Category: Mastering Leadership

This blog will draw upon the lessons Gregg Thompson has learned over the past 25 years working with some amazing companies and even more amazing leaders. The main overriding objective: to help you gain fresh insight into this very important social dimension we call leadership and incorporate this insight into the next chapter of your career.

The Optimistic Coach

Great coaches see the best in those they coach; however, I’ve noticed that their positive attitude extends toward the world and the future—an attitude that is infectious. They are unabashed purveyors of hope, an all-too-rare commodity in today’s world.

A Work in Progress … the Power of Self-Acceptance

Accomplished artists will often make numerous rough sketches of their final composition before putting brush to canvas. When we look at these sketches, we know they are simply preludes to the final masterpiece. We don’t judge the sketch negatively because it is incomplete. We know that it is a work in progress. The same applies […]

A Leadership Coach’s Philosophy of Life

I’ve had the great honor of being a leadership coach for the past 25 years. In the course of this work, I’ve had the opportunity to reflect on some of the most profound questions of morality, ethics, and values.

The Top 10 Coaching Mistakes

Everyone makes mistakes, even leaders and coaches. I am uniquely qualified to write this article, as I have made every one of these mistakes, some, embarrassingly, more than once. Here are 10 coaching mistakes and how you can avoid repeating them:

The Coaching Conversation and the Story

The human brain is an amazing organ. It comprises the same biological matter as the rest of the body, but remarkably, it somehow gives rise to consciousness and self-awareness. Despite years of research, scientists are still mystified by how it actually does this. Nobody really understands how living cells, sorted and connected in just the […]

Leadership Coaching … Touching Hearts?

Our final coaching conversation over coffee quickly turned uncomfortable, at least for me. “I was touched,” said my client. “I was touched in a very special way.” With a quick “thank you” in return, I tried to quickly change the topic to something not so emotionally charged. (My mind raced.… Is he a soccer fan? […]

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Getting the Most Out of Leadership Coaching

While coaching is a highly effective way of accelerating your development as a leader, it also represents a significant investment of time and money. Here are 14 ways to get the most out of your leadership coaching experience.