Business Coaching and Mentoring Articles

Topics about how a business coach and mentor can help you move forward with your business and personal development.

4 Tips to Ensure Your Emails Give the Right Impression

President Lincoln often wrote scathing letters to his generals, frustrated by their inability to bring the war to a close. Angry they had missed golden opportunities such as finishing off the retreating confederate army, who were trapped by rising waters at the Potomac river after the battle of Gettysburg.

A Coach or Mentor can really give you the Edge

It can be tough and lonely at the top, so it pays to have an experienced person to point the way When Peter James moved from London to Australia, he was surprised at the huge difference between the business environments in the two countries.

Why You Must Take That Vacation

The Importance of Life-Work Effectiveness When you feel like you’re just one e-mail away from failure at work, it can seem ludicrous to take your eyes off of what you believe absolutely needs to get done to consider what you might regret in the future.

Change is the name of the game – and today’s effective leaders must adapt to it and drive it

How to Be a Changemaker The leadership skills that worked in the past are quickly becoming irrelevant in today’s fast-paced, change-is-the-name-of-the-game world. To be effective, you need to know how to adapt to and drive change. Here are the six core skills that can turn key decision-makers into change makers:

The Importance of Speaking Out – Your Organization’s Survival Could Depend on It!

Organizations, like people, can get set in their ways. But relying on established ways of working and solving problems not only stifles innovation but can lead to a lack of perspective and moments of delusion – and ultimately the downward slide of the company

3 Important Tips to Help You Overcome Conflicts with Conversation

Conflict that is not properly resolved in the early stages will usually simmer away until it explodes into a serious situation. It can be a primary cause of poor employee engagement, employee fraud, IP theft and result in valuable team members to leaving your organization! Effective leadership, like a good marriage, hinges on how you … More

A Credible Business Plan Needs to Focus more on the People than the Imagined Outcome!

Every seasoned investor knows that detailed financial projections for a new company are an act of imagination. But most business plans still pour far too much ink on these numbers – and far too little on the information that really matters. A great business plan is one that focuses on a series of questions. These … More

11 Essential Qualities for Entrepreneurs and Business Owners to Survive and Thrive in Today’s Business Jungle!

The pace of change in business is faster than it has ever been in history – and as globalization and electronic commerce wreak change on local businesses, enterprise and career survival is becoming a national obsession. Many businesses will not survive, so organisations want the best and are ruthlessly dismissing those who do not meet … More

The 7 tell-tale signs of an Emotional Intelligence Problem

Emotional intelligence is a major factor that will determine your success, or failure – In your business, in your career, even in your personal relationships. But it’s something nobody really likes to accept, or address – and those who need to work on it most, are usually the last to know! In my many years … More

Do you Know What your Company Stands for?

Knowing what your company stands for is more important than you probably ever imagined! It always amazes me the number of company directors iwho have no idea what their company stands for and don’t even think it is important. Walk into almost any office and you’ll see disengaged employees – physically at work, but mentally somewhere … More