February, 2024

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Feeling Invisible? What to Say When You’re Feel Invisible or Ignored

Let's Grow Leaders

Powerful Phrases to Move From Feeling Invisible to Invincible If you feel invisible at work you’re in good company. Recent research by Work Human found that nearly 30% of workers have felt invisible at work and 27% have felt ignored. Their research also identified certain “invisible skills” going unnoticed in the workplace. Ironically, the ignored skills are some of the most necessary for productive conflict i n the workplace: empathy and compassion (27.4%), a sense of curiosity, (19.8%), and li

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Tips for Effective Coaching in the Workplace

Master Coach University

Need some tips for effective coaching? Whether you are guiding a team or fostering individual growth, understanding and implementing effective coaching in the workplace can make a significant difference in achieving both personal and organizational success.

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Prevention and Recovery of Job Burnout Through Coaching

International Coach Academy

A Research Paper By Eunju Im, Life and Career Coach, AUSTRIA Job Burnout Prevention and Recovery Through Coaching My research topic is job burnout prevention and recovery through coaching. Throughout my ICA journey, I have learned the powerful impacts that coaching can bring to clients in several aspects including career, relationship, transformation, leadership, etc.

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The siren song of distraction (and how to fight it)

The Creative Life

Resistance is real. One of the treats I look forward to in my in-box each week is Daisy Buchanan’s Creative Confidence Clinic newsletter. Searingly honest and often very funny, it dissects creative process and the blocks we put in our own way. I’ve known Daisy for a while now, and I am awestruck at the amount she writes, … The post The siren song of distraction (and how to fight it) appeared first on The Creative Life.

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HIA Technologies Turns a New Chapter in Professional Development and Training

HIA Technologies announces the launch of Qvio™️ - transforming video engagement with two-way interactivity. With Qvio viewers can ask questions and get instant answers from the content owner's Author-Controlled AI™️.

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Navigating?Organizational Change: The OQ Group Merger and the Power of a Strong Coaching Culture

International Coaching Federation

Change is universally challenging due to human psychology, organizational dynamics, and societal factors. Uncertainty about the future can be disorienting and stressful as people seek stability. In organizational change, insufficient communication heightens confusion and resistance among employees. If leaders resist or lack commitment, the entire initiative may be compromised.

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Confidential Information – What to Say When You Can’t Say Anything

Let's Grow Leaders

Handle confidential information with candor and care to build trust It can feel like a trap. Someone asks you a direct question about confidential information. Maybe it’s a personnel matter. A sensitive business negotiation or a product launch. In all these scenarios, there are sound ethical reasons for the information to remain secure. If you tell the person what you know, you violate confidentiality.

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Best Practices for Creating a Communicative and Transparent Culture

Up Your Culture

Brené Brown once said, “Clear is kind. Unclear is unkind.” Most of us avoid clarity because we tell ourselves we’re being kind. Instead, what we’re actually doing is being unkind and unfair. Take a second to think about that. When we tell people white lies or reinforce that they’re doing well (when they’re not), it’s unkind. If you’ve done this before, you probably already know that these behaviors are more about making yourself feel better and less about making the other person feel better.

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The Spiral Staircase Coaching Model

International Coach Academy

A Coaching Model By Sarah Lupton, Transformational Leadership Coach, UNITED STATES The Spiral Staircase Model In coaching, the goal is to move the client forward from their current state toward their desired end result. However, as most coaches know, the process of reaching the desired end state is not exactly as straightforward as that. In my clients (as well as in myself), I have noticed the pattern of declaring a new goal, exerting effort in making forward strides, and then hitting a wall, fe

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Working from home in 2024

The Creative Life

Do you still work from home? Or are you now working near home? The post Working from home in 2024 appeared first on The Creative Life.

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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A Coach Who Photographs: The Power of Photography in Coaching

International Coaching Federation

For many years before receiving my coach training and ICF credential, I worked with clients one-on-one in a photo studio setting. Looking back, I see that my photography experience has been invaluable preparation for my coaching work. A traditional portrait photoshoot includes the coaching elements of holding space, listening, observing, supporting, partnering, and capturing something powerful about clients they might not see for themselves.

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5 Steps to Identify & Reduce the Power of Toxic Relationships

The Coaching Tools Company

Originally Posted on The Coaching Tools Company as 5 Steps to Identify & Reduce the Power of Toxic Relationships Relationships are essential. We're wired to connect—and we literally need connection to others to survive. So who we spend our time with has a big impact on how we feel—both about ourselves and about life. In this exercise you'll help your clients identify their toxic relationships.

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Proven Strategies To Resolve Conflict In The Workplace

Let's Grow Leaders

Ralph Kilmann, the co-creator of the Thomas Kilmann conflict mode instrument (TKI), discusses his lifelong work on how to resolve conflict and improve collaboration. Kilmann explains that his interest in conflict stems from his personal experiences growing up in a family affected by conflict and his academic studies on conflict management. He and his colleague developed the TKI assessment to measure the different ways people approach conflict, and it has become a widely used tool in organization

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13 Company Retreat Ideas to Re-energize Your Employees

Vantage Circle

Have you ever noticed a dip in your employees' enthusiasm? Are they slipping into the depths of unproductivity? Well, such a scenario requires your immediate attention. You must attempt to infuse vitality by breaking them free from rigorous routines. This is where the idea of a company retreat comes into the picture. It plays a significant role in rejuvenating your employees.

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eWOW 2023 Virtual Summit #OwnYourGrowth

At eWOW, we are all about holistic growth – personal and professional. Growth that goes beyond a job title and paycheck. This year, eWOW 2023 virtual summit focuses on owning your growth – an action plan that will help you chart your path to success that is unique to you.

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Self-Doubt vs. Confidence

International Coach Academy

A Coaching Power Tool By Julian Goodes, Executive Coach, AUSTRALIA Power Tool Self-Doubt vs. Confidence After having used some of the original coaching Power Tools from the International Coach Academy (ICA)in peer-to-peer sessions and witnessing their transformative effects, I felt compelled to create a power tool that resonates and can be immediately applied.

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Are you lonely, working from home? Here’s how to change that.

The Creative Life

You don't have to feel isolated, working from home. Here are 10 ways to reconnect The post Are you lonely, working from home? Here’s how to change that. appeared first on The Creative Life.

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Bridging Biases and Building Belonging: How Coaching Supports DEI

International Coaching Federation

In the realm of coaching, where personal and professional development intersect, the nuanced journey through Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) emerges as a critical exploration. This narrative delves into the profound impact coaches wield in navigating the complex landscape of biases, fostering belonging, and ultimately empowering individuals and organizations through DEI initiatives.

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Open Thread: How Are You Developing Your Personal Brand?

Corporette

Just like “influencer,” which sounded ridiculous when we first started hearing about it, the concept of “personal branding” seemed kind of silly when it became a thing several years ago — but now they’re common. We haven’t focused on personal branding since 2015 (!), so for today’s open thread, let’s talk about it!

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Top Techniques for Coaching Your Contact Center Agents

Speaker: Francoise Tourniaire - Founder of FT Works, Omid Razavi - Chief Advocacy Officer at SupportLogic, and Gregory Walker - Senior Product Manager at SupportLogic

The 'great resignation' and the 'great talent reshuffle' have impacted contact center and customer support staff as much, if not more than, any other part of the workforce. Couple that with a potentially volatile economy and it's clear that organizations must invest in innovative approaches if they want employees who are engaged and informed enough to significantly improve the customer experience and eliminate the high costs associated with agent attrition.

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How Do I Figure Out My Blind Spot and Hidden Motivations? #AskingForaFriend

Let's Grow Leaders

Practical Advice to Deal with a Blind Spot and Make it Work For You How do you become aware of a blind spot in your leadership? After all, that’s the point of a blind spot, right? In today’s #AskingForaFriend, I bring you an interview with Mike Maddock , serial entrepreneur, and best-selling author of several books including Plan D. He talks about why you should care about your blind spot and understand your “ghosts” and practical ways to get other perspectives.

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Simplify to Thrive: How Slow Living Helps us Grow our Businesses & Find Balance | by Ruby McGuire

The Coaching Tools Company

Originally Posted on The Coaching Tools Company as Simplify to Thrive: How Slow Living Helps us Grow our Businesses & Find Balance | by Ruby McGuire Slow living is a lifestyle philosophy. It's about intentionally slowing down the pace of your life, making mindful choices, and finding balance and contentment in the moment. It encourages you to step back from the fast-paced, "busy" mentality and instead embrace a more deliberate and intentional approach to life.

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Beware: People Pleasing is Hazardous to Your Health

International Coach Academy

A Research Paper By Kristen Webb, Decisions Coach, AUSTRALIA Why Is People Pleasing a Problem? To be selfless, dedicated to others, and helpful in any situation. To be nice, and always put the needs of others in front of your own. To go above and beyond the expectations of others for the overall betterment of the community. This sounds like it could be the introduction to a Citizen of the Year award, but it could also be the underlying belief system of a people pleaser and a health hazard.

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Work from home? 14 ways to be more productive.

The Creative Life

Working from home can be fantastic, freeing. But how do you stay productive when there are so many distractions? The post Work from home? 14 ways to be more productive. appeared first on The Creative Life.

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Is Training the Right Solution?

Speaker: Tim Buteyn

Let's set the scene: you’ve identified a critical performance gap in your organization and need to close that gap. A colleague suggests training, but you suspect there’s something going on that training can’t address. How can you determine if training is the right solution before you commit your budget and resources to a new training program? In this webinar, you will learn how to determine if training is the right solution using the Behavior Engineering Model.

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International Coaching Federation Announces 2024 Global Boards of Directors

International Coaching Federation

Lexington, Kentucky, USA—The International Coaching Federation (ICF) has finalized the 2024 ICF Global Enterprise Board of Directors, as well as the 2024 Boards for each of ICF’s six unique family organizations. “The Directors and Trustees for 2024 bring a wealth of diverse experience and expertise to ONE ICF, supporting various facets of the coaching profession,” said ICF CEO Magdalena Nowicka Mook. ” Their unique perspectives will allow us to continue our steadfast commitment to innovati

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Why a Company Needs a Visionary and an Integrator™

EOS Worldwide

If you own a business, you likely started out doing everything yourself. So, it can feel unnatural and difficult to let go of responsibilities as you start adding team members. However, if you want to take your business to the next level, you’ll need to have someone whose skills complement your own. That’s why a company needs a Visionary (aka CEO) and an Integrator (aka president) to succeed.

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Optimize Leadership Potential While Navigating the Complexities of a Hybrid Work Environment

Let's Grow Leaders

Episode 245: In this podcast episode, Felice Eckelman and Julie Cantor discuss the challenges and strategies for leading in a hybrid work environment. They emphasize the importance of intentionality in developing policies and creating connections among team members. They also address the need for training leaders to recognize and address bias, as well as the importance of setting boundaries and managing zoom fatigue.

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Flowchart diagrams — What they are and how to use them

MindManager

In today’s day and age, information overload is a constant challenge. The need for clear and concise ways to present complex ideas has become more important than ever. Flowchart diagrams have emerged as a powerful tool to simplify ideas, streamline workflows, and improve understanding. Studies have shown that visual aids, such as flowchart diagrams, can […] The post Flowchart diagrams — What they are and how to use them appeared first on MindManager Blog.

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Revitalizing Dry Content: A Lesson in Engagement

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

We’ve all been there. You’ve been given a pile of dry content and asked to create a compelling eLearning course. You’re determined to create something more engaging than the same old course that learners quickly click through, but how do you take this “boring” content and create something relevant and engaging? Many instructional designers will say, “Boring in means boring out.