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The Frameworks We Hold, The Lenses We Use

The Frameworks We Hold, The Lenses We Use

Lloyd Raines August 20, 2011 0

Every coach holds a particular framework when coaching, along with lenses that lay beyond our conscious awareness

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Motivation or Inspiration

Motivation or Inspiration

Bill Burtch August 19, 2011 0

In a recent conversation a colleague discussed doing motivational speaking. Then she said, “or maybe it’s inspirational.” That got me thinking about a common dilemma that managers and leaders face, “is it my role

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Silencing One Another in Life and in Organizational Life

Silencing One Another in Life and in Organizational Life

Lloyd Raines August 15, 2011 0

(excerpted from “Integral Leadership Coaching: A Partner in Sustainability” by Lloyd Raines, published March 2007, Integral Leadership Review.) One of the things I have come to notice in my coaching is the panoply of

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Being a Pack Leader

Being a Pack Leader

Rick Piraino August 11, 2011 0

Let’s learn what we can from man’s best friend and see what we can apply to our work and home life

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Defensive Communication

Defensive Communication

Rick Piraino August 11, 2011 0

What if our awareness of the other person alerts us to defensive responses that are getting in the way of our desired outcome

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The Chain of Command

The Chain of Command

Rick Piraino August 11, 2011 0

Examine your behavior and identify when and where you may jump the chain – including with frontline workers. What are your triggers - directives that you don’t see being implemented, breakdowns in procedure, waste

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Anger and Coaching

Anger and Coaching

Rick Piraino August 10, 2011 0

At some point in every training, I ask the question, “When is anger appropriate in the work place?” In every training so far, the response has been, “Never.”  Good to hear; yet, despite this

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Coaching and Accountability

Coaching and Accountability

Rick Piraino August 10, 2011 0

We cannot afford to lose it to reactivity, hostility, and blame; rather, it is the best tool we have to create excellence with our employees

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