Business Coaching and Mentoring Articles

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

Why are Australian Companies not investing in their People?

One of the most compelling experiences we are confronted with as members of an Executive and Business Mentoring firm is that companies, generally speaking do not see the need to invest in the leadership and professional development of their people. Why you may ask?

Are You Controlled by Smartphones?

Why can’t some people remember when we last spoke to a client? Why, over the course of 30 minutes, does a senior executive trade 22 emails to organize a simple lunch meeting, only to be cancelled on last-minute? Why does a banker waste the entire day on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn?

4 Things You – The Client – Should expect from Your Mentor

If you’re about to engage a new mentor and want to be sure it will pay dividends before you invest time and money in the relationship, there is a simple way to gauge how effective they will be. Over the past years, as an Executive and Business Mentor, I’ve noticed four things that separate the … More

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