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THE POWER OF CLARIFYING

Apart from questioning and listening, clarifying is one of the most powerful coaching skills. A great coach needs to be the great clarifier. A great clarifier needs to be a great listener. In the beginning of a coaching session, a coachee usually starts the conversation by telling a coach his situation (which includes a lot of story details and characters, as well as describing of all related emotions). An interpretation of the situation based on his paradigm or ego impacts the way he has expressed the issue. The mixture of fact and interpretation can create confusion, frustration and bias for him. A coachee feels his...

WAS SOCRATES THE FIRST COACH?

Flourishing life (eudemonia) Excellence (aristia) –Prudence (phronesis) – Morals (ethos) The ancient Greek philosophers have been preoccupied with the investigation of the reasons for human existence and the way men should live, so as to be consistent with their reason for being. Today, most of their views seem to have lost nothing of their luster and stand out like shining beacons, especially now that the western world is desperately seeking answers in order to relight its fires! In the text below, I refer to Aristotle and Socrates, the principles and practices they bequeathed us, so as to prove that these have a...

Close the Coaching Gap

“Executive coaching represents a powerful strategy to meet the continuous growth and connectedness needs of your future leaders” – seems that business has found an option and opportunity to close the gaps and overcome challenges. Let's find out what is actually happening with executive coaching today.  John Mattone -  3/11/13 Just like anything else, there are effective and ineffective executive coaches. Link individual effectiveness to organizational performance. There is nowhere to hide. Not even the executive suite is safe from the changes sweeping business today. In fact, the impact of...