Becoming A Coaching Leader: Overcoming Common Challenges
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by Amy Kan
1w ago
Navigating the Challenges of Coaching Leadership In our pursuit of becoming coaching leaders, we must recognize that the path isn’t always smooth. Like any new skill, coaching leadership takes practice and presents unique challenges. When navigated effectively, these challenges can elevate your team's performance and amplify your leadership impact. Let’s explore some common obstacles and strategies to overcome them. Time Constraints Perhaps the biggest pitfall, especially in the beginning, is time constraints. As leaders, juggling numerous responsibilities makes it challenging to allocat ..read more
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Becoming a Coaching Leader: Unleash Your Team's Full Potential
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by Amy Kan
8M ago
Part 2 of our 3-article series on coaching leadership. In our ever-evolving business landscape, one leadership style continues to stand out as a game-changer: the coaching leader. Building on my previous article about the immense value of being a great coach to your team, let's delve into the essential qualities and strategies that make a coaching leader extraordinary. Active Listening: As a coaching leader, listening is your superpower. Pay close attention to your team's concerns, ideas, and aspirations. Show them that their voices are not just heard but deeply valued. This builds trust and ..read more
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From 'Command and Control' to Coaching Leadership: Unlocking Team Potential
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by Amy Kan
9M ago
Part one in a three-article series on the power of coaching for leaders. In an era marked by rapid technological advancements and a dynamic global marketplace, the traditional 'command and control' style of leadership has found itself increasingly out of step with the needs and aspirations of today's workforce. This antiquated approach, characterized by top-down decision-making, rigid hierarchies, and strict supervision, once held sway over many organizations. However, its limitations have become apparent in the face of ever-evolving challenges and changing employee expectations. Why 'Command ..read more
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Effective Delegation: An Underutilized Skill for Developing Your Team and Yourself
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by Amy Kan
11M ago
Delegation, much like feedback, is often hailed as a cornerstone of effective leadership. When done right, it allows leaders to empower their team members, foster growth, and achieve higher levels of productivity. Unfortunately, I find that for most managers, it is the skill that most often holds them back because rather than delegate well, more often than not, they don't delegate at all. Many managers I speak with think of delegation as handing work off to someone else, relinquishing control, and/or dumping their work on someone else, rather than considering delegation as a development tool ..read more
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Demystifying Executive Presence: How to Give and Receive Effective Feedback
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by Amy Kan
11M ago
I often say that feedback is a gift but, let’s face it: that isn’t always the case. When feedback is given with clarity and specificity, as a two-way conversation, and with the intention to help the receiver succeed, it’s invaluable. But too often, people get feedback that they don’t know what to do with, lost in terms they don’t understand, terms such as executive presence. Read more about demystifying executive presence ..read more
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Self-Awareness is Key to Success. Here are 5 Ways to Improve It.
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by Amy Kan
1y ago
Have you ever left a meeting with your boss more confused than when you went in? Or perhaps you’ve been the one giving direction to a team member, to find out later they got it totally wrong. What about participating in a Zoom meeting where the host doesn’t allow space for anyone to comment, interject, or express their views? There are countless examples of poor communication from leaders who lack the self-awareness to realize they are failing to get their messages across and it results in missed deadlines, failed projects, and frustrated employees. Read More ..read more
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The Benefits of Executive Coaching for High Performing Teams: Unlocking Your Team's Potential
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by Amy Kan
1y ago
As a business leader, you know that your team's performance is crucial to the success of your organization. But even the most high-performing teams can hit a plateau and struggle to take their performance to the next level. That's where executive coaching comes in. By working with a coach, your team can gain valuable insights, develop key skills, and unlock their full potential. One of the key benefits of executive coaching is that it helps individuals and teams identify and overcome obstacles that are preventing them from reaching their full potential. For example, a coach might help a team ..read more
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Amy Kan On How To Listen Effectively To Succeed Personally And Professionally
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by Doug Noll
1y ago
An Interview with Doug Noll It’s hard to be a good listener. We are programmed to want to talk, and to share. It takes effort to stop and to listen. But anyone who has achieved great success will tell you that listening is such an important quality to have. What are some ways that influential people have learned to listen, to succeed both personally and professionally? As a part of this series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Amy Kan. Amy Kan is an executive coach, leadership development trainer and advocate for women’s leadership. She is the founder and lead coach at The Workplace Initiat ..read more
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3 Ways You Can Build Leadership For High Performing Teams
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by Amy Kan
1y ago
Organizational leadership is changing. Gone are the days when most organizations embrace strict top-down hierarchies. These days the focus is on collaboration, agility, and a greater reliance on teams. For teams to be successful, the way we think of team leadership must also change. The singular team leader as ‘stage director,' assigning roles and calling the shots, needs to make way for a shared team leadership model, in which each member of the team is responsible for leading when the business need and the team member's strengths align. To encourage greater leadership among members of your ..read more
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6 Things to Help You Make Good Decisions in Bad Times
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by Amy Kan
1y ago
The COVID-19 pandemic is hitting every part of our lives—health and well-being, finances and job security, family, and community—in every part of the world. When we are living in a period of deep uncertainty, without context or precedent, it can be easy to make bad decisions. In fact, studies show that faced with stress, our ability to make balanced decisions is compromised. Instead, we make decisions primarily based on positive rewards, while overlooking negative consequences. Given that we make decisions all the time, how can we ensure, even during this time of crisis, that the decisions we ..read more
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