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Coaching Difficult Leaders With the DISC Assessment


Anyone with more than a few years experience in management positions, consulting or HR would acknowledge their fair share of dealings with egomaniacs and corporate psychopaths who have an uncanny knack for climbing into executive positions.

Sep 10, 2015

Topics: Leadership- Coaching & Mentoring- DISC Profile

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The Coaching Assignment: Resolving Conflict at a Law Firm


This case study presents a coaching assignment for resolving conflict at a law firm. In this case study, the DISC behavioural assessment and the Workplace Motivators assessment were applied. The lessons learnt could be transferred to other similar situations where coaching is needed. 

Jun 20, 2015

Topics: Coaching & Mentoring- Profiling & Assessment Tools

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In a Nutshell: Active Listening


The origins of Active Listening, also called Reflective Listening, can be traced back to Carl Rogers, one of the founders of the humanistic psychology movement and a highly influential figure in therapy and counselling. 

Dec 11, 2014

Topics: Coaching & Mentoring- Profiling & Assessment Tools- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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The Importance of Mentors: A Tribute to Jim Rohn


For those who remember the late Jim Rohn (1930 – 2009), you will remember a man with a passion for personal development. His was the quintessential American success story of rags to riches. “A farm boy from Idaho,” he told us in his motivational talks, “raised in obscurity, broke at 25.”

Nov 12, 2014

Topics: Learning & Development- Coaching & Mentoring

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In a Nutshell: GROW Coaching Model


The GROW model is the most influential model used in coaching. It was popularised by Sir John Whitmore in his 1992 book, “Coaching for Performance,” which became the bestselling bible of the coaching industry.

Sep 29, 2014

Topics: Coaching & Mentoring- Business Models ("Nutshell" Series)

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The Most Awesomest HR Lady


In a recent post, we listed 10 of the best people to follow on LinkedIn. Not previously mentioned, but deserving her own separate post, is Liz Ryan, the woman with the colourful pencil drawings.

Sep 2, 2013

Topics: Human Resources- Coaching & Mentoring

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Case Study: Industry Body Mentoring Program


This case study looks at an Industry Association, and how we introduced a mentoring program that incorporated the DISC and Motivators profiles. The program received positive feedback and was expanded to the national reach of the Association. 

May 23, 2012

Topics: Coaching & Mentoring

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Case Study: Financial Institution - Coaching Managers

This organisation was developing a range of new products and services in view of becoming a full service financial institution. Previously, the primary focus had been lending. This represented a major change in business strategy, operations and staff training.

May 18, 2012

Topics: Coaching & Mentoring

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