The definition of delegation… Does it need tweaking?
When you delegate work to the member of the team, your job is to clearly frame success and describe the objectives. Delegation of work can be as simple as scrubbing the feature list or as complex as asking someone to take on a group-wide stretch assignment. No matter what the scale of delegation, getting out… Read More
How to have a meaningful conversation
This great piece really rings true when thinking not just about our role in Executive Coaching & Mentoring, but every conversation we will have today! Everybody knows how to have a conversation because they’ve been having them since they were toddlers. However, most people develop bad habits that almost guarantee that their business conversations will… Read More
Using Executive Coaching and Mentoring – Top 5 career regrets
1. I wish I hadn’t taken the job for the money. By far the biggest regret of all came from those who opted into high-paying but ultimately dissatisfying careers. Classic research proves that compensation is a “hygiene” factor, not a true motivator. What was surprising, though, were the feelings of helplessness these individuals were facing…. Read More
Executive Coaching – Can negative be a positive?
But is there a better way to understand the whole idea of feedback? Some new research has insights into its value and shows that many people want to hear about what they’re doing wrong. Giving feedback can be an awkward experience. Those who give it out — employers, parents, teachers — can fear the reaction… Read More
Management and Leadership, is there a difference?
Another great example of the difference between Management and Leadership from an article by John Kotter. In more than four decades of studying businesses and consulting to organisations on how to implement new strategies, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard people use the words “leadership” and “management” synonymously, and it drives me… Read More
Achieve your full potential with Xenonex
As we spring into March, we are busy putting the final touches to our latest ILM Level 7 Open Programme in Executive Coaching & Mentoring taking place this May in Leeds. Whether you are a Senior Manager or HD/OD professional looking to develop your expertise & credibility in these fields, or want to establish coaching… Read More
Compromise. An essential leadership skill or a Management weakness?
I thought the following piece was particularly suitable after a week at home with the kids during half term school holidays. Compromise gets a bad rap, but it’s an essential leadership skill. And you can’t do it effectively without understanding the other side’s point of view. Don’t let your ego prevent you from seeing the… Read More
Our Top 100 most powerful women? How should we really define power and who are our true Mentors?
The Queen, Home Secretary Theresa May and Santander bank boss Ana Botin have been declared the UK’s top three most powerful women in a BBC survey.A panel of judges compiled a list of the country’s 100 most influential females for Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. I read with keen interest yesterday, when this list was… Read More
Executive Coaching can help bad leaders change their spots
I came across this great blog by Jack Zenger and Joseph Folkman and thought it expressed very neatly, why Executive Coaching and Mentoring is such a vital tool across all business sectors. So today we’re thinking of ourselves as not just Executive Coaches and Mentors, but as spot changers! We have many ways to describe… Read More
How the right Coaching and Mentoring can improve leadership skills at a much deeper level.
Coaching can often take unexpected turns. For many executives, a coaching session can be the first opportunity in their working lives to sit back and reflect on who they are and what they have become. It can be a powerful moment when light shines into unexpected corners. While younger managers have grown up in more… Read More
Empowering your employees? How coaching & leadership development can help make a transformation.
The following report finds extensive evidence that employers must work differently to survive the economic challenges of 2013, and need to develop a new working environment to gain optimum success in achieving business goals. Study: Enhanced Employee Development Needed in 2013 Arlington, Va. — Dec. 10 CEB, a member-based advisory company, has released… Read More
Achieve your coaching goals in 2013!
Wikipedia quotes that “A New Year’s resolution is a commitment that a person makes to one or more personal goals, projects, or the reforming of a habit. A key element to a New Year’s Resolution that sets it apart from other resolutions is that it is made in anticipation of the New Year and new beginnings. People committing themselves to a New… Read More
ILM Coaching and Leadership with Doncaster College
Watch our latest ‘Success through Coaching’ video, demonstrating how Xenonex are ‘Delivering real value for business’ in partnership with Doncaster College – using ILM qualifications to run a successful coaching programme to their staff. George Trow, Principal & Chief Executive of Doncaster College talks to Suzanna Prout MD of Xenonex about their investment in Leadership… Read More
Award winning case study
We were fortunate enough this week to be invited to present an award winning case study of our work at a regional HR Directors forum in Cambridgeshire. The level of interest in developing internal coaching strategies and how to recruit, select and develop a pool of Internal Coaches was really apparent In the past… Read More
How many organisations do you know that have them yet don’t refer to them?
I came across an interesting article today by an Executive Coach in the States www.leadershiparticle.net on the power of vision and mission to drive organisational success. How many organisations do you know that have them yet don’t refer to them? Soul Purpose Corporate MAP: Executive Coaching Following a ten-year study of personal and corporate businesses,… Read More