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Essentials of effective business coaching (Part 2)

Essentials of effective business coaching (Part 2)

MIT professor Edgar Schein suggests the open inquiry approach I concluded with last time is one of three modes of inquiry; he calls it ‘pure inquiry’). We move on from pure inquiry to what Schein calls ‘diagnostic inquiry’ - focusing in closely on specific elements of...

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Ten tips for effective team coaching (Part Two)

Ten tips for effective team coaching (Part Two)

I’ll resume my tips for effective team coaching here with a further five core tips that shouldn’t be neglected. Know your non-verbal behaviour habits. Concentrate on staying as physically composed as possible during team coaching. Coaches need to be aware of habitual...

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Characteristics of positive workplaces

Characteristics of positive workplaces

Research by business leadership expert Kim Cameron and psychologist Emma Seppälä identifies six essential characteristics of positive workplaces. Such workplaces: Eschew blame and rapidly forgive mistakes. Care for, remain interested in and sustain responsibility for...

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The toxic effects of high-pressure cultures (Part One)

The toxic effects of high-pressure cultures (Part One)

Surviving in competitive markets is a question of building high-pressure cultures focussed on bottom line results. Encouraging people to be cut throat and take-no-prisoners to ensure financial success. Right? As you might expect from the way I phrased it, this is...

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