Align4Profit Leadership Development Blog

In the following posts of the Align4Profit leadership development blog, you’ll find fascinating news, helpful advice, and easy-to-implement leader-as-coach techniques and tips for leaders in all kinds of organizations.

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February 1, 2012

Don’t Take My Word for It

“No one likes to hear you toot your own horn,” I was told from an early age. “It’s bad form and very unbecoming!” If I had know then what I know now, I would have replied, “Oh, yeah? Tell that to Louis Armstrong!” When I went into business for myself, I learned that you have to advertise, which amounts to blowing your horn rather loudly. As Thomas Jefferson said, “The man who stops advertising to save money is like the […]
January 16, 2012

The Leadership Coaching Box Bears Many Gifts

Sharpening your leadership coaching skill is essential for achieving sustainable results. Coaching helps you advance the skills, knowledge and attitude of employees to perform at their peak. According to the featured article Managers Must Enter the Coaching Box to Help Develop Their Team in Workforce, there are most likely three reasons why managers don’t coach: 1. Don’t understand the value of coaching 2. Don’t possess the skill to coach others 3. Don’t dedicate the time CoachQuest will give you skills and […]
October 24, 2011

Helping workers become more valuable and productive relies on Leadership Coaching

Coaching in the news from India. In an interesting article from Fast Company, Phaneesh Murthy, CEO of iGate Patni, a top-10 Indian outsourcing company, where Murthy oversees 26,000 employees he states; “We’ve developed much stronger training programs in-house” What do engineers experience through their developmental cycle? Murphy says; “Four months of training in engineering fundamentals, and then for eight months the new hires are paired with a senior person for mentoring.” This commitment to ongoing education is something U.S. companies […]
October 10, 2011

Find your Voice and Coach your team to use theirs

Extraordinary leadership is about creating a climate where the truth is told, brutal facts are confronted, pink elephants are discussed, solutions are debated, commitments are made and kept, and unified teams stand behind decisions. To be an extraordinary Leader-as-coach is about creating a climate where everyone has a voice. You use your voice deliberately and with great humility and you encourage everyone to use their voice.
September 30, 2011

The Leadership Solution

Bring it Up! Leadership must have courage and humility to address the Real issues and Real facts. Talk it Up! Leadership must use candor and engage in lively debate. Wrap it Up! Leadership must achieve clarity, resolution, ownership and a clear path to action. Follow it Up! Leadership must create a sense of progress, accomplishment and drive accountability to action improved outcomes. CoachQuest will guide you to provide the kind of feedback that makes a difference. [el52b35d3687258]