Category Archives: coaching skills

Mitch Joel v Johnny Cash. Or How to Get Your Head in the Game

At the upcoming Great Work MBA, Mitch Joel will be delving into How to Be Digital on Thursday Nov 114th.  Mitch is one of the great commentators on business in the digital age.  In this video I’m drawing on the wisdom of another … Continue reading

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How to Make Your Training More Sticky

Winston Churchill said of democracy that it was the worst form of government … except for all the others. The same could be said of training and its relation to behaviour change. In this this short video, I find a way … Continue reading

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Twofer Tuesday: Fear, Coaching and Better Email Responses

Earlier today, I posted these two articles to LinkedIn, and wanted to share them here on the blog as well. Is fear one of the coach’s best tools? I think it might be … but possibly not how you’re thinking … Continue reading

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Is this the future of teams?

We get to bump into smart people in our work at Box of Crayons, and one of those very smart people is Dave Aron, someone who is part of the cutting-edge of Gartner’s thinking around leadership. He’s been wrestling with … Continue reading

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My Best Facilitation Tips: How I Engage a Group

One of the pleasures of my job is in leading our Box of Crayons’ programs. As every manager who has ever facilitated a meeting, or coached a group of people knows, facilitation can be a daunting task. Recently I worked … Continue reading

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Webinar: The Four Counterintuitive Truths of Successful Manager Coaching

I’m running a useful webinar on Thursday at 8am Eastern. Sign up here if you’re curious. Here’s the blurb Coaching is an essential part of most learning and development strategies – people and organizations flourish when managers have good coaching … Continue reading

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6 Things I Taught (and Learned) at Two Recent Conferences

I’ve been on the stage a fair bit these last two weeks, with two big gigs in Toronto at the HRPA conference and in London at the Learning & Technologies conference. I’ve felt a little bit like a deep sea … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Inspire Your Employees to Learn

Photo by Uku Praks If I gave you the choice between 1.) a team who weren’t learning and weren’t growing or, 2.) some people who were committed to both increasing and fulfilling their potential, which one would you pick? Tricky, … Continue reading

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Why Employee Learning Matters

What’s your shark? Woody Allen summed it up nicely: A relationship, I think, is like a shark, you know? It has to constantly move forward or it dies. And I think what we got on our hands is a dead … Continue reading

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