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Xenonex looks at how to be a less autocratic leader

These tips about changing your leadership style when your team is highly skilled landed in my in box this week. It got me thinking about all sorts of elements of coaching, many of which have come up over the past few weeks during delivery of our ILM programmes. So I thought I’d share them with… Read More

Xenonex shares tips on effective Coaching

The Xenonex team are busy working with senior leaders to develop and embed a coaching culture within their organisation.  However, at the start of a coaching journey both coach and coachee have much to learn in how they can make their coaching sessions effective.   Many managers new to coaching don’t follow up after their… Read More

Coach Employees to Be More Creative

The Xenonex team often talk about the benefits of individual coaching and of adopting a coaching culture within an organisation. I like how this article, edited from an original piece published by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic (an expert on personality profiling, talent management, and people analytics) looks at the way coaching can improve creativity and why it… Read More

Make Feedback Part of Your Routine

Feedback offers a useful part of coaching to help inform self-awareness amongst other things.  It enables individuals to learn more about how they come across and analyse any emerging themes.   At Xenonex we work with many busy senior level executives who can find it difficult to make time to give their own employees feedback…. Read More

Improve your Emotional Intelligence with Xenonex

Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognise one’s own and other people’s emotions, to discriminate between different feelings and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behaviour.   Studies have shown that people with high emotional intelligence have exemplary job performance and more potent leadership skills.   The Xenonex coaches… Read More

Benefits of Using a Xenonex Coach

The Xenonex team are busy coaches at the moment.  Our first ILM 7 in Executive Coaching and Mentoring programme of the year is well underway and we are busy recruiting and preparing for our second programme starting in June.  We are also coaching individuals and delivering in-house bespoke coaching programmes within a wide range of… Read More

Preparation Matters When Planning a Leadership Summit

Employees from private and public sector organisations have benefited from Xenonex’s leading edge Triple A (AAA) Executive, Leadership and Management Development. These programmes are all structured around 3 main principles; Aware, Aspire, Achieve, and aim to maximise and transform the way individual leaders and their organisations work.   We always find it interesting to see… Read More

Grow as a Leader by Experimenting with Different Leadership Styles

To grow as a leader you must dive into projects and activities, interact with different kinds of people, experiment with new ways of getting things done – and try out various leadership styles.   Authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership. But as INSEAD professor Herminia Ibarra argues, a simplistic understanding of what authenticity… Read More

Xenonex helps leaders get honest feedback

Getting useful feedback can be the fastest route to growth and improved performance. It’s not always an accurate reflection of who you are — it often isn’t. But it is always an accurate reflection of how you’re perceived. And knowing how you’re perceived is critically important if you want to increase your influence as a… Read More

Leader as Coach – Ask, Listen, and Empathise

At Xenonex we coach individuals working within complex organisations, many of whom have leadership responsibility across a number of business areas.   More and more we are also helping to embed a coaching culture within these organisations. This may involve delivering an in-house coaching programme to a group of managers, or by a company sponsoring… Read More

Xenonex – developing great leaders to build great teams

It takes great leadership to build great teams. Team building requires a leader with a keen understanding of people, their strengths and what gets them excited to work with others.   Here are six ways successful teams are built to last according to US Author and motivational speaker Glenn Llopis. 1.       Be Aware of How… Read More

Xenonex asks: What type of leader are you?

The Xenonex team have been busy delivering a wide range of coaching and mentoring sessions within organisations across the UK.  Through our work we come across all types of leaders with all sorts of styles and methods of leadership.   I therefore found these patterns or archetypes of leadership identified by Manfred F.R. Kets de… Read More

How Leaders Can Make It Right

If you’re in a position of leadership, it’s likely that at some point you will manage to upset or alienate your team.   So how do you get them back on side?   These edited tips from Michael Hyatt, a US author, consultant and speaker, might help.   Take responsibility. The health of our teams is critically… Read More

Xenonex – Mentoring Talent

Our work at Xenonex means we regularly see the great benefits of a coaching and mentoring culture within an organisation. Developing talented individuals through a mentoring programme within your workplace leads to success on many levels.   So, if you want to establish a mentoring culture within your organisation, where should you start? Here are… Read More

Xenonex Executive Coaching and Mentoring programme in demand

The Xenonex team are busy preparing our ILM7 programme in Executive Coaching and Mentoring which starts in Leeds next week.  We are looking forward to meeting our new delegates and starting work together.   We are thrilled that there has been such a high level of interest and demand for places on this open programme… Read More

Xenonex’s New Year Resolutions to Improve Leadership

The Xenonex team wish you all a very Happy New Year. We’ve been sharing our personal new year’s resolutions here at Xenonex HQ, from committing to that weekly exercise class to cutting back on sugary foods, and also threw in a few challenges for ourselves too. So far we are doing ok!  We have also… Read More

Xenonex shares 10 Traits of Innovative Leaders

At Xenonex, we work across both the public and private sector, and with a diverse range of teams and individuals. However, Innovative Leadership is key to motivated successful teams working across all organisations and how individual leaders can work towards this is central to our programme delivery.   Many organisations would like their leaders to… Read More

What You Eat Affects Your Productivity

I’m a big believer in maintaining your health and wellbeing in order to maximise your performance in the workplace.  Eating well and taking regular exercise are simple things we can all do that can have a big impact on the way we work.   This edited article by psychologist and author Ron Friedman explores why making … Read More

Five Questions for Leaders Who Would Rather Be Effective Than Right

These simple questions that I came across recently sparked a great discussion amongst the Xenonex team. Many of us are currently delivering leadership programmes in organisations across the UK, meeting lots of new people and having some great conversations about good (effective?) leadership and management.   When asked to share the biggest leadership lesson they’ve… Read More

Let Xenonex Develop the Leaders You’ve Been Overlooking

The Xenonex team spend a lot of time working with some of the most senior employees within an organisation.  However, our experience has shown that when leadership is developed throughout an organisation then the outcomes for employees and employer can be significant.   I found this edited article by US leadership development consultants Jack Zenger… Read More