Free Coaching Exercise: “Savoring Our Successes”

May 30, 2016 by Sandra Mashihi

This free exercise, and dozens of others, were created for our book, Clueless: Coaching People Who Just Don’t Get It. You can learn more about Clueless by visiting our site or you can buy it from amazon.com today.

Purpose of Exercise: Clients reinforce the positive benefits by envisioning a successful completion of their development goal.

How to Administer and Use this Exercise to Facilitate Behavior Change: Often times, in order to implement and deliberately practice our new behavior, we need to actually see ourselves having successfully completing it. What does it look and feel like once the behavior has been successfully changed? This exercise facilitates a process so you that you can identify and savor those positive feelings of successfully completing your goal. Identifying those feelings, can actually increase your likelihood of successfully achieving them.

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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 5/27/16

May 27, 2016 by Wally Bock

Leadership development may be the most important thing any company does. That’s why, every week, I review blogs and other publications that cover leadership development to find the very best leadership development posts. This week, you’ll find pointers to posts about leadership development and cultural fit, leadership development mistakes, and learning and leadership development. From […]

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Is a Customized 360 Degree Tool Better than a Vendor’s Off-the-Shelf Tool?

May 25, 2016 by Sandra Mashihi

“People might be delaying some purchasing decisions and in the short-term, that’s considered a negative.” -Adam Adelman When looking for the appropriate 360-degree feedback tool, many people are often uncertain about whether they should use a customized 360-degree feedback tool or just buy a vendor’s off-the-shelf tool. Most people think that if the 360 is customized, […]

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Leadership development and the humanities

May 25, 2016 by Wally Bock

Rich Wellins at DDI just published a fascinating blog post about the firm’s research into the value of different college degrees for business leaders. The title of the post is “What an MBA Program Won’t Teach You About Leadership.” Here’s the money quote: “Leaders with business degrees were strong in five of the eight leadership […]

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Free Coaching Exercise: “My Interpersonal Network”

May 23, 2016 by Sandra Mashihi

This free exercise, and dozens of others, were created for our book, Clueless: Coaching People Who Just Don’t Get It. You can learn more about Clueless by visiting our site or you can buy it from amazon.com today. Purpose of Exercise: Clients explore their network of people socially involved in their career, family/friends, and community How […]

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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 5/20/16

May 20, 2016 by Wally Bock

Leadership development may be the most important thing any company does. That’s why, every week, I review blogs and other publications that cover leadership development to find the very best leadership development posts. This week, you’ll find pointers to posts about leadership development and cultural fit, leadership development mistakes, and learning and leadership development. From […]

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BUYER BEWARE: Not All 360-Degree Feedback Competency Models Are Equal

May 18, 2016 by Sandra Mashihi

Imagine you are shopping for a piece of antique furniture. Before purchasing it, you want to do some research about the product. You may want to find out about its quality and durability; how old it is; the criteria that the vendor used to identify and price the item; and the authenticity of the item. […]

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Leadership development and digital learning

May 18, 2016 by Wally Bock

Richard Benson-Armer, Arne Gast, and Nick van Dam have a thoughtful piece in the May 2016 McKinsey Quarterly titled: “Learning at the speed of business.” If you’re concerned about how people learn and grow and the impact of digital technology, read the whole article. Here’s a piece that caught my eye. “Digitization offers a huge […]

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Free Coaching Exercise: “Asking Others to Change by Using the DESC Technique”

May 16, 2016 by Sandra Mashihi

This free exercise, and dozens of others, were created for our book, Clueless: Coaching People Who Just Don’t Get It. You can learn more about Clueless by visiting our site or you can buy it from amazon.com today. Purpose of Exercise: Teaches a communication technique used to influence others without defensiveness. How to Administer and Use […]

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Top Leadership Development Blog Posts this Week: 5/13/16

May 13, 2016 by Wally Bock

Leadership development may be the most important thing any company does. That’s why, every week, I review blogs and other publications that cover leadership development to find the very best leadership development posts. This week, you’ll find pointers to posts about leadership development and succession planning, preparing to lead a new breed of talent, leadership […]

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