Posts tagged Strategic Operator
I love this model courtesy of Sir John Whitmore – GROW
GROW is the most globally recognised coaching model
It can be used formally in a coaching session
Or for on the spot coaching / corridor coaching
It can be used in a 121 meeting, on the telephone or a quick 10 minute chat
Using a coaching style can really develop and empower people.
What is GROW?
GROW is an anacronym with stands for:
G = GOAL (What shall we work on or talk about?)
R = REALITY (What is the current reality? What’s happened so far?)
O = OPTIONS (What are the possible solutions? What are the options? What are the pros and cons of the possibilities?)
W = WAY FORWARD (What is the best way forward? What are the next steps?)
The skill in using the model is to ask questions and not give the solution / answer
Business Coaching: about enhancing business performance
Business Mentoring: coaching in a particular aspect of the business eg Finance
Career Coaching: about enhancing career prospects
Life Coaching: about enhancing personal satisfaction in life
Executive Coaching deals with all of the above areas.Typically an executive coach will work to build self-awareness and responsibilty that will lead to sustainable change. More >
Is change affecting you directly either at home or at work?
Do you know where you want to be in 20 years time and would you like to know how to get there?
If so then Enabling Transitions will make it happen.
Transitions are when an individual, team or organisation “move” from one place, state, form or style to another. It could be a career transition, a life transition, culture change or organisational restructure. Transitions are “change”
The world of work and business is changing rapidly at the moment and there seems to be a high level of economic uncertainty. For many people this constant and rapid change can make them feel out of control. This in turn can create distress and stress. If you are a business leader having to manage Change can be equally as difficult and stressful. One way of combating the impact of change is to get in control and if you are a leader help others to understand Change. Here are 10 Quick Tips to boost your ability to cope with Change. More >
Being a technical expert in your field will have got you to a certain level in your business or career, however the more successful you are the more it is necessary to demonstrate a wider portfolio of skills. Often you may find you are doing less of the job you are a technical expert in, and now maybe you are leading a team? Or needing to be more strategic? Or building client relationships, etc. Maybe you want to get to the next level with your business or career but something is holding you back?
The skills required are often referred to as “behavioural” skills. Being aware of your strengths and development needs with these skills will help you progress and become a more “rounded” strategic operator.
In this current tough economic climate customers are thinking twice before spending money. One way to ensure customers choose to spend with you is to make sure you really look after them. Here are some quick tips about Customer Focus.
In the current climate where we all seem to be needing to do more with less, whether it is more tasks to do with less time or less cost. Being efficient and effective with your planning can impact on how well you use your time and what you achieve. Planning effectively can also help you to feel less stressed and in more control. Here are some handy tips to improve your ability to plan
Do you struggle with decision making? Do you spend time weighing up what to do? Do you find you procrastinate on making decisions? If this sounds like you then here are some quick tips for making decisions. More >
In the current economic climate, how the team pull together and how you lead them is crucial to success. Here are some Quick Tips to “Boosting the Team you work in or Lead” More >
Successful people always seem to want to learn more and develop themselves further. They actively seek out personal development opportunities. So do you have a personal development plan? If you want to boost your personal development and enhance your success, here are some tips to help. More >