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Spotting Coachable Moments

One of the things that often comes up with leaders who are looking to adopt more of a coaching style is difficulty identifying situations that could lend themselves to coaching – what we call ‘coachable moments’. Here are a few ideas and suggestions for situations that may be used for coaching / taking more of… Read more


Give your change process a chance

One theme that challenges organisations committed to making significant changes, such as the introduction of a coaching culture, is perseverance.  Almost without exception the leaders we have interviewed have commented on the need to stick with the changes over the long-term to get the business benefits. Significant changes don’t happen over the course of a… Read more


Rugby, chess, TV and hidden biases

Three headlines caught my eye this week. “Rugby sevens: Fourth straight title for NZ women” “Girls don’t have the brains to play chess “ “Get women out of the kitchen, TVNZ told” I was thrilled to read the first headline. Any team that performs well on the world stage deserves a heap of praise but… Read more


You Get the Performance You Expect

I recently re-read some research on the Pygmalion Effect and it made a sufficient impact on me to think that it would be useful to share more widely – as a reinforcer for those of you who already know and (hopefully) apply it, as well as for those of you who have not yet heard… Read more


Value your team coach

Long before the frenzy of the Cricket World Cup hit our shores, the captain of New Zealand’s cricket team, the Black Caps, was asked what coach Mike Hesson’s strengths were. McCullum answered, “He’s not that interested in short-term results. He wants to build something that lasts forever.” For Hesson, losing the World Cup final will… Read more