Coaching blog

Creating high-performing and faster-moving teams
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It seems that every meeting I went to recently, and almost every person I spoke to, mentioned the new book, from the authors of How Google Works – The Trillion Dollar Coach. I dutifully ordered it and once I had...
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How can we prepare people for a future we cannot predict?
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As many of us are aware, we are living in an era of extreme rapid & continuous change, driven largely by the technological leaps of the Digital Age. These are impacting exponential shifts in customers' needs, priorities, preferences & expectations...
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Cultivating a Fail Fast Culture
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In last month’s blog, What does it mean to cultivate a fail fast organizational culture we shared what typically happens when people experience failure, and how important it is to uncouple people’s fears about failure and to support and enable...
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Accelerating learning pathways to innovate and change
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Having failed to successfully engage, train and retain a few millennials in my global innovation culture consulting, education and coaching business, I hit the proverbial pause button, and asked myself, why isn’t it working out? As a seasoned corporate educator...
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Innovation coaching to effect transformation
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The business playing field has changed and will keep on changing, in ways that we cannot yet imagine. Uncertainty and instability are the key drivers of the business game, and our coaching clients are challenged by a diverse range of...
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Generating Discovery for Innovation
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Just in case you haven’t seen the latest Star Trek movie yet, here is one of its key messages in generating discovery for innovation, which links to generating fresh new ways of business problem-solving: “You know the greatest danger facing...
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Fear of failure, what drives it & how to deal with it?
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In the 2014 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report more than 206,000 individuals were surveyed across 73 economies and 3936 national experts on entrepreneurship from 73 economies participated in the survey. GEM participant economies represent 72.4% of the world’s population and 90%...
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Changing questions changes the world!
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In the incredibly challenging process of compiling, collating and presenting the new ImagineNation MOOC (massive online open course) on innovative leadership, we created a new role for innovative managers and leaders as ‘disruptive provocateurs!’ One of their key skill-sets is...
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Leading and Coaching Innovation
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I recently caught up with a long term, highly successful and esteemed colleague who proudly shared with me her latest model for developing high performance leaders in global corporations.  It was a very comprehensive and multi faceted model, that clearly...
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Being, thinking, talking & acting differently
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Steve Jobs proved that surprising the market again & again with exciting unexpected solutions results in incredible business, customer and profitable outcomes. He achieved these outcomes despite increases in global competition, a roller coaster economy and quickening product life-cycles. In...
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