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Apr

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Start With Your Most Important Tasks First

You know the saying “First things first”? But how do you know what tasks you should prioritize? How do you know you are putting the right things first? Knowing how to prioritize your time is integral to success at so many levels. Stephen Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, once used […]

24
Mar

1

The Importance of a Strong Why

In the post 10 Traps to Avoid when Goal Setting we cautioned that setting goals that mean nothing to you is setting yourself up for failure. Let’s explore that a little more. How do some people defy the status quo and manage to achieve the seemingly impossible when others cannot? In a 2009 TED Talk, […]

10
Mar

2
What's next for me?

What’s Next For Me?

In different periods of our life many of us will reach a plateau, the point at which we must answer one question: “What’s next for me?” Answering that question is not always easy. It requires deep thought and careful consideration to decide how to get moving forward again and onto the next big step in […]

24
Feb

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The Coaching Funnel

The Coaching Funnel Model

The Coaching Funnel is a model of a coaching dialog which allows sufficient time on the front end to explore a situation before generating options and actions. It begins with a narrowly focused goal to help determine an ultimate objective. After establishing “the goal” the process goes on to open questions which allows for further […]

10
Feb

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Coaching questions

The Importance of Questions in Coaching

Sometimes one of the best methods to better others is not mentorship or lecture, but illumination through facilitated guidance. Socrates, arguably one of the greatest philosophers in Western civilization, knew this well. He approached teaching by asking his students questions and challenging them to question their own knowledge and beliefs. That’s why today this approach is known as the […]

27
Jan

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10 Traps to Avoid When Goal Setting

10 Traps to Avoid when Goal Setting

Goal setting seems easy to most, but if you get it wrong the exercise is simply creating a to do list that never gets done. There is much more to it than just figuring out what you want and writing it down. Setting goals is fraught with traps and pitfalls that can easily derail your plans. I […]

13
Jan

3
The Difference between Coaching and Psychology

The Difference between Coaching and Psychology

As I have developed my expertise in coaching, the academic backdrop for this development has been organizational psychology. As such, I’m frequently asked, “what’s the difference between psychology and coaching?” Here is my personal point of view on the subject, please take it as nothing more than that: One of the fundamental differences between a coach […]

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