How Long Does It Take To See Results From Executive Coaching?

“When will I see results” is the million-dollar question and may well be code for, “when will I see a return on my investment”? Either way, let us set the scene and make sure everything is in place. You have commissioned an excellent executive coach, have established your objectives and are genuinely committed to personal…

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The Pitfalls of Executive Coaching and How to Avoid Them

Coaching is great! For many situations in professional and personal life, it is ace! Speaking with your coach gives you time to reflect on the situation in which you find yourself and is there to pose those “elephant in the room” questions no one else will. They will do this with compassion and your best…

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The Humble Leader

When you think about leadership traits, typically, what comes to mind are qualities like strength, vision, enthusiasm, charisma, and courage. Often overlooked is an essential leadership trait – humility. Sometimes leaders get caught up in promoting their success to a point where they appear shallow and self-absorbed. These qualities inspire very few people. However, what…

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Appreciate Your Strengths

Over the last half-century, there have been more than 1000 studies completed to define the characteristics of great leaders. Thankfully, they have all failed to find the silver bullet. There is no formula for being a great leader. The one nugget of wisdom that came to light was that you should avoid adopting a persona…

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The Big Ten Questions to ask When Looking For a Coach

You might find this a bit of a surprise, but over the last 25 years in the coaching and consulting sector, how rarely I get asked for any of the Ten Big things, you should think about before selecting an executive coach. Now, that is not to say there are not valid reasons behind this.…

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Social Intelligence in a Covid World

It has been about 4 years since I last wrote about the benefits of a minimalist organisation. Back then, I was using the Hampshire-based firm, Cougar Automation, as an exemplar in strengths-based minimalism. They valued congruence within a flat structure that engendered trust. The outcome was that the firm was not only financially successful, but…

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Know You More and the University of Edinburgh

It is an exciting journey to be part of the coaching cohort supporting Know You More and Edinburgh University during this time of challenge. The University of Edinburgh has partnered with Know You More to support the professional development of their leadership population.   Their development will consist of a coaching programme delivered digitally and…

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Covid-19 Recovery – A Game of Two Halves

In the last few months, we have been speaking to Chief Executives about their experiences resulting from the Covid outbreak, and a pattern has started to emerge from these conversations. We also, and not surprisingly, have found that this pattern was reflected in other sectors and that there were several key takeaways for executive teams.…

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Free 30-Minute Executive Coaching Sessions

Most of the leaders I am speaking to just now have experienced a rapid increase in pace and intensity of their work and private lives. Since March this year, we have all had to come to terms with major disruptions to our businesses and for many, there has been no slowdown. Far from it. Businesses…

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