If Life Coaching is the Answer, What is The Question?

By Suzanne James  - Life Coach The question I hear most often is, 'Why does coaching work? I don't get it. It is too simple.' I hear this from clients, and people who are new to coaching. It seems that nothing happens except a bit of journaling and brainstorming in many sessions. It doesn't look like the coach invests a lot of effort, but the results are measurable, and there is ample evidence to support the successful approaches to coaching. This article is designed to help people … [Read more...]

Delegate More Effectively

By Marshall Goldsmith -  Leading Executive Educator and Coach When C-level executives are asked what change they could make to become a more effective leader, one of the most common answers is, "I need to delegate more!" My caution to these executives is always the same: Don't delegate more. Delegate more effectively. Delegation is not a quality like "demonstrating integrity" or "complying with the law." Honest, ethical and legal behavior is always appropriate -- delegation isn't. … [Read more...]

You’re A Mentor… Now What?

This guest post is by Dr. Patricia Wheeler of Leading News. One of the top targets on my client Reynaldo’s development plan read: Provide effective feedback that helps others improve their performance. Reynaldo, a key global supply chain executive based in Latin America, was in the process of making performance management more robust and accountability-driven. Yet along with many of his peers, he was perceived as giving messages that were too soft and lacking any real-time follow-up. My … [Read more...]

Executive Transitions: The Importance of Relational Intelligence

This guest post is by Dr. Patricia Wheeler of Leading News. The rate of change has never been so intense as we have experienced over the past few years. Business is no longer "business as usual". A recent Booz and Company report shows that companies across many industries and geographies are hitting the “reset button,” making changes to their portfolios, their business and operating models, their processes and infrastructure, all through a lens focused more closely on what truly creates value … [Read more...]

5 Keys to Regroup in the Face of Failure

This guest post is by Carolyn B. Ellis of Brilliance Mastery. Failure and rejection are tough pills to swallow. But sometimes they prove to be the best medicine in the long term. Let me explain. We live in a fast-moving, success-driven, "quick fix" oriented society. Encountering disappointment, under performance or outright failure it is something that can feel like a punch to the gut. Perhaps you launched what you thought was an awesome program, but didn't get the sign-ups you … [Read more...]

The Importance of Sufficient Omega-3 Intake for Emotional Wellness

By Dr. Chestnut - Innate Choice® The importance of sufficient omega-3 intake continues THROUGHOUT OUR ENTIRE LIFESPAN and so do the dangers of being deficient! A relationship has been established between reduced levels of omega-3's and central nervous system disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, dementia, schizophrenia, depression and attention deficit hyperactive disorder. Research shows that depressive disorders and suicidal behaviors are associated with low levels of omega-3 and … [Read more...]