By Barbara J. Cormack (France) It is not leadership from any one person that is required; it is an aspect of leadership each of us summons from within. In this respect, the same qualities we have sought in one person can be found distributed among many people who learn, in
By Floyd W. Carlson (USA) Charlie did not want to share his knowledge with his team or peers. Charlie believed that by keeping the knowledge to himself, he was making himself indispensable and protecting his job. Charlie was very knowledgeable in what he did, but he was not a
By Karen Keller Ph.D. (USA) Part One in our series on Coaching Leaders. Confidence is foundational to leadership and influence when coaching leaders, but it is the one characteristic that is truly lacking in many emerging leaders. I see some leaders exhibit bravado and false self-confidence, but have a
By Catherine Joyce (United Kingdom) Fifteen years into the new century, we live and work in a faster changing business environment than ever before. The business leadership landscape is changing constantly and not only is it moving fast, but it is complex, uncertain and ambiguous for many leaders today.
Positive Coaching ‘Positive intelligence’ is viewed as a crucial asset on the road to coaching success
By André Ribeiro (United Kingdom) Positive intelligence is a new term in the world of executive coaching as is positive psychology. But, as happened with emotional intelligence some 30 years ago, “positive psychology” is already revolutionising the way we look at coaching and performance. One of the gurus of
By Anne M. Bachrach (USA) Accountability is one of the basic disciplines of doing business and increasing success. Yet, organisations often find it next to impossible to create a successful accountability culture. Companies that do manage to have high levels of accountability also achieve greater success. The ones that
By Rosana Nedelciu – iCN Journalist (Romania) In a time when more and more people feel the need to leave their mark on the world by becoming leaders, it takes a special kind of courage to show that you actually believe in someone other than yourself. Simply because that
By Namita Sinha (India) “The hardest thing about being famous is that people are always nice to you. You're in a conversation and everybody's agreeing with what you're saying - even if you say something totally crazy. You need people who can tell you what you don't want to
By Krisztina Csurgo – iCN Journalist (Hungary/Egypt) Great and memorable leaders in the history made such a huge impact on people’s lives that they are still with us and being unforgettable while in a lot of cases the modern corporate world hardly can define what an outstanding leader would
By Taryn Harris (South Africa) What makes you “buy in” to you and others? You invest in yourself because it's important to you. You choose to do something and commit to act on it because it will benefit you and you feel it will serve you and your objectives.