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Coaching Readiness


Coaching Readiness. Is “Coaching Readiness” a Litmus Test for Executive Fitness? Beware of the CEO Who Doesn’t Need Coaching. Most HR and talent professionals would agree that openness to coaching is expected in candidates for senior leadership positions.

Spreading the Word: 300 Blogs I Encourage You to Read

Transparent Office

I published the list of blogs I follow on my site: Bailey WorkPlay :: The Alchemy of Soulful Work. Ben Casnocha: The Blog. The Bing Blog. The Blog Herald. The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss. The Bold Leader Blog. the brand dame. The Coach Approach. Conversations Matter: Bridging the Social Media Gap. The Dashboard Spy. David Zinger’s Posts - The Employee Engagement Network. The M.A.P.


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An Introduction To Building Effective Teams


A manager''s role has changed dramatically over the past 10 to 15 years. This change stems from the realization that old management techniques and styles are no longer effective given the changes taking place in peoples'' attitudes about work. The manager of the 90''s and beyond will need to be an effective builder of teams whether the team is his/her work unit or specialized teams formed to plan, refine processes, solve problems or carry out some other task.

Spreading the Word: 300 Blogs I Encourage You to Read

Transparent Office

I published the list of blogs I follow on my site: Bailey WorkPlay :: The Alchemy of Soulful Work. Ben Casnocha: The Blog. The Bing Blog. The Blog Herald. The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss. The Bold Leader Blog. the brand dame. The Coach Approach. Conversations Matter: Bridging the Social Media Gap. The Dashboard Spy. David Zinger’s Posts - The Employee Engagement Network. The M.A.P.

What is it Really Like to Be in HR?

Evil HR Lady

So, I thought I'd take the time today to answer that question. Arrive at the office. They just wanted to thank all of us for helping them out with the headcount they needed for the annual budget review." One message from an employee thanking you for the coaching you gave. "It Just some announcements from the company. Prepare for your first meeting of the day. Meet with the above employee's manager. I just want to do the right thing."

Blocked Personal Learners Don’t See Value in Self-Development

Workplace Psychology

“Growth is the great separator between those who succeed and those who do not. When I see a person beginning to separate themselves from the pack, it’s almost always due to personal growth.” ?John Prefers staying the same, even when faced with new and different challenges. 2008).

5 L&D Lessons We Can Learn From Olympic Champions

Grovo HR

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games are in full swing in Rio de Janeiro! There’s so much we can learn from the Games about training and development, as there’s no better example of the power of great training than these incredible feats of athleticism. Here are five ways we can apply Olympic training strategies in our own organizations: Think about the future, but focus on the present. Maintain a healthy learn/rest balance.

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3 Reasons Physical Offices & Face-to-Face Meetings Are Not Going Away

Workplace Psychology

The traditional, physical office is not going away any time soon despite advances in technology allowing people to work remotely , either at a home office, coworking space, virtual office, or another remote location (such as a coffee shop, library, or bookstore). The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic reignited the debate about remote work, with some suggesting that it will be the new normal even after COVID-19 (Verbeemen & D’Amico, 2020). 96% of employees in the U.S.

#SAPRadio: Role Of The CFO – Scorekeeper Or Coach?

SAP Innovation

The finance function’s resiliency has been tested in recent years. The global recession in 2008, as well as fluctuating oil prices and general economic unpredictability, have forced finance executives to be always on their feet. Today, the finance function is at a turning point. New digital tools are allowing finance professionals to expand their data pool, enabling them to generate more accurate insights to help the business weather the storms of the future.

100 Things You Need to Know: Best People Practices for Manager and HR

Workplace Psychology

Description (from a Lominger flyer): In 100 Things, three internationally-recognized experts in human capital management provide the research behind the best people practices in an easy-to-read and easy-to-reference format. Recently, I discovered other sources of used books – online bookstores! I’ve been impressed by the convenience, price, and quality of the used books I ordered thus far. I also love the “How sure are we at this time?” April 2008).

Leadership Mindset Matters Most in a Crisis

HR Daily Advisor

Hinden, PhD, PCC, President, Managance Consulting & Coaching. August 20, 1992 the weather forecast predicted a big hurricane making landfall in the City of Miami, Florida. As the deputy director of the local emergency shelter for runaway and homeless youth, we decided to move our residents in Miami further south to the shelter in Homestead. Then the unthinkable happened. We have the resources, we have options. by Denice R.

Training Middle Managers On People Management Basics


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer Training Middle Managers On People Management Basics Here is a simple idea: Whenever you have a new manager (project manager/departmental leader) joining in your organization, put him/her through a simple training program on how to manage people. Train existing managers as well. The premise: Most project managers/team leaders get work done through team. Thanks again for sharing the nice post.

Organizations Encourage Risk-taking, Even in the Face of Workforce Shifts

Cornerstone On Demand - Talent Management

In order to survive various calamities that arrived with the year 2020, organizations have had to quickly find new ways to work and meet changing market conditions. It requires companies to invest in employee learning and encourage risk-taking. Categories: Learning and Development

The Art of Matchmaking Blog Series: Step 3

HR Management

is the process through which new employees acquire the skills, behavior, and knowledge to become effective members of an organization. Research has shown that these techniques lead to higher job satisfaction, better job performance, greater commitment to the organization, and reduced turnover. Companies who implement an effective onboarding program during the first three months of new-hire employment experience 31 percent less turnover than those who don’t” Aberdeen Group.

The Bamboo Project Blog: Seven Strategies for Supporting Personal Learning Environments at Work

The Bamboo Project Blog

The Bamboo Project Blog « 31 Days to a Better Blog--Day 15: Stickify Your Blog | Main | 31 Days to a Better Blog--Days 16 & 17: Heatmaps and Stumble Ads » Seven Strategies for Supporting Personal Learning Environments at Work Yesterday I started to answer Glen Rosss question about how to support staff in developing and using personal learning environments (PLEs) by defining what I mean when I talk about a PLE. That really defeats the purpose.

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The Bamboo Project Blog: Blogging for Learning

The Bamboo Project Blog

The Bamboo Project Blog « A Seriously Creative Ad! Main | Another Way to Participate in our Social Media Wiki Carnival and a Few Shout-Outs » Blogging for Learning Beth Kanter wrote yesterday about the recent growth in blogs maintained by nonprofit techies, linking it to my earlier posts on creating a climate of learning. It got me thinking about how to make this kind of blogging for learning a little more intentional.

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Learning Corner with Jeffrey Pfeffer: Less Is Better Than More When it Comes to Incentives

Cornerstone On Demand - Talent Management

Zimmer commented on a bonus program I had written about where each store employee (except the store manager) would receive $20 if the store met its “good" sales target for the month, and $40 if it met its “excellent" sales goal. My students thought these amounts were quite small, but Zimmer thought the incentives were perfectly sized. HR Managers and c-suite executives would do well to learn from Zimmer's wisdom. The takeaway?

Workplace Wellness Programs To Support Employees’ Mental Health and Prevent Burnout

Thrive Global

Employee well-being tops the list of smart organizations’ goals. The first step to creating workplace wellness that supports employees’ mental health and prevents burnout is identifying the challenges employees are currently facing. Employee Training.

A look at skills assessments, bias and stereotypes

CLO Magazine

In 2008, Sarah Blithe, the article’s author, was working at a consulting firm where she delivered strength-based training sessions to the firm’s clients. In these sessions, Blithe conducted assessment programs based on the Strengths theory developed by Donald O.

Sandra Hannon of Solve.Care: “One size does not fit all”

Thrive Global

It’s human nature to be occupied with the day to day business of one’s own location, so the responsibility is on me to ensure that my words and actions drive home the importance of the overall core plan. I had the pleasure of interviewing Sandra Hannon.

The Gap Between What C-Suite Leaders Think And What HR Executives And Employees Know About Their Workplaces

Thrive Global

And in many of the organizations where my coaching clients work, the HR executives often have their pulse on the realities of work but are not considered a valued or integral part of the senior leadership team.


“Creating a lifestyle that can be sustained forever” With Heather Binns

Thrive Global

I’ve coached thousands of people worldwide to help them find their athlete within. By offering both live virtual and in-person coaching, I’m able to help change the lives of individuals in both a personal and corporate setting. What lesson or take-away did you learn from that?

“Ladies in positions of power” With Karina Michel Feld & Megan McCann

Thrive Global

As a Division 1 athlete and student, I grew up thinking that I had to be better than the woman next to me to be someone. I thought I had to get better grades, better boyfriends, and make the starting team to be important. Can you tell us the story of how you grew up?

What is Organizational Development? A Complete Guide

Digital HR Tech

We will dive into what organizational development is, it’s goals, examples of common organizational development interventions and techniques, and the OD process. By the end of this guide, you will have a good understanding of what OD is, and the techniques that can be used to improve organizational effectiveness. Lastly, it is about testing if the outcomes reflect the intention of the intervention. The goals of organizational development.

“Building a Remote Team.” With Fotis Georgiadis & Bill Eckstrom

Thrive Global

Ihad the pleasure of interviewing Bill Eckstrom, CEO and founder of the EcSell Institute, a research-based organization that coaches company leaders on growth and performance. Bill is known as the world’s foremost authority in metric-based performance coaching and growth.

Lindsey Ferris of FerrisBuilt: “Success can increase stress and anxiety”

Thrive Global

When I had the massive sales spike due to the Meghan Markle RBG shirt. Many people’s livelihoods have been hurt by the pandemic. Lindsey Ferris is the owner and designer at FerrisBuilt ( ) and is working on her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy.

11 Podcasts To Fuel Personal Growth and Leadership Development

Unbridled Talent

I’m a voracious consumer of content in the areas that are of interest to me – specifically leadership, entrepreneurship, speaking and personal development. So a couple of years ago, I decided to try podcasts as a way to continue learning, and to fill time that was normally spent listening to the same songs in my playlists or on the radio over and over again. Suffice it to say, I’m hooked on learning. Amy is my online BFF.

How to bridge the generation gap in the workplace


Do you have a generation gap in the workplace? How could your business function better if you could help to bridge the generation gap in the workplace? First, let’s review the different generations out in the workplace and the years of birth that define them: Baby Boomers (1946 – 1964). Generation Z (1996 – present). In order to bridge the gap, we need some tools. What is the background of each generation? The promise of a pension.

How Geena Davis’ Groundbreaking Research is Helping Girls “See It” So They Can “Be It”

Thrive Global

Realizing when her daughter was a toddler how many more male than female characters appeared in children’s TV and movies, Golden Globe and Oscar Award-winning actor Geena Davis (she recently received her second Oscar from the Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for fighting gender bias in media) got to work. She started asking colleagues in the entertainment industry whether they were aware of a difference in the way male and female characters in children’s media were portrayed.

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David Vobora: “What you seek is already in you”

Thrive Global

The most interesting story that has happened to me was after my NFL career ended. I walked up to Travis and I said, “When was the last time you worked out?” And I think he kind of loved the challenge and the posturing and again, I think he was willing to bet on me.

Small But Powerful Things That Are Bringing Us Hope Right Now

Thrive Global

Amidst the heartache, fear, and anger that have gripped our nation during the past few days, hope for a better future can feel difficult to come by. We asked our Thrive community to share one thing that’s bringing them hope amidst the darkness. It’s idyllic and lovely, but with all the events that have taken place recently, as a black woman I was developing anxiety just walking around my neighborhood. From there, most naturally seek to learn.

“Create the Right Atmosphere” with Sheila Murphy

Thrive Global

Create the Right Atmosphere. As a part of our series about “How To Give Honest Feedback without Being Hurtful”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Sheila Murphy of Focus Forward Consulting. Sheila is a member of the Boards of Directors of National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL).

“Agility enables leaders to remain flexible and move quickly to apply solutions, while maintaining foresight” With Charlie Katz & Craig Scheef

Thrive Global

As a team, we must increase listening and awareness, share lessons, optimize the decision process to facilitate rapid redesign and value the incremental wins. As part of my series about the “Five Things You Need To Be A Highly Effective Leader During Turbulent Times”, I had the pleasure of interviewing Craig Scheef. Craig Scheef co-founded Texas Security Bank in 2008 and serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Our doors opened on May 5, 2008.

When an Acquisition Goes Awry It's Usually Because of Culture (i4cp login required)


The following is largely excerpted from i4cp's study, Avoid Acquisition Acrimony: How to Analyze Culture Synergy Early (available to i4cp members only). While these and the hundreds of other combinations in the last year are undoubtedly optimistic about their future together, historically most acquisitions are deemed failures. Let’s examine Sprint’s purchase of Nextel a little more closely, since many point to it as one of the biggest failures in corporate history.


Building Your Company’s Culture

NextWave Hire

Culture comes from the top. In fact, when we heard the term “Chief Culture Officers” we immediately thought how apt this was to describe anyone in a leadership position within a company. In this interview, Jared Lafitte he tells us about his theory on culture, and why the leaders in organizations need to act like Chief Culture Officers. I have been a self-employed business owner since 2008. What are the benefits? Laying The Groundwork.

Young Professionals: Why COVID-19 May Impact Your Careers More Than Others

Thrive Global

I’m worried about the number of people who will lose their jobs because, at a time like this, almost no one is safe. However, there are some groups of workers that are at a higher risk of being laid off than others. You’re Going To Have To Learn A Very Hard Lesson. While we may all be experiencing this together, young professionals may experience a bigger disadvantage than the rest of the workforce. Always Prepare For The Worst.

Melanie Parish: “Crises have happened before that seemed impossible”

Thrive Global

As a part of my series about the things we can do to remain hopeful and support each other during anxious times, I had the pleasure of interviewing Melanie Parish. Melanie Parish is a public speaker, author, podcaster, and Master Coach. An expert in problem-solving, constraints management, operations, and brand development, Melanie has consulted and coached organizations ranging from the Fortune 50 to IT start-up. That led me to coach.

Bill Gao of Big Data Exchange (BDx): “Customer data needs to be stored “

Thrive Global

In Chinese business culture, the belief is that we sold our services to the customer and the sales representative is personally responsible for making sure that service operates correctly. I had the pleasure of interviewing Bill Gao, CEO Greater China for Big Data Exchange (BDx).

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Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

Thrive Global

Gillian O’Gorman Wellness Coach, Speaker & Founder of The Wellness Lounge. Today marks the four year anniversary of the beginning of my journey into recovery. I realise that what I say next will sound contradictory coming from a Wellness Coach but here it goes… I am addicted to negative thinking. However, I feel I need to be honest with you in the same way I have learned to be honest with myself. REFUTE the thought.

Andrea Heuston of Artitudes Design: “Delegating tells your team you trust them”

Thrive Global

When you micromanage employees, you send the message that you don’t trust them. Other than our weekly Monday check in and two set meetings during the week where the design team collaborates on projects, everyone manages their own schedule and workflow. the head of the hospital.