I recently attended a conference around authenticity in business. There were a range of speakers all offering their view on authenticity in business. I’ll declare now that I find a lot of these sorts of events slightly superficial. Figuring out what makes you truly authentic is a quest. It’s a real deep journey of discovery that requires proper investment of time and challenge to help a person understand who they are. This article will help make you a more authentic leader.
The fact is that at different times in our lives we could all achieve more with effective coaching. That’s not to say you wouldn’t achieve it without a coach, but many of my clients point to the fact that coaching helps them achieve much more in a shorter space of time.
I’m often asked what I do when I’m coaching. I’ve written some earlier posts that cover definitions of coaching but some people just want a layman’s answer. One of the ways I describe what I do is ‘I create a space for reflection’.
As a coach, one of the main issues individual clients share with me is procrastination. It’s defined as ‘the action of delaying or postponing something.’ We’ve all experienced some form of procrastination from time to time. However around 1 in 5 of the population are labelled chronic procrastinators.
Businesses now find themselves increasingly operating in an era of global, information technology driven markets. Success will depend on how efficiently and effectively organisations can apply new information to current systems and processes via its people. The issue is how to ensure you have a learning organisation; one that can respond to the ongoing challenge of change.