Powerful Lessons and Impactful Shifts for Coaches

John Bennett/ September 13, 2020/ Change, Development, Executive Coaching, Leadership, Teaching/ 0 comments

Are you paying attention to what’s happening? Through my own work with coaching clients, and with students who are developing a coaching mindset and skillset, I’ve noticed some reflections that, when explored and reframed, can lead to powerful lessons and impactful shifts. Whether you are an experienced, professional coach or a manager-coach, paying attention to your thoughts and reactions has the ultimate potential for new insights and further development. Below is a chart

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Delivering (and Receiving) Unpleasant Messages

John Bennett/ August 10, 2020/ Change, Development, Leadership, Teaching/ 1 comments

I’ve noticed that many people are delivering (and receiving) unpleasant news more than usual — messages that were not expected, contrary to the norm or unwanted, and negatively impacting. Obviously, the current pandemic may be fueling this. The news about job loss, health conditions, layoffs, furloughs, elimination of bonuses and pay increases, possible pay cuts, different expectations, in-person school programs moving to virtual formats, students not able to go to campus for the fall term, and forecasts

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80 Scenarios to Work On with a Coach

John Bennett/ February 14, 2020/ Executive Coaching/ 0 comments

Successful organizations provide executive coaching for leaders and aspiring leaders at all levels. As an executive coach, I am regularly asked … “exactly what does someone work-on with a coach?”. Here is a list of 80 scenarios I’ve assisted with in my practice:  Gain self-awareness Know the whole business (Agility) Build effective relationships across functions  Increase crucial relationships with leaders Understand and

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New Competencies Required for the Evolving Nature of Change — Part 2

John Bennett/ November 23, 2018/ Change, Services/ 0 comments

Conceiving a change is an important step in creating it. Yet, a concept without action does not produce results. Through change events such as reorganization, process redesign, technology enhancement, etc., organizations provide the opportunity to learn and grow in their capacity for future change. Observation and experience tell us that individuals can increase their capacity for change. Those with successful

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A Typical Coaching Engagement

John Bennett/ November 15, 2018/ Change, Executive Coaching, Services/ 0 comments

Curious about our Executive Coaching services? Here’s what to expect from a typical coaching engagement: Initial contact by senior/executive leader, human resources professional, or individual client. This is an opportunity to learn about the organizational context and coaching needs. Interviewing the potential coaching client to learn more about coaching goals, readiness for change, expectations for the coaching engagement. This is

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New Competencies Required for the Evolving Nature of Change — Part 1

John Bennett/ November 14, 2018/ Change, Services/ 0 comments

We don’t need to look far to realize the speed, complexity and volume of change continue to increase. Given the evolving nature of change, individuals are being asked to change, change leaders and organizations must invent, accept and implement new strategies for change. Old methods of changing may not be adequate for the new realities. Resilience is an essential skill

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