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The Kind of Homework That Helps Coaching Stick

Managers can have a powerful, positive impact on their employees’ performance, engagement and development through coaching. When skillfully done, it can help employees clarify meaningful goals and make progress toward achieving them. But, many managers make the mistake of stopping the coaching …

Your millennial employees crave coaching: here’s 3 tips for giving it to them

by Karie Willyerd<p>Imagine showing up to play an important college basketball game on a fabled rival’s home court, only to discover that you’ve …

How to Coach, According to 5 Great Sports Coaches

Business is not a sport. But great coaching is just as important to success in the office as on the field. Over the years, HBR has interviewed some of the world’s top athletic coaches. We mined our archives for a few of their best insights that apply to employees and players alike.<p>Under <b></b>manager <b>Joe</b> …

Your Coaching Is Only as Good as Your Follow-Up Skills

No matter how successful a coaching session feels while it’s underway, if it doesn’t lead to change after it’s over, it hasn’t been effective. Unfortunately, too many managers don’t adequately follow through and thereby squander the important time they’ve invested in coaching. You can make the …

3 Leadership Traits That Transcend Skills and Experience

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In my previous career, I managed a purchasing department for a large construction home builder in Arizona, Standard Pacific Homes (SPH). The president of our division was a woman named Kathy, who to my knowledge had never actually worked …

Leadership Lessons You Won't Learn in a Book

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I look back at the first three years of bootstrapping our startup NerdWallet, the lesson I wish I had figured out earlier is you can’t read your way out of a problem.<p>When we first launched our company and needed advice, our tendency …

33 Leadership Tips, in 140 characters or less

Business and community leaders, get inspired, and refine your leadership skills with "33 Leadership Tips" from Ethos3. Because each leadership tip is summarized in 140-characters or less, you can quickly and effortlessly gain valuable leadership advice that will elevate your leadership style. For …

8 Strategies That Successful Leaders Apply to Get Good Results

In my life as a journalist I had the chance to interview all kinds of leaders. Presidents, ministers, celebrities, community leaders, scientists and specialists in all sorts of subjects, mothers, Olympic athletes, bomb attack survivors, project managers, creators and artists. I interviewed some in …

What’s Your Primary Focus: Leadership or Effectiveness?

<i>(Editor’s note: This post is part of a six-week blog series on how leadership might look in the future. The conversations generated by these posts will help shape the agenda of a symposium on the topic in June 2010, hosted by HBS’s Nitin Nohria, Rakesh Khurana, and Scott Snook. This week’s focus:</i> …

Should Leaders Focus on Results, or on People?

A lot of ink has been spilled on people’s opinions of what makes for a great leader. As a scientist, I like to turn to the data. In 2009, James Zenger published a fascinating survey of 60,000 employees to identify how different characteristics of a leader combine to affect employee perceptions of …

The Eight Archetypes of Leadership

Although the ghost of the Great Man still haunts leadership studies, most of us have recognized by now that successful organizations are the product of distributive, collective, and complementary leadership. The first step in putting together such a team is to identify each member of the team’s …

Act Like a Leader Before You Are One

If you want to become a leader, don’t wait for the fancy title or the corner office. You can begin to act, think, and communicate like a leader long before that promotion. Even if you’re still several levels down and someone else is calling all the shots, there are numerous ways to demonstrate your …

How to Really Understand Someone Else’s Point of View

The most influential people strive for genuine buy in and commitment — they don’t rely on compliance techniques that only secure short-term persuasion. That was our conclusion after interviewing over 100 highly respected influences across many different industries and organizations for our recent …

Coach Yourself To Success - Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

A coach gives you insight, guidance, tips and support to creating and navigating a successful career and life. But what if you can’t afford a coach? …

Teacher coaching…

I <i>could</i> write a formal post using fancy language, quoting research about coaching if I wanted to, but I <i>choose</i> not to! (There are plenty of those …

Teaching

Why Leaders Are Easier to Coach than Followers

Photo by Andrew Nguyen<p>Followers receive very little fanfare. In a culture obsessed with leaders, we think of a follower’s role as submitting, taking direction, and dutifully executing the leader’s will.<p>Recent research from PsychTests, however, reveals that followers may not be as compliant as we …

Students DITCH the Pen & Pencil with Penzu Classroom!

Digitize journal writing! Teachers have encouraged journal writing for years. This has always been a key component to any Language Arts program as it …