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Growing Your Potential with an Executive Coach

Growing Your Potential with an Executive Coach, by Jamie Hansen

When I talk to my clients about executive coaching, some of them look at me like I'm speaking Greek. "I don't need a coach," they say. "There's nothing wrong with my performance." To them, executive coaches are fixers, called in to deal with challenging or stagnant employees. It's an outdated attitude that has all but disappeared from today’s corporate culture.

The truth is, coaching is one of the most proactive gifts you can give yourself or a developing employee. Consider it in another context - you wouldn't hire a coach for your son or daughter because they were struggling to shoot a basketball, you hire the coach because you want to develop their natural talent. The executive coaching business has grown rapidly in recent years, and the market now exceeds $1 billion in the US alone.

An executive coach can help you cultivate your own talent by challenging you to grow and offering tools to get...

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Building Personal Resilience to Sustain Excellence at Work

Sustaining Success with Resilience at Work, by Ryan Hansen

What comes to mind when you think about resilience? Is it a 'grin-and-bear-it' sense of toughness? Perhaps you envision a rubber band stretching and then snapping back into place. How would you rate your own resilience? Would you rate your personal resilience at home the same as your personal resilience at work? How would you even begin to quantify resilience?

It is a common misconception that resilience is only related to our ability to cope with challenges. In fact, our personal resilience directly impacts day-to-day performance at work. Consequently, more resilient individuals have been found to be higher-performing employees - these individuals are better at managing the emotional, mental, and physical challenges of their roles while maintaining high performance.

Just how important is resilience? Consider the consequences: with low resilience, employees are more likely to experience burnout, fatigue, health issues, and...

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