Powerful Lessons and Impactful Shifts for Coaches

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

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

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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With All of This Disruption, What is “Normal”?

John Bennett/ May 30, 2020/ Change, Development

In recent weeks, states and communities have started lifting restrictions on movement and business operations amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. I suspect this will be a slow process. And, as many experts forecast, we may see a return to restrictions in the coming months. As I think about my experience since mid-March and imagine what is on the horizon, I am

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80 Scenarios to Work On with a Coach

John Bennett/ February 14, 2020/ Executive Coaching

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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