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"Coaching" Blog Posts

September 21, 2022

What Makes a Great Coach? – 5 Essential Qualities

"A conversation can be subtly steered so that someone will come to a conclusion and make a decision themselves. And this is the ultimate catalyst for change." - Joe Morris

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September 14, 2022

Sports Coaching Business Lessons

Elite sport and grassroots sport inhabit different worlds. One's cutthroat and zero-sum, the other's full of positives for learning, resilience, collaboration, and self-confidence

June 23, 2022

Talking About Performance - My Expert Interview With Anna Wildman

Performance conversations are often awkward and sometimes demoralizing. Here's how you can change things for the better using the CEDAR Model

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December 30, 2020

Teachers – The Good, the Bad, and the Unwilling

Good teachers have the power to inspire and empower. But bad teachers are just as memorable and influential – though for all the wrong reasons

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January 8, 2019

Learning From Experience – #MTtalk Roundup

“People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.” ― Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist Facing a new year, I've always wondered what the next 12 months may hold. Perhaps if I knew what was going to happen I'd be able to plan better. However, even with planned events I don't always feel […]

January 3, 2019

Who Said We Can't Change?

What makes a high performer? Is it hard work and commitment, or a more strategic application of effort? For Marc Effron, it's all of the above, but the second approach is the deal breaker. The subtitle of his new book, "8 Steps to High Performance," says it all: "Focus on What You Can Change (Ignore […]

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December 6, 2018

Putting the "Human" Back Into Human Resources

In recent years, artificial intelligence and robotics have been hailed as efficiency boosters in all kinds of situations. But, while there's no doubting the helpfulness of new technology, where does it leave the human? Should we become more robotic ourselves, or is it better for us to focus on areas that are out of reach […]

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July 24, 2018

What Do Top Performers Do Differently? – #MTtalk Roundup

“When you truly study top performers in any field, what sets them apart is not their physical skill; it is how they control their minds." – Tina Brown, British journalist and author An Unlikely Champion The Comrades Marathon is one of South Africa's annual sporting highlights. It's a 56 mile (90 kilometer) ultra marathon that takes […]

March 7, 2017

#MTtalk: Coaching Skills for Managers

Recently, I wrote about a time early in my career when I was perfectionistic, impatient and difficult to work with. I also mentioned that I was fortunate enough to end up with a boss who spotted my potential and took the time to coach me. Today I'd like to tell you what he did and how […]

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February 28, 2017

Coaching Skills for Managers: Good, Bad, and the Ugly

Please join us! What: #MTtalk Where: Twitter When: Friday, Mar 3 @ 1pm EST (6pm GMT) Topic: Coaching Skills for Managers Host: @Mind_Tools About this Week’s Chat When I was younger, "running" was very much a four-letter word, as I firmly believed I was just not designed to do it. I played hockey, and after school […]

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