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Executive Coaching: How to Make Great People Even Better

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Expert Perspective From Grahall’s OmniMedia Editorial Board

Searching for interesting articles to discuss with the Editorial Board we came across one penned by Mark Jaffe last August (Freelancing ‘Til You Drop) where Jaffe writes: “When did every living executive get diagnosed as being in critical need of coaching?…. And how did all these dysfunctional leaders manage to fool so many people for so long? How were they able to last as much as fifteen minutes given the extreme darkness that surrounds them as they stumble cluelessly through their surrealistic dream worlds?”

Well as “President of Wyatt & Jaffe, [where] Mark Jaffe has been called one of the ‘World’s 100 Most Influential Headhunters’ by BusinessWeek magazine” we wonder if he might not hold a bias against coaching.  Perhaps he is concerned if execs get coaching they will be less likely to be replaced, limiting searches.  Or maybe he is concerned that execs need for coaching reflects poorly on recruiters who are expected to offer up the most effective execs to their clients.

Regardless, let’s take a more expansive look at coaching.
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Power Coaching

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Expert Perspective on Power Coaching

In his compelling paper “Power Coaching” Jay Wolf provides answers to the critical question of how to develop and sustain human capital through coaching so companies can achieve peak performance.  As Wolf writes: “Coaching, in the theoretical sense, is the process used to facilitate others to discover the best way to successfully accomplish a goal.  It is a collaborative process that empowers people to realize their potential through building awareness, responsibility and action toward positive, lasting change.”

To read Wolf’s paper click here.

Jay Wolf is an Executive Coach, Leadership Development Consultant and a Partner of JCris Consulting Group. He is responsible for the procurement of new business, client relations management, performance coaching of high-potentials and senior level executives, and the facilitation of leadership development programs. Jay can be reached by email at jay@jcrisconsultinggroup.com

JCris Consulting Group has formed a strategic partnership with Grahall, LLC.

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The Impact of Organizational Climate on Discretionary Effort

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Expert Perspective on Discretionary Effort

Do you wonder how to attract and motivate employees who will deliver 110% of the necessary effort? Jay Wolf shares his suggestions on how to accomplish this in his paper “The Impact of Organizational Climate on Discretionary Effort“. Wolf writes: “The thing to understand is that discretionary effort is a result; a result of a positive organizational climate.”   He continues:  “Creating a positive organizational climate is the responsibility of the leader. It is the number one priority of any superior leader who is committed to achieving peak performance from his or her team.”

To find out how to create the organizational climate necessary to drive peak performance, click here to read Wolf’s article.

Jay Wolf is an Executive Coach, Leadership Development Consultant and a Partner of JCris Consulting Group. He is responsible for the procurement of new business, client relations management, performance coaching of high-potentials and senior level executives, and the facilitation of leadership development programs. Jay can be reached by email at jay@jcrisconsultinggroup.com

JCris Consulting Group has formed a strategic partnership with Grahall, LLC

To see other articles available in the Grahall Library click here.

Filed under: Expert Perspective - Organization Development