2021: A Call for Resilience

John Bennett/ January 5, 2021/ Change, Organization Development/ 1 comments

Without a doubt, 2020 was the most challenging year for most of us. We witnessed a global health pandemic resulting in quarantines, hospitalizations, health resource shortages, deaths, record-speed development and deployment of vaccines, polarizing elections, racial injustices, economic highs and lows, unemployment rise, businesses shuttered, education systems pivoting to provide remote teaching and learning … I could go on, and

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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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Strategic Thinking: A Critical Leadership Behavior

John Bennett/ February 20, 2020/ Consulting, Leadership/ 1 comments

The ability to think and act strategically has long been recognized as a key differentiator between average and exceptional leaders (Management Research Group). But what is strategic thinking and acting? Simply put, it is the practice of thinking broadly about current and future issues, in a manner that considers the implications of actions. As a critical leadership skill, this enables

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