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Becoming the Best Coach or Mentor You Can Be 4: How’s Your Peripheral Vision?

The use of foveal and peripheral vision in coaching and mentoring increases your ability to catch much of what is being communicated to you by your client that would otherwise be lost. In my last blog we considered the part

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Being the Best Coach or Mentor You Can Be 3: Sensory Acuity

Sensory acuity is essential to effective coaching and mentoring. The ability – to sense in the moment those tiny yet crucial signals that provide an insight into what is going on for your client at different levels – is a

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Being the Best Coach or Mentor You Can Be 2: Absolute Focus

The ability to have ‘Absolute Focus’ is central to effective coaching and mentoring. At a surface, or conscious, level you may believe that the statement – ‘Absolute Focus’ is central to effective coaching and mentoring – is very obvious to

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Being the Best Coach or Mentor You Can Be 1: ‘Knowing’ Yourself

‘Knowing’ yourself is the key to great coaching and mentoring . . . to becoming, and remaining, the Best Coach or Mentor You Can Be. This is why the Optimising Coaching focus, when we support your development as a coach

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Executive or Leadership Coaching 11: Difference or Similarity?

Do senior leaders you coach or mentor believe that it is difference or similarity that defines effective leaders and impactful leadership? Do leaders you work with believe that it is what they have in common with others who are identified

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Executive or Leadership Coaching 10: Style or Strengths?

Is it leadership style that makes a great leader or their understanding and use of their strengths? And – the strengths of others? Leadership ‘style’ is often a focus of attention for my coaching and mentoring clients who are leaders

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Executive or Leadership Coaching? 9: Strengths Based Leadership?

  Have you met the concept of Strengths Based Leadership? A rich vein to explore if you are looking for great ‘Starters for 10’ when coaching leaders and managers. Another great opener to a conversation about leadership and management, which

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Executive or Leadership Coaching? 8: Building from Strengths

Great leaders build upon STRENGTHS! By ‘great leaders build upon strengths’ I mean – they build on their own strengths and also help others to build on their strengths. How often do your coaching clients start a conversation with an

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Executive or Leadership Coaching 7: What Leaders say about Leadership

There are hundreds of quotes that might be good starters for 10 when exploring leadership and leading in a coaching and mentoring context! As there are as many views on leaders and leadership as there are leaders and the led.

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Executive or Leadership Coaching 6: Dipping in to that Coaching and Mentoring Rucksack

  So, what do you have in your metaphorical coaching and mentoring rucksack to help open a conversation about leadership with your coaching client? And what is going to be the most appropriate stimulus to help open a conversation about

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