#59: Coaching with Costas: Speaking Up at work
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3d ago
Speaking Up at work Speaking up at work” is the central topic of this fifth episode of “Coaching with Costas”. Below are a few main pointers: Speaking up at work is an essential part of one’s career. The fear of how it could be received should not be the reason why you don’t do it. There are two categories of speaking up: sharing an opinion, and wanting to effect change. The former is usually a microcosm of the latter. Trying to effect change is more difficult and requires you to offer a series of solutions. Cognitive diversity results in better outcomes for the organisation. Remind yourself ..read more
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#58: Coaching with Costas: What’s wrong with Politics?
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by Stepsero
2M ago
Impostor thoughts or growth mindset? In this fourth episode of “Coaching with Costas”, we discuss how to deal with office politics. Below are the main highlights of our chat: Office politics often have a negative connotation. However that does not have to be the case. It is not either performance or politics. One does not exclude the other. If anything, politics do affect performance, so withdrawing from it may be naive and counterproductive. Poor leadership is one of the reasons why office politics have acquired a negative connotation over time.  Having a great point of view and ..read more
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#56: Coaching with Costas: Impostor thoughts or growth mindset?
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by Stepsero
4M ago
Impostor thoughts or growth mindset? In this second episode of “Coaching with Costas”, we discuss the “Impostor Phenomenon”. Below are the main highlights of our chat: It is natural to have impostor thoughts if you push yourself towards growth. The impostor phenomenon is a symptom of success. It is often born out of a natural tendency for self-growth and self-improvement. The more you achieve, the more you might fear that those who look up to you will discover that you are not as good as you should be. Some studies suggest that impostor thoughts are born or child roles and family dynam ..read more
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#55: Coaching with Costas: The work-life conundrum
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by Stepsero
5M ago
The work-life conundrum In this first episode of the miniseries “Coaching with Costas”, Costas addresses the work-life conundrum.  Below are a few notable highlights:  Try to figure out which times of the day you are most effective at work, and in which times are best for you to carry out mundane tasks instead. Once you have done that, plan your time accordingly by time-blocking. Some techniques are very useful for you to focus and manage your time. One example is the Pomodoro technique, which helps you work in 25-minute blocks. One other example is the 3-3-3 technique. Prioritise w ..read more
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#54: The relationship between body and psyche​
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by Stepsero
8M ago
The relationship between body and psyche In this episode, we welcome executive and mental coach Marta Michniewicz. In our chat, we cover a variety of topics, including:  The relationship between body and psyche, and the bio-psycho-social model. The effects of treating your body the right way Therapy as a vessel Individual change and organisational change The impact of leadership Our Guest: Marta Michniewicz Executive and mental coach with extensive experience in the healthcare industry. Marta has worked in a variety of roles from providing psychosomatic body therapy to clients in clini ..read more
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#53: Technology and remote work
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by Stepsero
9M ago
Leaders and remote work Kem Boggs joins Stepsero to share her thoughts on the role of leaders in a remote work environment.  Below are a few main takeaways:  The changes that occurred in the past few years forced many companies into a globally distributed and remote model. Many organizations are still in the adaptation phase. Leaders face an increasingly difficult position, as they now need to consolidate their vision and communication more than ever. Technology can help leaders offer the same experience to employees, regardless of whether they work remotely or not. Technology can m ..read more
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#52: A chat with Richard Turner from Employees Health
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by Stepsero
9M ago
A chat with Richard Turner from Employees Health Richard Turner, Director at Employees Health, joins the Stepsero podcast to discuss how to improve employees’ health and well-being.  Here are a few main takeaways:  What is the point of going through life if we aren’t happy, fulfilled, and healthy? Richard’s mission is to help professionals keep an optimal health state for as long as possible. With our world being set up to be so negative these days, it is crucial that we focus on positivity, which in turn will help us achieve happiness and well-being.   Companies should strive ..read more
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#51: Leadership and trust
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by Stepsero
11M ago
Leadership and trust In this episode of the Stepsero podcast, we discuss leadership and trust with Leo Wang.  Here are some useful pointers:  It is important that your team members operate according to a shared set of values they adhere to and engage with. Letting your team know early on that you have their best interest at heart might help establish a baseline of trust. However, sharing your intentions is not as important as actually delivering on what you have promised. It is great to look at experienced leaders, while trying to define your own leadership style. When moving from a ..read more
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#49: Effective Coaching with Costas Kalisperas
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by Stepsero
1y ago
Effective Coaching with Costas Kalisperas In this episode, Costas Kalisperas shares some precious insights about coaching and building trust.  Below are a few notable highlights:  While most companies offer training for technical knowledge, few offer their leaders opportunities to acquire key behavioural skills, which are critical for building trust, forming alliances and creating inclusive thinking environments. When coaching is offered, it is usually imposed on leaders as a behavioural “remedy”. Instead, coaching should be offered to the best executives and the next generation of ..read more
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#48: Mental Well-being at work: a chat with Thomas Forstner
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by Stepsero
1y ago
Mental well-being at work with Thomas Forstner Thomas Forstner joins the Stepsero podcast to discuss mental well-being at work, focus, and vulnerability. Here are some takeaways from our chat: In recent times, many companies have provided their employees with some useful resources, including tools for online therapy. As great as these may be, however, they should come as part of a wider strategy to foster mental well-being at work. A “productized approach” to people can be helpful to developing your company and removing part of the uncertainty (and fluff) that professionals experience at work ..read more
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