Effective mentoring is a professional activity built around a trusted relationship and a meaningful commitment to growth. While mentoring relationships range from informal collegial friendships to highly structured, formal arrangements between expert and novice, the ultimate goal of each is to provide professional and personal enrichment along with career advice. Developing skills, working to enhance performance and becoming the person they want to be defines this effort to maximize professional potential.
While there are a… Read More
As an executive coach, I often work with senior managers who are aspiring to the “corner office.” As client and coach, we work together to change behaviors, broaden perspective, sharpen skills, enhance executive presence, and of course plan their career paths and execution strategies. But, what about coaching for them after they “arrive?” For most, that’s when coaching becomes even more advantageous.
The higher up you go in an organization, the more you tend to… Read More
This guide from ASTD provides helpful information to anyone looking to implement a successful 360 feedback system in their organization. Basically, a 360-degree feedback evaluation is a questionnaire that asks people – superiors, direct reports, peers, and internal and external customers – how well a manager performs in any number of behavioral areas.
Questions discussed in the guide include:
· Why use a 360˚ survey?
· Is it better to outsource or build the survey… Read More
Coaching continues to grow in businesses across the globe and counselors who work with corporations and their employees are embracing (and providing) coaching services as never before. According to our recent survey, EAP counselors who provide coaching say that the services have a positive effect in their client companies by improving the way they mentor, develop future leaders, manage and embrace their creativity for more innovative problem solving. Additionally,
83% of surveyed EA professionals now… Read More
*Check out The Gabriel Institute’s re-post of this article at http://teamability.blogspot.com/2014/04/how-to-design-extraordinary-team_21.html
In his 2005 book entitled “Winning,” Jack Welch says that even at his best, he only hired right about 80% of the time. Personally, I think for most of us it is more like 50/50: a simple toss of the coin, despite our best efforts. As a student of human behavior and someone who has been managing people for almost 25 years, I consider… Read More
Partnerships are often essential for launching and growing businesses, but like personal relationships, they do not always last forever and have the potential for blowing up and resulting in disaster for those who aren’t prepared. Below are a few thoughts on things to look out for and what to do when your partner(s) isn’t holding up their end of the arrangement…
Partners with differing values or personalities probably cause more “break-ups” than any… Read More
If you’re like me, you want to make the most of your life. You have a lot you want to accomplish including, perhaps, exceeding your own expectations. But, how do you reach these goals? For many of us, it’s hard enough to complete the tasks on our daily to-do lists, much less find the time to fulfill our dreams of building a successful career or thriving business while enjoying a healthy and rewarding personal life.… Read More