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Creating a Culture for Peer Coaching and Mentoring

by Peggy Decker on May 9, 2016 2:20:08 PM

Performance and talent management has traditionally been hinged on the carrot and stick approach. Employees are hired, trained, evaluated and then rewarded for high performance or potentially counseled out for not meeting expectations. This approach may have worked well in top-down, autocratic organizational cultures, but as organizations have shifted to a more collaborative and empowered work style, performance and development dialogues are shifting to more meaningful , engaging communications and interactions.

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Topics: Executive Coaching

Leader as Coach through Disruption and Changing Times

by Peggy Decker on Apr 26, 2016 3:22:41 PM

The only thing certain in life is change and managing change effectively as a leader is a primary skill necessary in a global, competitive work environment. Regardless of the industry, change management expertise requires many competencies that include building trust, managing others’ uncertainty, resilience and providing clarity. This. in effect, is a business leader as coach.

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Topics: Executive Coaching

Coaching to Influence and Communicate as a Leader

by Peggy Decker on Apr 19, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Executive coaching is an excellent tool to use in your organization’s talent management process.  From coaching leaders in the acquisition process to building bench strength for your future leadership needs, coaching helps your organization achieve results in a non-threatening, goal-focused manner.

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Topics: Executive Coaching

How to Use an Executive Coach for Effective Leadership Development

by Colette Ruoff on Apr 13, 2016 1:40:21 PM

Some people just seem to be “born” to lead a team to victory.  It’s not uncommon to see a young man or woman who innately seems to be able to inspire and motivate fellow team members, understand relationships and work through conflict. For most people, though, leadership skills are honed and developed over time. Through education, training and mentoring as well as work and life experiences,, effective leaders are generally developed over a period of time that varies from person to person. In organizations, leadership development may be a structured process such as high potential identification, succession planning and formal leadership training aligned with the organization's strategy for future leadership and business needs. Leadership development may also be less structured, such as "in the moment" feedback and coaching by a leader or peer.  If your organization wants to proactively enable leaders to be effective in today’s highly complex business environment so that they grow their capacities to take on greater responsibilities, executive coaching is a highly personalized and effective avenue to pursue .

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Topics: Executive Coaching

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