Blog – Working as an Executive Coach

  Many of our readers coach clients who serve within organizations such as businesses or churches.  In these settings, I’ve noticed three roles that can be helpful to explore with clients.  Broadly speaking, there are three ways one can engage others when it comes to making and carrying out decisions: lead, collaborate, and follow. Lead.

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  Like many readers of the CAM blog, I have the privilege (and responsibility) of coaching business owners and leaders.  My business clientele ranges from the owner of a 2-person pressure washing business to the ownership team of a $200 million energy company.  And there’s lots of variety in between those two examples.  Whatever the

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  Leadership is hard because the world has changed. The world is always changing, but every thousand years or so, the world makes a hard turn that negates everything we thought we knew about how to progress and makes everything feel unexplored. A year ago, we were complaining about how poorly schools were preparing our

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  When coaching a leader, there are two immediate aspects to assess. One is organizational direction. The other is the mood of the followers. 1. Where are we going? 2. How do people feel about it? Each question should affect the other. Some leaders decide where the organization is going with little to no input

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  Rita came into a recent coaching session in an emotional low boil. She was frustrated, a bit angry, and somewhat scared. Why? Because the day before she’d experienced an awful meeting with her supervisor – someone fairly new to the organization who’d made it his business to micro-manage her every move. Rita’s supervisor wanted

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We are living through a turbulent period in history. The culture is changing with lightening speed through technology and cultural shifts. In some ways, the culture is moving backward a couple thousand years, and in other ways, we are seeing something totally new. This turbulence is wreaking havoc on today’s leaders. The church in North

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