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10 Years…..

1. What made you start Xenonex? I have always aspired to set up and run my own business and my background as a coach and consultant provided a fantastic platform to launch Xenonex. Working across different sectors, and having insight of both internal and external coaching strategies, meant that I was able to offer a unique proposition… Read More

Xenonex co-launches the Northern Coaching Network for Organisations June 2018

Thank you very much to everyone who attended the fantastic event at Sky Betting and Gaming on Tuesday 26th June: https://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest/leeds-based-sky-betting-gaming-leads-the-way-with-coaching-network-1-9150498 Delighted to see so many like-minded people in a room and having really engaged conversations about all things coaching. Fantastic presentations were delivered in the morning session from the BBC, Morrisons, Skipton Building Society and Sky… Read More

3 Key Conflict Management Strategies Every Leader Needs To Know

The definition of a team is “to come together for a common purpose or goal” – whilst in theory and on paper seems perfect, in reality a different picture is painted. Business and team leaders often find themselves in the position of peacemaker when two team members butt heads, or where there is tension within… Read More

ILM 7 January 18 Cohort

Great working with such an engaged, inspiring and diverse group of delegates on our latest ILM 7 Executive Coaching programme in Leeds – lots of insight, knowledge and experience in coaching senior leaders. We are all managing to have fun along the way, despite having to complete 3 assignments. Enjoying seeing their coaching develop in coach… Read More

How To Capture Moments For Coaching Outside Official Coaching Sessions

We’ve written before about importance of listening as a tool for great leaders and it is always good to recall the oft repeated phrase about having two ears and one mouth and using them proportionally. Coaching others isn’t always easy. Daily pressures, expectations along with life and career demands often overtake our work, leaving limited… Read More

Why every CEO needs a Coach

CEOs sometimes are initially reluctant to start working with a Coach, stating that they don’t have the time, budget or desire to spend part of their working day discussing themselves and their approach. The reality is that those who invest time in themselves feel the benefit of being able to see themselves through others eyes,… Read More

Good Xenonex Coaching Conversations start with Good Listeners

We’ve written before about the skill of listening as a tool for great leaders and it is always good to recall the oft repeated phrase about having two ears and one mouth and using them proportionally!  As coaches the Xenonex team know that all good coaching conversations start with good listening.   This short article… Read More

Xenonex Shares Simple Steps for Giving Difficult Feedback

We often find that the leaders we work with return from a summer break refreshed and ready to tackle some of the more difficult issues that they need to deal with.  Commonly this also includes having to talk to the team about their performance – or lack of it.    We know that many people… Read More

Xenonex agrees – Listening Is an Overlooked Leadership Tool

No doubt about it, listening is a vital skill to be a great coach.  But there are different ways to listen and it is important to be aware of both how and why we listen in order to maximise great coaching conversations.   This edited article by Melissa Daimler, head of Global Learning & Organizational… Read More

Xenonex and Organisational Culture

The Xenonex team often work with leaders to support them as they develop and embed a coaching culture within an organisation. These few points, taken from an original article “Your Company Culture Can’t Be Disconnected from Your Customers,” by Dave Ulrich and Wayne Brockbank, and the impact of a coaching culture can have on that… Read More

Xenonex – addressing the leadership skills gap in FE.

Xenonex are delighted to be again working in partnership with City & Guilds and KPMG in developing Leadership & Management skills within the Further Education Sector.   Building on the success of the Certificate in Leadership & Management in FE aimed at middle managers we are now pleased to be part of an additional programme… Read More

Xenonex shares Leading and Managing essentials

It’s been a busy January for the Xenonex team working with clients up and down (and all across) the UK.  At this time of year it can be difficult for managers to keep up with the daily tasks necessary in their jobs and the focus can drift away from developing their skills as a leader…. Read More

Xenonex shares Superstar Leaders Promises

As we approach Christmas and take the time to have a break from our hectic work lives and spend time with friends and family this article seems timely.   It’s adapted from an original article by Michael E Kibler, the creator of a holistic executive coaching and development program.   Good leaders put aside their… Read More

Xenonex asks – does your leadership image matter?

As a leader, whether it’s of a large team in FTSE 100 or a small team in a SME, image matters. Regularly visiting colleges and working with further education leaders across the UK I’m pleased to say that the majority of people I meet understand how important image is.   Most leaders are aware of… Read More

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

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