The Critical Coaching Response


What to say to a senior executive you are coaching? Recently the writers of CHALLENGING COACHING asked participants of their World Business and Executive Coaching Summit, “What would you say to a senior executive you were coaching who had not undertaken any of the actions agreed at the previous meeting?” This got me thinking of […]

When is Criticism a Good Thing?


When is criticism a good thing? Here’s the scene. You’re starting a new business or project, or you’re planning a change in your workplace. You’ve thought it through and have a well-structured plan. When you take the plan to your boss for approval,  you’re asked if anyone will oppose it. You say you don’t know. […]

Alliance: Where Potential Lives


Who is your best ally? ally: Merriam Webster dictionary‎ verb \ə-ˈlī, ˈa-ˌlī\. : to join (yourself) with another person, group, etc., in order to get or give support. al·liedal·ly·ing. Transitive verb. At work Work feels great when your boss is your ally. Without alliances, work can be unbearable. People don’t leave companies, people leave supervisors […]