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Improving Leadership Performance

Posted in: Becoming a Better Leader | Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

Improving your leadership often involves more than developing new skills or behaviours.   Improving leadership performance often focuses on improving capabilities and behaviours.  This may range from impacting areas of interpersonal capability right through to technical areas such as the leader’s ability to read a balance sheet.

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Appreciative Inquiry & Leadership and Executive Coaching

Posted in: Developing Leadership Influence, Coaching Your People | Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Appreciative Inquiry is now a commonly accepted practice in the evaluation of organizational development strategy and implementation of organizational effectiveness tactics. It is also used extensively as a basis for Leadership and Executive Coaching and for Leadership Team Development in major companies, SMEs and government.

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Executive or Leadership Coaching Matters

Posted in: Various | Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Lynn Humphrey outlines some of the work and life issues that leadership and executive coaching can help to address.

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The Changing Faces of Executive Mentors & Mentoring

Posted in: Various | Saturday, November 1st, 2008

Using executive mentors in New Zealand business has a long history and more recently has changed in form.   Historically some business people were assigned executive mentors who had “walked the path” to help guide and coach them. The upside was that these executive mentors had been there and done that, the downside was that…

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Business Consultants As Facilitators

Posted in: Various | Saturday, November 1st, 2008

Companies interested in enhancing their leadership and team performances often engage the services of business consultants as facilitators. When Stepshift’s business consultants work in the area of leadership team development, they start with a gap analysis exercise. They then act as facilitators to assist the team to look honestly at where they are, where they want to…

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Measuring The Success of Coaching Programmes

Posted in: Various | Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

When embarking on an executive coaching or leadership team development programme, it is critical to establish the measures of success and the return on investment required. At an executive level, the outcomes for the programme will normally include a number of areas that ultimately add value to the business.

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Leadership Team Development & Good Dynamics Is Critical

Posted in: Various | Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

A high performing executive team is critical to the ability of an organisation to drive results and execute the company strategy in a sustainable way. Therefore developing your leadership team is vital. It is critical that, at this level, the leadership team members are each committed to achieving the organisational results and not just those…

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Executive Coaching to Enhance Leadership Effectiveness

Posted in: Various | Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Leaders’ effectiveness can be enhanced by effective executive coaching. Executive coaching facilitates leaders to clarify what they want to achieve and to identify and work on the key underlying areas that will enable them enjoy enhanced leadership effectiveness and success.  These underlying areas vary from leader to leader and the one to one nature of…

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What Makes An Effective Leader?

Posted in: Various | Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Leadership performance is driven by a number of factors including the leader’s ability to influence and get buy in and commitment from others in the team or organisation. The ability to influence other people at a leadership level is driven by several factors including the leader’s proven technical or industry capability and effective leadership skills.

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The Principles For Motivation

Posted in: Various | Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

If motivation levels are flagging, despite your career success, you may need to examine some key questions. Key Values and Priorities When you as a leader are clear on your work values, you have a foundation for leadership that will allow you, your team and your organisation to benefit. Are you clear on your values and their priority?

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