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Presentation Nerves?

Twice in the past few months I have worked with clients who have been petrified at the th....ought of doing a presentation........ the first was to the staff........ all of whom he
Giving a great presentation http://www.pluspartnership.com/our-blog/presentation-nerves/

Are you finding your successor?


For the last year or so I have been working with 3 members of the Executive team at a professional services firm. The firm has been phenomenally successful and the team members I worked with had all worked in the company for many years; one of them had ne... http://www.pluspartnership.com/our-blog/are-you-finding-your-successor/

Don’t Dismiss Office Politics – Teach It!

........nbsp........ Many promising executives derail sometime during their careers........ often because they weren........t very good at office politics. Not playing the political game is often seen as a good thi
An Article from the Wall Street Journal by Jeffrey Pfeffer, the Thomas D. Dee II professor of organizational behavior at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and author of "Power: Why Some People Have Itand Others Don't." http://www.pluspartnership.com/our-blog/dont-dismiss-office-politics-teach-it/

All Aboard

Last week I had lunch with a friend of mine who runs a marketing services company. He had.... been asked by one of his clients to prepare a series of videos of interviews with the CEO
Why companies should be assimilating their senior hires more effectively. http://www.pluspartnership.com/our-blog/all-aboard/

Ethicability

The need to make difficult decisions with integrity and conviction has never been greater.............nbsp........ Corruption........ environmental disasters........ the economic downturn and human catastrophes are dominating the headlines.
A book review from Maren Donata Urschel http://www.pluspartnership.com/our-blog/ethicability/

How Coachable Are You?

Henry David Thoreau observed........ ........ldquo........It is as hard to see oneself as to look backwards without turning around.........rdquo........ I........rsquo........m inclined to agree.........nbsp........ On a scale from 1
More about Feedback, http://www.pluspartnership.com/our-blog/how-coachable-are-you/

Are We Programmed To Be Optimistic?

A couple of months ago a client revealed the changes that were going to be introduced in h....is company. He could only see the negative aspects of the change and the potentially negat
http://www.pluspartnership.com/our-blog/are-we-programmed-to-be-optimistic/

How to Coach with NLP

This a must read for every ........lsquo........coach........rsquo........ As an experienced Executive Performance Coach whose toolkit already includes NLP I was.... expecting a light holiday read. I was wrong. I now have a reference book that I pick ever
by -Robbie Steinhouse Prentice Hall Business (2010) http://www.pluspartnership.com/our-blog/how-to-coach-with-nlp/

How Coaches Must Adapt to Move Forward

I........rsquo........ve just watched an interview with Sir John Whitmore ........http................changetalks.com........home........changetalk........interview........sir........john........whitmore............ ........nbsp........and been rather surprised by the content.
Words of Wisdom from Sir John Whitmore http://www.pluspartnership.com/our-blog/how-coaches-must-adapt-to-move-forward/

Are you wearing a mask?

Two psychologists........ Peter Borkenau and Anette Liebler of Bielefeld University in Germany got a stranger to wa....lk into a room........ sit behind a desk and read aloud a weather report. The others in the room knew nothing ab
(this is not a joke!) Two psychologists, Peter Borkenau and Anette Liebler of Bielefeld University in Germany got a stranger to walk into a room, sit behind a desk and read aloud a weather report. http://www.pluspartnership.com/our-blog/are-you-wearing-a-mask/

The ‘Jack Welch Formula’

Executive Coaches........ Plus Partnership first started working with this client when he was Finance Director and ....before the CEO had resigned. It was clear from that time together that he and the CEO had
Last week I was with a client who, a year ago, was appointed CEO of the company where he had worked for over 10 years, all of them in the finance function. http://www.pluspartnership.com/our-blog/the-jack-welch-formula/

Steve Jobs Broke Every Leadership Rule. Don't Try It Yourself.

Steve Jobs was not a consensus........builder but a dictator who listened mainly to his own intuition. He was a maniacal microma....nager. He had an astonishing aesthetic sense
This article from Joe Nocera in The New York Times argues that Steve Jobs violated every rule of management. http://www.pluspartnership.com/our-blog/steve-jobs-broke-every-leadership-rule-dont-try-it-yourself/

Google or Giggle?

Recently I went to see a prospective client in a large multi........national company. As the PA led me to the meeting room I had to pass through an enormous r
Are quiet,open plan offices productive or should employees be seen to enjoying themselves? http://www.pluspartnership.com/our-blog/google-or-giggle/

..when change is hard cont'

The third part of the book is important because it is argued that alongside motivating th....e ........lsquo........elephant........rsquo........ and the ........lsquo........rider........rsquo........ it is as important to determine the path that they follow
Following on from yesterdays post, we continue with "change" as defined by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. http://www.pluspartnership.com/our-blog/when-change-is-hard-cont/

Switch. How to Change Things When Change Is Hard (1)

One of the recurring themes when we are Coaching people is the desire they have for Chang....e........ often to change themselves in ways that they can usually articulate quite well
In 2 parts, these articles are based on the recurring themes of what people want when Plus Partnership are Coaching them; the desire they have for change and their desire to change the dynamics in their team or company. http://www.pluspartnership.com/our-blog/switch-how-to-change-things-when-change-is-hard-1/

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