BEING A COACH 2017

By Cornucopia | Tools, information and Insights for coaching

Leaders Who Make Good Decisions Do These 6 Things Constantly

Bad cultures are created by bad decisions by leaders who are not ready for the accountability leadership requires<p>The ongoing workplace difficulties at Uber -- accusations of discrimination against women, rebellion among its employees and drivers against what they feel is a complete lack of …

Leadership

19 Things Only Introverted Extroverts Will Understand

You find it easy to make friends, but you love being alone.

Introverts

3 tips to become well-spoken

Want to become well-spoken? Here are three tips.<p><b>1. Make others feel well-heard</b><p>We focus too much on what we should say next, formulating witty …

Public Speaking

How to Overcome the Anxiety of Change with Organizational Empathy

Alexas_Fotos / Pixabay<p>We often talk about organizational change like inertia. We assume that the plans we put into motion will continue in motion …

Leadership

Diffuse an Argument by Asking What The Other Person Wants from It

I really dislike confrontation and will do pretty much anything in my power to avoid most arguments. Still, like anyone, I end up in a few every now …

Cool Stuff

The Recruiter Said 'You Have A High Opinion Of Yourself, Don't You?'

Dear Liz,<p>I read everything you write!<p>It’s all new territory but I see the wisdom in your advice already.<p>I’m job-hunting. The more I grovel and beg for a chance, the worse I get treated. The more I stand up for myself, the better I get treated.<p>Of course, I have been screened out of some …

How To Respond To "What's Your Greatest Weakness?" In A Job Interview, According To Career Experts

When I've interviewed for jobs, I've always dreaded one particular question: "What's your greatest weakness?" It's a trick question: If you make …

Employment

Forget 'like' and 'um' — an insidious new filler phrase makes anyone look unprofessional

As a communication coach, I know how important it is to eliminate filler words from our conversations.<p>I also know that the advice is easy to dispense and hard to execute. We all use filler words from time to time: 'ah', 'um', and 'like.'<p>Recently, I've noticed two filler words creeping up in …

Language

13 Undeniable Traits of an INFJ Personality Type

When I first read about my personality type, I felt like someone had written the description as a personal letter to me. Every word hit the nail on …

Personality

The Personality Traits of Good Negotiators

Although there are hundreds of books about how to negotiate more effectively, the advice they offer is often difficult to apply, for three reasons. First, there are just too many contextual specificities underpinning each negotiation, such that one size does not fit all. Second, the effectiveness …

Personality

How to Know When to Take a Mental Health Day

Taking a day off from work to care for your mental health could be instrumental in helping you feel at your best.

Mental Health

How to Instantly Discover Your Life's Purpose (and Take Action)

Life is easier (and more enjoyable) to navigate when you know your destination.<p>People are most productive when they have a sense of direction. Navigating the complex geography of your life is much easier and enjoyable after you have a clear understanding of your destination--the purpose of your …

Self-improvement

What you need to know to be a charity trustee

With Kids Company’s travails in the news again, here’s some guidance on charity trustee responsibilities, from finances to overseeing staff and volunteers<p>Jane Hobson is head of guidance and practice at the Charity Commission<p>There have been some high-profile charity closures in the last few years, …

Philanthropy

The Magic of Metamorphosis: Organizational Change and Inspirational Leadership

They say that our security can only be found in our ability to adapt and he who rejects change designs his nemesis. Corporate culture has undergone …

9 Things You Should Always Do Before Presenting in Front of a Big Crowd

The most successful public speakers use these tips to make their point and manage their fear<p>"Maybe I should have prepared a bit more."<p>I'll admit it. I've said these words to myself right before stepping in front of a group to make a presentation or pitch. I feel sorry for both the audience and …

Short Stories

There are 4 primary communication personalities —and knowing yours can help you improve your relationships

Have you ever taken a DISC communication assessment?<p>More than two million people have taken a DISC assessment to better understand their communication style.<p>In fact, organizations that I work with often request DISC profiles for high-potential employees and high-performance teams to help them …

Personality

Google Spent 2 Years Studying 180 Teams. The Most Successful Ones Shared These 5 Traits

Google spent years studying successful teams and discovered insights that could forever change how teams are assembled.<p>Over the years, Google has embarked on countless quests, collected endless amounts of data and spent millions trying to better understand its people. One of their most interesting …

Leadership

How can I tell if my job interview has gone well?

You step out of the job interview, take a deep breath and relax on your journey home - but then the worry beds in. Did it go well? We reveal seven …

Employment

This simple speaking trick can make you more influential at work

If you've ever been interrupted at work, you know how frustrating it can be.<p>And if you've been the culprit, it could hurt your reputation over time, …

Leadership

Don’t set goals for yourself—instead, create systems that make it easy for you to succeed

A lot of my friends are spending the month of January “going dry” or giving up sugar or training for marathons. I can relate. As a Type-A, goal-oriented masochist, I tend to make deeply ambitious New Year’s resolutions each year. Witness Exhibit A: My resolutions from 2016. I’m embarrassed to say …

Self-improvement

To Defuse an Argument, Think About the Future

If you’re caught up in conflict with someone, there are a few practical strategies that can help you resolve the situation. These strategies include seeking compromise, taking the other person’s perspective, being humble, trying to forgive, and not casting blame. But personal conflicts are …

Psychology

The Ways Your Brain Manages Overload, and How to Improve Them

Information overload is everywhere, from non-stop news to rat-a-tat email inboxes. At the receiving end of this deluge of verbiage is the human brain—<i>your</i> brain— metaphorically endowed with a vacuum cleaner that sucks up information; a container for short-term memory; a blender for integrating …

Short-Term Memory

A therapist outlines the 3 main reasons people never change

<i>Katherine Schafler is a New York City-based psychotherapist with 14 years’ counseling experience.</i><p>1. True change is about taking personal accountability<p>The first reason is best explained by the father of psychology himself, Sigmund Freud:<p><i>"Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom</i> …

Self-improvement

The Single Greatest Personal Growth Tool At Your Disposal…

And You Won’t Find It In A BookSource: StencilPut away your self help books. This one daily practice puts you on the fast track to making smarter …

Self-improvement

Meetings Aren't the Problem--It's the Way You're Running Them. Here's How to Do It Better

Are meetings a waste of time, or believing the myth our way of coping with social anxiety? Let's bust five myths of the "no meeting" mantra.<p>Are meetings really a waste of time or merely the latest battle cry of those who struggle to make them effective? There's a popular argument that in this day …

Management

9 questions to ask in a job interview that make you look smart

You should always have a few questions prepared going into any job interview.<p>But it's not as simple as throwing out a bunch of random queries. The wrong questions could make you look unprepared, ignorant, or just plain foolish.<p>Your questions should be thoughtful, intelligent, and demonstrate that …

Employment

5 Surefire Ways Working With an Executive Coach Will Give You a Competitive Edge

The demand for exceptional leadership and heightened communication skills in business has never been more significant.<p>In 1990 the term " Emotional Intelligence" (or EI) was brought to light in a research paper by two psychology professors, John D. Mayer of UNH and Peter Salovey of Yale. The term …

Leadership

Younger and Older Executives Need Different Things from Coaching

<i>Eric, 33, a high-potential vice president at a financial services firm, was elated to be selected by his supervisors to receive executive coaching. This meant he was being groomed for ascendance. His boss wanted him to be a more motivating leader to his team. In coaching, while Eric focused on</i> …

Leadership

Have I got depression? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>• Dr Jay Watts is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist and senior lecturer<p>Depression is the curse of modernity, affecting more and more of us. It is …

Mental Health