V is for Vulnerable – the book is on my desk, my client just cancelled a meeting towards which I was so looking forward, and the pink cover caught my eye. A gift of sorts, this cancellation… Time to think. “Vulnerable is the only way we can feel when we truly share the art we’ve… Read more »
Posts by author: Edyta Pacuk
I am so pleased to post a guest blog from Jonathan Gosling, Professor of Leadership at the University of Exeter. Jonathan, who through CoachingOurselves is one of our Strategic Partners, has always inspired with his forward way of looking at professional and organizational development. In this post he focuses leaving traditional models of educating behind and sharing… Read more »
Greetings, So, here are a few lessons from my Kili Climb – 1) Why / what / how – I started with clarity as to the “why”, the “what” was tremendous, and the “how” was prescribed. Having one goal is powerful – no distractions, no peripheral activities…just focused attention… Read more »
Seth Godin posted a great blog on October 16th titled “I Don’t Get It” (see a full copy of the blog posting at the end of this message). In it, he points to the more and more common, and quite frightening, trend of people quickly giving up when facing complexity or not understanding what is… Read more »
Today, if we want to stay relevant in business, we are asked to constantly push ourselves to be the best we can be. To constantly demonstrate a laser sharp focus on our goals, standards for the quantity and quality of work produced both as individuals and as an organization.
How to do that and remain human? How can we maintain this high achievement orientation and not run ourselves sick with stress and fatigue?
MRG look at the distinguishing factors of effective leadership in different geographies, industries, levels, ages, genders etc. Their research focusing on the distinguishing factors of senior leaders, in various industries who are in comparable positions globally, has provided some fantastic conclusions.
In business, we can build on the kindness we experience with each other now by encouraging more collaborative approaches to mandates, projects or tasks.
Below is a case study, not hypothetical, but an example. An organization we worked with recently is continuously experiencing growth. They are quite stunned, and not really able to pinpoint exactly what the “magic” that their sales reps bring to the table is. They see the numbers but are not able to repeat the success… Read more »
1. Follow Your Curiosity “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” 2. Perseverance is Priceless “It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” 3. Focus on the Present “Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss… Read more »
When reflecting on the lives of many of our clients, I see that that it is that dash of courage which is the magical ingredient that contributes to organizational success.