While coaching is gaining in popularity and acceptance as an effective means of development, it is relatively new and misunderstood, which leads potential clients to ask: Is coaching right for them? Coaching are client led conversations: the client drives the agenda, leads the discussion, creates and ultimately commits to a plan of action. The coach's role is to ask the right questions to stimulate the client's thought towards greater self-awareness.
“You have plenty of courage, I am sure,” answered Oz. “All you need is confidence in yourself. There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid, and that kind of courage you have in plenty.” Frank Baum,The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Recently, the Executive Coaches Group team has been helping a large municipal government define key leadership competencies for their leaders. This work got us thinking about the current federal election. Whether you prefer Stephen Harper, Thomas Mulcair or Justin Trudeau likely depends in part on which leadership competencies you value most in a Prime Minister.
Executive Coaching: The 1200-Year Old Profession There’s a famous Zen koan that asks “Why can’t the person of great strength lift his leg?”. In ancient China, about 1200 years ago: emperors, governors, business and military [...]
“Beware the barrenness of a busy life” - Socrates What is Simplicity? The idea is to free up mental, emotional and spiritual room for things that matter. There are many different takes on this idea [...]