To Mentor or Coach: That is the Question

The best leader I ever worked for was a gentleman by the name of Aubrey Liddiard at Mid-West Paper and he has been my ‘role model’ over the past thirty some years. If ever I am not sure of what to do as a leader, I ask myself ‘What would Aubrey do?’ He definitely had […]

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Why does coaching work?

I’m a self-confessed quote junky and some months ago, I captured a quote by Amy Jen Su in the Harvard Business Review stating that by asking questions leaders “can move away from command-and-control leadership to a dynamic in which your direct report grows through self-reflection.” (See “The questions good coaches ask“.) When Mark Barrenechea of […]

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Choosing the Right Coach: Five Key Steps

Have you ever wondered why some individuals have such a positive experience with their coach, while others are disappointed? As with everything in life ‘due diligence’ pays off; success is all about the research you do prior to committing to a coaching relationship. Before engaging the services of any coach, make sure you know the […]

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