disconnects in executive coaching

The disconnects in executive coaching

In May this year the global consulting firm BlessingWhite published a large-scale survey on executive coaching with some intriguing results.  

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Using Acceptance and Commitment Training in Executive Coaching

Using Acceptance and Commitment Training in Executive Coaching

A paper presented at the New Zealand Psychological Society Conference October 2016 

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How You Can Inject More Fun and Vitality into Your Job and Career

How You Can Inject More Fun and Vitality into Your Job and Career

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Reliability and validity of the Simple Rathus Assertiveness Inventory

Reliability and validity of the Simple Rathus Assertiveness Inventory

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What are buyers looking for in executive coaches?

What do buyers really want?

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7 Tips for Building Trust in a Relationship

Trust is the lifeblood of all relationships 

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Seven Insights into Employee Engagement

Employee engagement is a three way process

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CEO succession – get on with it right now!

Two-thirds of US public and private companies have no formal CEO succession plan

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Positive Team Psychology

2015 Positive Psychology Conference Presentation 

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Playing to Win

A beautifully simple and fresh approach to strategy.

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Does resilience training work?

Does resilience training work? The results are in!

Resilience training -is it work investing in?

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Imposter Lifetrap

The Imposter Lifetrap

If you feel like you are an imposter, despite your successes in life, you are not alone, says Dr Iain McCormick.

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Leadership Personality

Five Steps to Enhance Your Leadership Personality

One useful way to better understand yourself as a leader is to understand your personality.

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Nurturing Young Leaders

Nurturing Young Leaders

How can young leaders and build self confidence?

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Building a Whānau Ora Alliance

Building a Whānau Ora Alliance

Building a successful allianace

 

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Coaching CEOs

The resuts from a  recent CEO coaching survey of more than 200 CEOs, board directors, and senior executives.

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High performance companies

High performance companies

A conversation with the Chair of Synlait Milk

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Customer service culture

Does your board think ‘Inside-Out’?

Boards need more passion for customers. 

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The Paradox of IPOs

The Paradox of IPOs

An IPO is the company's 'coming out party'.   

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Running carefully with the bulls

Running carefully with the bulls

Let’s raise a toast to the NZX.

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What I hate about boards

What I hate about boards

Boards are great fun, but not all the time.

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God defend the manager as coach

God defend the manager as coach

Is our approach to performance review part of the problem?

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Why Boards Must Innovate

Why Boards Must Innovate

Without relentless innovation, success will be fleeting.

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NZ Productivity

God Defend the Manager as Coach - Overview

An overview of the Manager as Coach course.

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Strategies for turbulent times

Strategies for turbulent times

What can boards do to build agility?

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Coaches in on the ACT

Coaches in on the ACT

Acceptance and Commitment Training in coaching

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High Performance Leadership

High Performance Leadership

 

High Performance Leadership is about being in an ideal performance state

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High Performance Team Development

High Performance Team Development

 

Iain builds high performance teams.

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Better Board Evaluation Options

Better Board Evaluation Options

Don't shrink from  your evaluation responsbility. 

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The Video - Freedom from Toxic Frustration

The Video - Freedom from Toxic Frustration

Anyone can learn more effective ways to handle difficult times and to build the energy and determination needed to live a better, richer and more fulfilling life.   

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Alliance Contracting in Health: A video

Alliance Contracting in Health: A video

A video interview, Dr Iain McCormick

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Making directors more productive

Making directors more productive.

 

Board behaviour analysis is a simple technique that can be use to improve governance and make meet- ings more effective.

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Dealing with frustration

Freedom from Toxic Frustration

A proven path to fulfillment and well being.     

Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT) is form of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy that can help reduce unproductive and toxic frustration.  We run a two-day course on this and other related programmes several times a year. If you or members of your organisation are interested please contact us using the Ask Dr. Iain McCormick dialogue box below. 

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ACT and coaching

Active Coaching: Coaching powered by Acceptance and Commitment Training

Acceptance and commitment training or ACT.          ACT is very useful in executive coaching when dealing with a wide range of issues including frustration at work.  Read the free e-book and enquire about the 2-day training programme from the Executive Coaching Centre.

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The ABC of Alliances

The ABC of Alliances

Alliances are now common place in health.                             

Dr Iain McCormick is an alliance coach with the Executive Coaching Centre and Ron Hooton is the CEO of ProCare talk about what the work 'alliances' now means and discuss their stages of development.

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Value for money

What value for money means

Value for money is critical in projects.                            

Clients and contractors all agree that they want value for money from any collaborative project - but how do you define it?  What elements are most important for the selection and decision making processes?  Delivering value for money is critical for any high performance team.  An article from New Zealand Construction News by Iain McCormick.

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Lands of Contrast

Hong Kong and New Zealand exist in sharp contrast.                      

Compared to our ‘green and empty land’ Hong Kong is one of the most densely populated areas in the world with an overall density of some 6300 people per square kilometre. The majority of the

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Old dogs and new tricks

The upsides of ageing – ‘from warrior to wisdom’ – can give older boards distinct advantages, Iain McCormick suggests. From Management

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Overpaid CEOs

The public is outraged by CEOs who get big payouts even as their companies are failing. Iain McCormick looks at how Australia handled this issue – and what boards can do here. From The Director section of Management.

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Project Alliance Boards

A quiet revolution of transforming the world of infrastructure development. Many major projects are now run as collaborative Alliances and controlled by a Project Alliance Board – read the paper by Iain McCormick from The Director section of Management.

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Informed Boards – Yeah Right

A paper by Iain McCormick from The Director section of Management which looks at the need of independent directors to gain independent information about the organisation.

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Coaching Great Leaders

A paper by Iain McCormick and Rolf Siggaard on the development of authentic leadership. From Employment Today November 2009.

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Alliance coaching

From a paper presented at the Industrial and Organisational Psychology Conference, Sydney, June 2009. – by lain McCormick

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Has your board hit its use-by date?

Has your board hit its use-by date?

From ‘The Director’ section of ‘Management Magazine’ it provides suggestions for improving board effectiveness. – by lain McCormick

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Practical sustainability

Practical sustainability and the boardroom.

From ‘The Director’ section of ‘Management Magazine’ it suggests where boards should start if they want to go green. – by lain McCormick

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CEO-board collaboration

That curious CEO-board collaboration.

From ‘The Director’ section of ‘Management Magazine’ it tells you how to optimise the relations between the board and management. – by lain McCormick

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Grading the board

From ‘The Director’ section of ‘Management Magazine’ it sets out how board evaluations, based around recognised best-practice models, are
widely seen as an important method for developing better corporate governance – by lain McCormick

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Taking it on board

An article published in the Hong Kong Institute of Directors Journal ‘The 21st Century Director’ by Iain McCormick. It discusses recent board evaluation developments in Hong Kong.

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Personality focused coaching

Personality focused coaching

Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research
Iain McCormick and Giles St J Burch
Executive coaching typically deals with leadership development, performance problems, change challenges, and issues raised by the coachee. An understanding of personality– behaviour linkages can provide valuable insights for the coach and coachee.

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The talent war

The talent war: Changing faces of the boardroom

Gone are the days when old, white-haired men took on directorships to keep themselves busy at the end of their working lives.  Iain McCormick, Managing Director of the Executive Coaching Centre and founder of the DirectorEvaluation is featured in this NZ Herald article.

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Why businesses need Generation Y

Generation Y workers can be fickle, high-maintenance and have a sense of entitlement.  Iain McCormick, director of the Executive Coaching Centre, is featured in this New Zealand Herald article. 

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Microscope

Beware the micromanager

Nervous managers who are new to the job and desperate to make an impact often adopt a command and control style that’s fuelled by insecurity, says a top management coach, Dr Iain McCormick
New Zealand Herald

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Being prepared opens doors at conferences

If you are important enough to be talking at the conference, Iain McCormick, managing director of the Executive Coaching Centre, has a few tips. ...

New Zealand Herald

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Your to do list is the first thing to do

The humble ‘to do’ list is a great way of dumping clutter from your brain and works well for those people who work systematically, says Iain McCormick, but…
New Zealand Herald

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Standing out from the crowd

Iain McCormick, Director of the Executive Coaching Centre, says some employees need to overcome personal hurdles before they can impress employers on paper…
New Zealand Herald

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The coach approach

As more and more managers turn to coaches to help them in their work, Iain McCormick and Rachel McInnnes discuss executive coaching, asking what is it and does it work?

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Cow

Balancing Act a Winner for NZ Dairy Farmer

Happiness, as course presenter Iain McCormick of the Executive Coaching Centre stated, is not about money it is about subjective health, relationships and a purpose beyond yourself…
Scoop.co.nz

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Alliance Project Teams

Alliance Project Teams - Allied Forces

Alliance contracting has been the catalyst for a quiet revolution in infrastructure development over the last decade, ensuring major projects come in on time and on budget. From Management

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Resume for Iain McCormick

Resume for Iain McCormick

Here is a downloadable pdf resume for Dr Iain McCormick

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Psychopathic CEOs

Psychopathic CEOs - Snakes in Suits

Psychopathic behaviour crops up in companies as well as courts – and bullies can look quite at home in suits. They’re even impressive at first sight – read the paper by Iain McCormick from The Director section of Management.

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How to pick a good coach

Fast forward: How to avoid slow coaches

How to pick a good coach.

McCormick I. A. (2006). Fast forward: How to avoid slow coaches.  New Zealand Management, May 2006, 40-41.

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Listen to your body clock

Listen to your body clock

Time management promotes a logical and linear approach to handling tasks.  However managing energy is far more important than managing time when striving for personal productivity.

 

McCormick I. A. (2006).  Listen to your body clock. The Business, New Zealand Herald, 11 December, 19. 

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