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Leadership is a behavioural outcome of the interaction between a leader and followers in the context of a situation. Just having a title or position does not make us leaders. There is a great deal of learning that has to be internalised for leaders to be able to have the appropriate behaviours needed to make the most of any given situation.
Pratap Nambiar explains in the April issue of the Worldwide Coaching Magazine ,why old dogs need the help of a coach. To show them the link between their actions and the outcomes, but more importantly to build the link between the outcomes, actions, and their link to behaviours which originate from their thinking process.
In the previous episode Bonnie had her first coaching session and found herself unable or unwilling to zero in on her most significant goal. She unexpectedly exploded into tears, saying it was too much to ask of her, to be responsible for her perceptions about everything in her view. This was unusual for Bonnie; she never showed her emotions.
The coach noticed that Bonnie was wound up like a rubber band and wasn’t surprised by her onslaught of emotions; she had seen others let down their guards during her sessions. The coach wondered how much Bonnie would be able to share in their first time together.
In this month’s issue of the Worldwide Coaching Magazine the story continues….
Don’t Just Sit There, Take a Walk. Different Learning Styles Require Creative Approaches.
It’s no surprise that people learn in different ways. There are those who prefer to engage with new knowledge through images, those who prefer to absorb through listening and those who need to be physically involved. Once recognized, these preferences can make a world of difference to both the learner and the teacher. But also the coach.
Understanding a client’s learning style can be a catalyst for bringing new creative approaches to the coaching work.
Yael Blum explains how to do this, in the April issue of the Worldwide Coaching Magazine.
Mindfulness, according to Jon Kabat Zinn, who popularized Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in North America, is “knowing what you are doing when you are doing it,” a state of active awareness. Reflection before, during and after action, is a mindfulness practice that helps the practitioner develop self-awareness, making it a valuable resource for coaching. The Mindfulness Cycle provides us with a framework that gives coaches and their coaching clients feedback on multiple levels of being, enabling insight and creating awareness that leads to direct knowledge and facilitates the development of informed intention.
Julia explains in her article how this works and one of her clients shares her experience on video in the April issue.
Many executive to small business coaches take the approach to identify one aspect of chaos within their clients’ lives. Maybe this is the wrong approach.
If chaos can be a low to a very high state of disequilibrium, depending upon each individual chaos reflex factor, possibly a better approach is to embrace all of the chaos. Then start to look for any patterns including repetitive behaviors within that chaos. Of course this requires the coach to be comfortable with being in a state of chaos as well.
Leanne offers another approach in this month’s issue.
Successful CEOs know that, to keep their companies growing, competence must be accompanied by a new consciousness
An adaptive challenge represents a set of problems – dilemmas that seemingly cannot be resolved, yet which must be resolved if one is to move up to the next level of performance.
It is necessary to adapt to the changing circumstances, to the increasing level of complexity, and dig deep to find the inner strength to overcome new challenges that have not been faced before.
What makes it difficult to deal with adaptive challenges is that, most often, you do not realise you are facing one; and even if you do, you do not have an adequate response because you are not prepared. Pratap is grabbing the bull by its horns and shows you how to prepare yourself in this month’s issue of the Worldwide Coaching Magazine.
Pratap Nambiar is the founder and Chairman of Thought Perfect Pte Ltd a Singapore based firm providing business performance coaching and mentoring services to CEOs. He brings with him over 35 years of international experience across all continents. A qualified professional coach certified by the International Coach Federation, and Marshall Goldsmith’s Stakeholder Centric Coaching, he is widely known as a passionate catalyst for change in the lives of the people he works with. His deep commitment to enhancing the quality of his client’s business performance has helped numerous multinationals improve their leadership effectiveness. In this month’s issue of the Worldwide Coaching Magazine Pratap explains in detail what is needed to overcome an adaptive challenge. You can contact Pratap at: email@example.com
Bonnie is an intelligent, well-educated woman of 42, living in Houston Texas with her high profile husband and two children. She had a great job as a copywriter until the newspaper she worked for went belly up and now she is a receptionist at a Medical building for psychologists. Overly qualified, but earning enough to help out. Bonnie is suspicious; thinks her husband is unfaithful.
She wants to quit her job, but is fearful. She has goals about her work, family and marriage but is confused and feels stumped.
Her inner dialogue goes something like this: “You should leave him. Look at Jill, how she fawns over him. I’d hate it if I found out they were having an affair behind my back.”
Then another voice pops up inside her: “You’re not hopeless, you’ve got your job, you’ve got your home, and you’ve got your children. Okay, there’s no sex, I mean, very little.”
Sandra Stephenson follows Bonnie as she is seeking a coach. In this first article of a series of 6, Sandra writes about what really happens during a coaching session, both from the perspective of the coachee and of the coach. Sandra Stephenson is a certified professional coach, and the founder of Infinity Coaching.
Sandra Stephenson is a certified professional coach, and the founder of Infinity Coaching. She is a graduate of the prestigious International Coach Academy. She helps her clients move from a sense of immobility, to goal setting, and to actions that lead to their highest level of consciousness in all areas of their life. Using the model of the spiral, the coach helps the client change positions, gain new perspectives, create plans, and move into action. “When we are aligned with our inner values through self awareness, we can live meaningful productive lives without conflict.” You can contact Sandra at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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As a coach, you know how people learn and develop. You’ve made it your business, if not your mission, to help people realize their full potential. You bring unique skills and insight to every coaching conversation. But is it enough?
We human beings are creatures of habit. If we don’t actively infuse our coaching practice with fresh learning and new tools, our style and energy can become stale and routine. It’s not that we lack commitment; in fact, our client’s may still be enjoying unprecedented results, but the journey may not be the sensory, self-development adventure it should be.
Yael Blum’s article in this month’s issue of the Worldwide Coaching Magazine is all about her journey to become a more creative coach.
Yael Blum is committed to the heart of the matter, that essential point where values, dreams, wisdom, courage, love and leadership collide to catalyze a course of action that nourishes people and planet. As an inspiring and experienced leadership development consultant, certified executive coach, systems thinker, and AI enthusiast, Yael fulfills her mission to support the development of extraordinary leaders and social entrepreneurs worldwide. For more information visit www.intwoit.com or E-mail email@example.com
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