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12 Books NOT About Coaching That Coaches Need to Know About

I went out to my network and asked people what books, not about coaching, have made the biggest difference for them as a coach. 1,189 more words


Readiness Phases and Readiness States

By Richard Martin

This week I want to elaborate more on the concept of Readiness Phases and Readiness States, as these provide the essential framework for forecasting, activation, and response of emergency and business continuity services (of both public and private sectors), as well as contingency plans, and other measures. 980 more words

Military Lessons

A better way forward: Putting business impact first in leadership development

Posted by Noah Rabinowitz on March 23, 2017.

An old philosophical question asks, “If a tree falls in the woods and nobody is there to hear it, did it make a noise?” The essence of this question can be applied to leadership development initiatives as well. 1,233 more words

Talent & Learning

Struggling on How to Kick Off a Feedback Session? Try These 3 Tips!

This Blanchard guest post is by Certified Professional Coach Antonio Estrada.

I once conducted interview-based 360-degree assessments with three executives in the automotive industry.

Coming in as a third party consultant, I perceived a cautious skepticism from the leaders under review. 524 more words


Growing Fast and Can’t Keep Up? Ask Madeleine

Dear Madeleine

My question is: how does an organization scale their management team and keep skills sharp as they grow?  We are a software development services shop and we are growing fast—we currently have 30 people in management positions. 794 more words

Best Practices

The Executive’s Network: Building our Peer Group from Previous Organizations or Affiliations

Peers with whom we’ve previously worked, attended school, or worked toward a common purpose can be valuable members of our network.  Our shared history provides a common ground and a known resource for information, references, and referrals. 196 more words


Your Leadership Training Is Probably Missing These Two Components

In a recent interview, Scott Blanchard, principal and executive vice president with The Ken Blanchard Companies identified two key competencies missing from most leadership development curriculum. 466 more words