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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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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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Transactional or Transformational Leadership?

I just returned from the SEE Quarterly Safety Meeting where I was speaking about observing utility field personnel and then coaching them on behaviors that will assist them in being more safe.  The major point that I wanted to get across to everyone is that if our front line supervisors are truly transformational rather than […]

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