COACHd – your weekly coaching update | June 3, 2022

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Friday, June 3, 2022

Hi there,

Welcome to this weeks Get COACHd on Friday.

Co Coaching is back next week – do get booked in now. Running from 19:30 to 21:00 on 9th June, this is a great opportunity for you to check-in with your coaching, get coached and receive feedback in a friendly and progressive online space – Check out Co Coaching here.

This weekend we celebrate the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II. Regardless of your view on the monarchy, this is some achievement. However, I find myself asking the question, why do we celebrate certain numbers in certain ways?

I find myself in between 50 and 60 and have celebrated my 30th and 40th. Why these?

At its simplest level is it just that we prefer simplicity and something ending in a zero is easier? Indeed, some research from Sharon Armstrong, Lila Gleitman and Henry Gleitman suggests that round numbers like 100 are considered better examples of numbers than less frequently noticed numbers like 101, 99, or even 171. We focus on these round numbers. We think that they are more typical examples of numbers. We recognize them faster. (What some concepts might be – be warned this is a heavyweight).

So does this then create a useful belief?

If we find ourselves fixated on a round number, does this create something to hold onto? Consider the salesman that is aiming for 100% performance, or a delivery operation that is pursuing a 0% complaints rate. Realistically, achieving these targets can be aspirational but is easier to remember than perhaps 97.5% or 1.2% respectively. Whether a motivational goal is dubious depends on how achievable the goal is.

Over the past two weeks, we have been exploring turning dreams to actionable plan.

I wonder how this goal can be worked better.

I have a goal of working with a certain number of clients – but does this mean that when I achieve my goal, I am satisfied? Of course not. However, in organisations, ‘sandbagging’ occurs when salespeople hold onto a sale until the next commissionable period so as to manage leader expectations and the inevitable stretch. The context needs to be considered when setting the goal and the review process. Different context, different processes.

Enjoy the curated reads below. I do enjoy picking these for you – so it would be great to hear about which ones have resonated with you.

First Look: Leadership Books for June 2022
HERE’S A LOOK at some of the best leadership books to be released in June 2022. Be sure to check out the other great titles being offered this month. The Power of One More: The Ultimate Guide to Happiness and Success by Ed MylettIn The Power of One More, you’ll: • Learn why you’re closer to your dreams and goals than you think and why using The Power…
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Harvard Business Review
What Leadership Development Should Look Like in the Hybrid Era
Virtual tools allow for learning to be integrated into executives’ daily work.
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Addressing a Disengaged Workforce
A Research Paper By Rob Hands, Leadership Coach, SINGAPORE Disengaged Workforce: What to Do According to a Gallup ‘State of Global Workplace’ report of 155 countries, only 15% of full-time employees are feeling engaged at work. Therefore, there are about 85% of employees worldwide do not feel engaged or are unhappy at work. There are […]
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How to Evaluate Performance in an International Team Using Coaching Methods?
A Research Paper By Jana Glezova, Expatriate Coach, CZECH REPUBLIC How Can Coaching Methods Be Used to Evaluate Performance in an International Team? The whole world is changing faster and with that also working space. It started to be quite usual to attend international school with classmates from all around the world, same as to
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The Journey to Resilience
A Coaching Model By Anja Haman, Performance Coach, CANADA Coaching Begin the Journey to Resilience Image purchased through Canva Improving our lives is a lifelong process, growing our internal world while reacting to the world around us. Being resilient means being able to weather the storms, adapt when needed, and pace through the ebbs and […]
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iPEC Coaching Blog
Is your life your career? with iPEC Certified Professional Coach, Emily Pasnak-Lapchick
On a scale from 1–10, how much burnout would you say you’ve experienced in the last two years?
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Tips For The Best Employee Onboarding
A poor employee onboarding experience only promotes disconnection and disloyalty in the workplace, leading to an increase in staff turnover and hiring expenses, and a simultaneous decline in productivity and total revenue.
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Your Inner Critic: A Cautionary Tale
A Research Paper By Parbatie Khan, Transformational Coach, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO The Compelling Narratives of Our Inner Critic How often do we sit in an office discussion and have questions or suggestions in our minds, but we hold back from sharing as we think that they may sound silly, or that it is too simple […]
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That is it for another week. I hope that you enjoy these weekly reads.

See you next week.