Categorized as: Coaching

Givers and takers, movers and shakers

 

I have spent the last couple of days in Adam Grant’s head with his book Give and Take – A Revolutionary Approach to Success. Given by a friend, it’s a great journey and a well-researched look at our characteristics as givers, takers, and matchers.

He argues convincingly that

Coaching Culture Change – Danger Ahead

 

An interesting post on the Edinburgh Coaching Hub got me thinking last night about coaching and culture change, two topics close to my heart. The Hub held a session recently on this – sorry I couldn’t make it! The KL-Edinburgh commute is a killer:) – and from the posts, it seems to have stirred up a lot of

Help Wanted

 

People say everything comes in threes – accidents, coincidences, London buses, and all the rest. Yesterday the theme for me, expressed in different ways, was help wanted.

Example One: It’s mid-October and I thought we still had time to bag a few Munros*. The we

Executive Olympics and Other Mind Games

 

It would be churlish not to revel in the success of the just concluded Olympic Games. Everyone else is, and will undoubtedly continue to do so for years to come – today’s stars of the track and pool are the stars of tomorrow’s motivational speaker circuit and the senior leader retreats where we hope that some o

Executive Coaching in the Gulf – A Cultural Snapshot

 

Executive coaching has swept through the business world in the last couple of decades as one of the most powerful and empowering leadership development tools. A 2011 CIPD report, for example, showed 77% of UK organisations use coaching in some form or another, with 84% of these reporting increased usage since the las