Enneagram

A Powerful Map for Effective Coaching – The E-Scale Process

Effective Coaching

What is your definition of effective coaching?

Many coaches I have spoken to or read about have defined effective coaching by using words such as support, challenge, develop, change, facilitate, collaborate, inspire etc. Despite these overlaps in how coaches describe what they are aiming to do, there are a multitude of approaches, frameworks, techniques and ethical viewpoints that promise to make you an effective coach.

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Empathy In Leadership

“Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard… …the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.

Peter F. Drucker

How do leaders build others’ personalities beyond their normal limitations? And equally important, how do leaders raise their own vision and performance beyond the limits of their own personality styles?

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Emotionally Intelligent Feedback

From The ‘F’ Word… to the ‘E’ Word

It has been shown that, along with a lack of skills and a lack of performance expectations, a lack of feedback is one of the biggest barriers to effective work performance (Lapid-Bogda, 2004).

This makes perfect sense doesn’t it?

To improve performance we all need an accurate reflection of our strengths (so that we can build on these) and our areas of needed improvement (so that we will know what to change).  If accurate and effective feedback is so important to individual and organizational success, why are so many employees and managers often unenthusiastic about the feedback process?

Surely if we can share information that will enhance performance and workplace relations we should relish the opportunity to give and receive feedback!

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Beyond Your Box

What Motivates You?

If you’re in the business of developing people and growing human potential, consider for a moment these questions:

  • What motivates you to do this kind of work?
  • What really stimulates and inspires you about your job?
  • What aids and supports you in bringing out the best in others?
  • What would take your coaching and mentoring relationships to that next level?

Many people development professionals are inspired by helping individuals and teams expand their potential, enhance their performance, and reach goals beyond the barriers that had held them back before. As coaches, mentors, and managers we are stimulated and greatly encouraged by the positive shifts people make as a result of our coaching and mentoring conversations with them.

But most coaches, mentors, and managers eventually reach a point in their professional development where they look for something more – something to expand their own performance and effectiveness. When this happens we search for a training course, a book, new method, or an assessment tool that will open up new avenues of intervention for us.

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Helen Palmer and the Enneagram

Who is Helen Palmer?

Amongst the world’s foremost experts on the Enneagram, Helen Palmer has over 30 years’ experience in both promoting Enneagram studies and in teaching others how to utilise the Enneagram model for self-development.

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Using The Enneagram In Business

Why the Enneagram?

The Enneagram is being used in business more and more with organisations such as Disney, Sony, Johnson & Johnson all using it to enhance business performance.  The question is why is the Enneagram so beneficial to us and to organisations?

In order to understand how the Enneagram can be useful in the business arena we need to look at some of the questions that are fundamental to our self-identity and can run as a background murmur in our interactions with others.

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