Leadership Perspectives

4 Ways to Benefit from Executive Coaching

August 27, 2015
Marie Peeler

Coaching is hard.  No, I don’t mean being a coach or coaching other people is hard.  I mean that being coached is hard. I have to give credit every day to wise, brave people who open themselves up for coaching and go on to learn, grow, and truly benefit from the process.  It’s not something […]

To improve things, you have to measure them

July 24, 2015
Marie Peeler

Ever since college girls starting doing Cosmo quizzes, people have been curious about self-tests – or assessment tools, as practitioners prefer to call them.  Just about every week my Facebook friends offer me enticing opportunities to learn about myself by completing online questionnaires to determine “How military are you?”, “What’s the Nationality of your soul?” […]

My day at the museum: Coaching leaders to see with a different lens

March 31, 2015
Marie Peeler

I’m in the UK and I had the most wonderful day yesterday. I met and spent time with a most generous colleague who not only told me about his work but allowed me to experience it firsthand. Given that so much of my work is about helping leaders see things with a different lens, it […]

Leadership Development

Uncovering what leaders know: What coaches do

March 16, 2015
Marie Peeler

The most successful coaching engagements start with a successful leader who, as a person, is healthy, whole, and resourceful. Leaders who are confident but humble, and smart but willing to learn, come to coaching with an open mind, so that another person, skilled in the tools of coaching, can help them find answers that are […]

Five traits of effective leader-coaches

June 30, 2014

Lately, there has been a lot of interest from leaders who want to learn to coach.  We’ve been asked to do programs – from one-hour conference presentations to multi-day training programs – to help leaders acquire coaching skills.  Leaders recognize that there is less and less use for old command-and-control styles of leading, and they […]

Leaders need to keep learning

April 2, 2014

Sometimes, in the attempt to deal with the increasing volume and complexity of everything coming at us, we cope by trying to work harder and do more.  We can become myopic in our attempt to simply manage our environments. How’s that working for you? Probably not great because it’s exhausting and not a great strategy.  […]

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