Tag: Bluepoint Leadership

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:

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.

Imagine … Leadership!

The vast majority of articles on leadership are directed at leaders themselves. But what does good leadership look like through the eyes of those being led? For a moment, put yourself in their place.