Posts in coaching style
Passing ownership and responsibility with a non-directive style of coaching by Simon Dennis

My style of management and coaching can best be described as non-directive. Over time my roles have evolved to become more strategic than tactical, more management than operational. Partly it was about always seeking consensus – usually by asking questions – rather than telling somebody how something could be better. Partly it was also because I didn’t

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Working as a Consultant Coach can speed up results! By Maria Biquet

Most of us are fed up with instructions, ready-made solutions and all the literature about “the X steps to success” that somebody else has tried (or just imagined) and presents them to us all as the Guru in the matter of self- development and success in life and business.

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“Rules of Thumb: My Own Coaching Heuristics” by Lilian Abrams

I have realized over my time as an executive coach (and prior to that, as an OD consultant) that I have assembled my own personal treasure box of what I call “heuristics”.  These are the pithy sayings, models, and go-to concepts that I have found useful in describing my meaning, in terms of providing a contribution to my client in that moment in our coaching conversation.  (Understanding the nature of that prompting urge is, I suspect, a topic for another blog-piece!)

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“Making sense of how we define a coaching approach – Part 3 : differentiating leaders taking a coaching approach from internal coaches” by Doug Montgomery and Laurent Terseur

In our first two blogs of this mini series we explored what it took for us as former leaders and managers to expand our existing range of styles by adding a more coaching approach, and shared what we felt were the related benefits and challenges that may be of value to others. 

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