Compliant Employees?

I’ve been talking about the issue of compliance rather than commitment in the workforce.  A committed workforce unconsciously follows the standards and engages in the right behaviors for the right reasons.  Committed employees realize the value that they bring to the organization and they understand the value that the organization brings to them and others […]

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The Four Stages of Learning

I was conducting a training class yesterday and during one of the exercises, I was reminded again of the significance of understanding the stages of learning.  It is important for a successful coach to understand the implications of how people learn and how people form new habits.  You will find these four stages of learning […]

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