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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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Executive or Leadership Coaching 5: Unpicking those values and beliefs!

How can you help your coaching clients to unpick the values and beliefs that underpin their understanding of themselves as a leader? This takes us on very nicely from my last blog where we flagged up the importance of taking

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Executive or Leadership Coaching 4: Leading and Leadership

If the focus of attention for your coaching client is their role as a leader exploring ‘leading’ and ‘leadership’ is an important start point – and an essential end point – for any further work. Regardless of whether the context

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Executive or Leadership Coaching 3: the Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner!

Or should it be the loneliness of the long distance executive? Is Executive Coaching the answer? “Coaching is the place where I can explore issues that I cannot share with my team or even my partner. Where I know I

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Executive or Leadership Coaching 2: Clarifying Focus

How do you define Executive Coaching and Leadership Coaching to your clients? In the last blog we explored the potential for confusion when the terms Executive and Leadership are applied to Coaching and are not clarified up front with a

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