Advanced Coaching Skills: Part Two – Ability to step in an out of empathy

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March 21st, 2017

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Much is written about these days (and not a moment too soon!) about empathy and compassion, and their place in the skills and abilities of a modern leader.  What is not talked about as often is the need – and ability – to step in and out of an empathic stance, and know when to […]

Leading in Complexity – so what?

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March 20th, 2017

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Leadership ain’t what it used to be. The image of a great white man at the top of the pyramid is, we can only hope, gone forever. The question now is “What will take the place of that image?” What is leadership in a world of open boundaries, multiple differences, and massive interdependencies? Consider the […]

Advanced Coaching Skills: Part One – Ability to critique…. everything

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March 14th, 2017

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The most transformational coaching workshop I’ve ever attended started with the facilitator (Sir John Whitmore) writing these words on the flipchart: This is not the truth! Right there and then, I knew I was in the right place, and in the right presence. At the time of the workshop, about 10 years ago, Sir John […]

Leadership Trumps: Purpose or Process?

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March 2nd, 2017

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Good leadership? Here in Singapore, ‘good leadership’ matters. In Roffey Park’s 2016 Asia workplace survey of over 2000 organisational leaders and managers across the region, 73% of Singaporean respondents said ‘good leadership’ was their number one workplace motivation. So for the leaders we work with here, the question often arises “what is good leadership”? And […]

You lead, I’ll follow

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February 21st, 2017

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In my line of work I frequently find myself leading; leading projects, groups, or providing leadership in single moments of interaction with others. I enjoy it and work hard at it. However, sometimes the best I have to offer is my followership. Spotting times when what is required in a situation is skilful followership is […]