Monthly Archives: October 2015

LEADERSHIP V MICRO MANAGEMENT

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GLOBAL EXECUTIVE ,LIFE and CAREER COACHING GROUP

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Become a member of the Global Executive, Business, Life and Career coaching group on linked in

ABOUT THIS GROUP

 GROUP MANDATE and ETHICS : A global networking group  for life,business,executive and career coaches to enable sharing of resources,best practice and ethical business development. The group is supported by a free clipboard magazine – BEING A COACH

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GLOBAL PHILOSPHY GROUP

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Become a LinkedIn member and then Join the Global Philosophy Linkedin Group and participate in discussions and grow your network /share specific topics of interest

ABOUT THIS GROUP

A group to enable networking amongst people involved and interested in developing greater understanding of life through philosophical thought and action

https://www.linkedin.com/groups/GLOBAL-PHILOSOPHY-GROUP

More about LinkedIn

  1. Finding and Joining a Group

    You can find and join LinkedIn groups by searching for groups from the Search field at the top of your homepage. Please note that there may be multiple groups on LinkedIn for…

  2. Inviting or Connecting with People on LinkedIn

    You can ask someone to join your professional network by sending them an invitation to connect. If they accept your invitation, they’ll become a 1st-degree connection. We…

  3. Signing Up to Join LinkedIn

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LEADERSHIP AND SIGNATURE PRESENCE

SIGNATURE PRESENCE

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“The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” Chinese Proverb

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SIGNATURE PRESENCE : A study suggests that top leaders have 7 attributes that make them outstanding in their field. They are…

  • Technical Competence. This is  business literacy and a grasp of one’s field. If you don’t know the ins and outs of your business, you’re going to be at a serious disadvantage when facing the competition. Become an obsessive student of your business field until you know intimately how it works.
  • Conceptual Skills. This is a faculty for abstract thinking. It includes what Jonathan Swift called “seeing the invisible” ie visualising where people can go and what they can achieve. Practise taking time out just to play with your thoughts of where you and your team can go.
  • Track Record. This is a history of achieving results. Your track record enhances your credibility and therefore your authority. Don’t let any kind of achievement go by without recording it and using it to let people know you’re a person who gets results.
  • People Skills. Of all the people skills that you need to have to get people working with you, the top 3 are the ability to communicate, motivate, and delegate.Make up your mind to develop these three skills until you are a master.
  • Taste. The idea of “taste” is an intuitive sense of where talent lies. The great leaders are those who spot the potential right under their nose. When others just see people as resources on a balance sheet, successful leaders see them as potential to be developed. Get a taste for the talent in your team.
  • Judgment. Few leaders today are able to operate in perfect conditions. More often than not, they have to take decisions in imperfect conditions. That’s when their judgment comes into play. When time is short, when the data is lacking, great leaders rely on intuition to get them through. Make that sixth sense your best friend.
  • Character. Character means the qualities that define who you are. Not personality. Personality is your outward public face. But character is based on the values inside that matter more than anything else. Decide what yours are and how important they are to you.This establishes ” signature presence”

BOOKS ON LEADERSHIP EXCELLENCE

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LEADERSHIP QUOTES

  • “A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent.” –Anonymous
  • “No person can be a great leader unless he takes genuine joy in the successes of those under him.” –W. H. Auden
  • “Good leaders make people feel that they’re at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that gives their work meaning.” –Warren Bennis
  • “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself, or to get all the credit for doing it.” — Andrew Carnegie
  • “A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.” –Rosalynn Carter
  • “Perhaps the most central characteristic of authentic leadership is the relinquishing of the impulse to dominate others.” –David Cooper
  • “The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.” — Max DePree
  • “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” –Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • “A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting. A boss is interested in himself or herself, a leader is interested in the group.” –Russell H. Ewing
  • “Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions. ” — Harold Geneen
  • “One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.” –Arnold Glasow
  • “All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership. ” — John Kenneth Galbraith
  • “The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet.” –Theodore Hesburgh
  • “The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on… The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense, without the grace of genius, can deal with successfully.” –Walter Lippmann
  • “Leadership is getting someone to do what they don’t want to do, to achieve what they want to achieve.” –Tom Landry
  • “Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.” –John Maxwell
  • “The real leader has no need to lead– he is content to point the way.” — Henry Miller
  • “The leader must know, most know that he knows, and must be able to make it abundantly clear to those about him that he knows.” –Clarence B. Randall
  • “The person who know “how” will always have job. The person who knows “why” will always be his boss.” –Diane Ravitch
  • “A true leader is hated by most, and respected by all. A follower is liked by all, and respected by none.” –Scott Smigler
  • “Integrity is the most valuable and respected quality of leadership. Always keep your word.” –Brian Tracey
  • “You know what makes leadership? It is the ability to get men to do what they don’t want to do and like it.” –Harry S. Truman
  • “Leadership is not the private reserve of a few charismatic men and women. It is a process ordinary people use when they are bringing forth the best from themselves and others.” –Unknown
  • “Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.” –Thomas J. Watson
  • “Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish.” –Sam Walton

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PORTFOLIO LIFESTYLE / CAREER

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One aspect of my coaching work with clients is to help them develop and implement a portfolio approach . Some of these shared insights may be of use to you: 

1. A portfolio career is the pursuit of more than one income source simultaneously, usually by applying the various skills you’ve developed throughout your career to different types of work. For example, you could combine consulting with part-time work, teaching at a local college and freelance writing. You could use your speaking and facilitation skills to lead workshops at companies or educational institutions. You could even develop your own product or service. 

2. A Portfolio lifestyle involves a balanced lifestyle including earning your income from a variety of sources. For example, you might work on freelance contracts or as a part-time employee for several organisations, and perhaps also run a business.

  • In this way of working income is gained from several sources
  • It is popular with those who have specific skills that are in demand by different organisations.
  •  At different times you might combine self-employment with, for example, short-term contracts or part-time, temporary or project work.
  •  Each job adds skills and experience to your portfolio.
  •  This type of work allows flexibility and can also be secure.
  •  A balance can be struck between paid and unpaid work and an improved lifestyle

Working with several clients I have noticed that some attributes or qualities help to underpin success including : 

  •  some risk tolerance and courage,
  •  high self motivation and resilience , 
  •  adequate personal finances
  • curious an interested in continuous personal development ,
  • good interpersonal , self marketing and networking skills, 
  •  seeking appropriate support from others
  • willingness to take on new challenges and 
  • able to multi task.

“The quality of your life is proportional to the quality of the questions you ask?”

Anthony Robbins

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If you are considering a portfolio approach an effective initial stage is to reflect carefully and consider specific criteria:

  • What aspects of my personality  and values help me to be a good fit for specific components of my portfolio ?
  • What existing skills and experience should I capitalise on?
  • What interests or hobbies might I expand on or cultivate further?
  • What new education might I need to complete?
  •  What new skills or experience might I need if I want to include in my portfolio an area of interest or something totally new to me?
  •  How will I research and test different possibilities?
  •  What balance do I want between leisure,family,friends and work time ?
  •  What are my financial requirements  in order to support myself and my family?
  • What resources and support can I call on as I make this journey?
  •  What  financial investment might I need?
  •  What systems and infrastructure will I need in place? 
  •  Can I generate passive sources of income?

GUIDING  THOUGHT :   STOP ,THINK and then ACT when well informed – there are 168 hours in a week  ( and typically for one third of that we sleep!)  –  so how many of your  approximately 100 waking  hours will you spend on each component ?

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PROCESS

  • Consider the vision for your initial portfolio – What do you want more of and less of in your life?
  • Understand the requirements for each component
  • Analyse the gap between your current knowledge and skills and the portfolio component
  • Consider how to fill the gap ( Education , Training, Reading, Working in a similar business to learn the ropes ,Speaking to people working in that area , etc.)
  •  SELECT FROM OPTIONS DEVELOPED

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory  – Engels

Having thought through and settled on at least some initial portfolio components you are ready to:

  • Research the enablers for that option
  •  Understand the time commitments involved
  • Estimate any costs involved and income generated  where appropriate
  • Develop an implementation plan
  • Move to implementation – learning as you do so

Action Process

Using the knowledge gained from your planning and preparation establish the components of your initial portfolio based on the best mix for you right now .

For example this could be any mix of components such as   :

  •  Own business ( wide range of possibilities)
  •  Franchise ( wide range of possibilities)
  • Non Executive Director
  •  Interim Management
  • Contract/Temporary work
  •  Consultancy
  •  Coaching in various fields
  •  Charity paid and unpaid work
  •  Voluntary work
  •  Magistrate
  •  Local Politics
  •  Trustee roles
  • Writing – technical /fiction

This is the secret – the repertoire. You have to try to consolidate your repertoire. It is a big step if you know how to do that.  Cecilia Bartoli

A portfolio approach implies an ongoing , flexible and evolving journey. The components of your portfolio can change and evolve. Consolidation, nurturing, sustaining and developing become essential drivers

Some components can be removed if they are not meeting your needs or criteria.

New components can be added as you learn more and discover new possibilities.

In this sense it is worth reviewing and evaluating progress at key stages to see what needs to change as well as being constantly curious and actively researching new possibilities.

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  • NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS : Coaching via Skype / Facetime / 1 to 1 meetingsMy career experience includes HR Director and senior executive roles in Barclays plc and Tesco plc leading major transformation and complex change programmes reporting at Board level .I have an MBA, BA and I am a member of the  Association for Coaching. I am an accredited coach with over 12 years of private client coaching experience and as an associate consultant with Penna (UK) dealing with career, life,executive and business coaching and counselling. I work in mentoring and coaching partnerships with executives to help achieve gains of importance to them.I help people of all ages, different cultures and job levels to understand more about themselves, their impact on others and how to develop across major dimensions in life.
    I respect the integrity and confidentiality of my clients building on their existing great skills and abilities and evolving enhanced self guidance : ” No one in the world was ever you before, with your particular gifts and abilities and possibilities.”Specialties: Holistic / systemic approach to coaching
  • Achieving a portfolio lifestyle
  • Remote coaching via Skype and Apple Facetime
  • Coaching for Executive performance /High Potential including C level
  • Senior Executive mentoring
  • First 100 days
  • Career Coaching/portfolio lifestyle
  • Coaching for powerful presentations
  • Life Coaching
  • Executive advice on staff insight surveys
  • Facilitating key meetings and C- level strategic retreats engaging around people decisions that flow from business choices
  • Business/HR Strategy ,Change Leadership
  • Communications strategy
  • Psychometrics,NLP,Emotional Intelligence
  • Confidence&Self Esteem
  • Creativity coaching
  • Independent Consulting propositions coaching
  • Non Executive director coaching
  • Business Report/White Paper writing
  • Graduate career coaching

Just a thought :

Five frogs are sitting on a log.
Four decide to jump off. How many are left? 

Answer: five. Why? Because there’s a difference between deciding and doing.

Mark Feldman

For a free exploratory discussion on 1 to 1 or GROUP learning/coaching sessions contact me on:

cobbep@gmail.com

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via  my Linked In Profile

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