It has been on everyone’s lips for a while now, but I heard it out loud for the first time in a client meeting last week: “we are preparing for a recession”. Speaking to executives, HR leaders and coaches over the last weeks have only reinforced this notion, and as the graph below indicates, there are a growing number of searches related to economic downturn on Google. It may be time to reflect on a wise survival strategy.
If you are reading this blog as leader or business owner, the message is clear. People do their best work when they are engaged, and to be engaged they need to meaningful work in a constructive environment. Leaders and the culture they create are the main drivers of engagement. This is where you should start if you are facing QQ, resignations and disengaged or unmotivated employees.
QQ is nothing new. Closing your laptop at 5 p.m., doing only your assigned tasks – that’s what labour unions called “work-to-rule”. It has been employed for ages, to protest or to exert power in labour negotiations. However, “work-to-rule” or QQ, is an indirect form of exerting your power – a form of passive aggressive behaviour… And then the psychologist in me got really curious. What is really happening here?
In this blog, I would like to share with you three major areas of how psychology transformed my coaching and why you should bring psychology into coaching.
I don’t subscribe to the “coaching is not psychology” school of thought. In fact, I think that it is a false dichotomy. And in recent years I’ve come to the conclusion that this false dichotomy is harmful to the coaching profession. In this blog, I will argue that coaching is a form of psychology and that it is a good thing.
My work as a professional coach over the past decade has led me on an interesting path. A path that led me towards powerful and transformative coaching. But one that diverted from what I was taught to be “proper” coaching. What is “proper” coaching, which “path” I’m on and what am I hoping to achieve? Let me explain.
I recently challenged an article about mindfulness, “The mindfulness Conspiracy”: (https://bit.ly/3gr8AGs). After careful thought, while there might be some merit in considering the risks of mindfulness being exploited by greedy corporations, it’s equally important, if not more, to recognise where the power of mindfulness truly lies.
Last week, we shared 3 types of stuckness and 3 common reasons for feeling stuck. Wonder how to get unstuck? In this article, we will share 3 tips on getting unstuck.