5 Weird Habits of Successful People! Infographic of the Month

Weird Habits Successful People

We found this infographic – and loved it so much we made it our infographic of the month!

Do you do any of the 5 weird habits? Because they seem like “Coaching Habits” to me – they’re exactly the kind of questions and reframes that we coaches like to challenge our clients with.

And this infographic fits beautifully with our article this week: How to Create your own “Daily Success Habits”.

ENJOY! Warmly, Emma-Louise

 

Source: This infographic is from a site called OpenForum.com

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What You Need To Know To Get Your New Team Performing Beautifully!

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I first remember learning about Tuckman’s Team & Group Development Model while a management trainee at a large company. I found it fascinating – because I instantly saw that this model applies to ANY groups. It helps with understanding the stages of development a team goes through at work, but it also applies to groups of friends, networking groups, volunteering organizations – in fact it applies anywhere you interact regularly with others in a group setting.

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Coaching Tools 101: Everything you need to know about SWOT Analysis!

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I am often asked what is a SWOT Analysis? Well, I’ve been doing them for decades and it’s one of my favourite tools! When I started The Coaching Tools Company, the Personal SWOT (for career planning and coaching) was one of the very first tools available on the website. It’s a powerful tool to have in your toolkit – read on to get the lowdown…

So, what is a SWOT analysis?

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Coaching Tools 101: What Is The Urgent Important Matrix? And How Does It Work?

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So, what is The Urgent Important Matrix?

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Group Coaching continues to increase in popularity for coaches and clients alike. Grounded in our core coaching competencies, group coaching brings the coaching conversation into a small group context. It is an intimate conversation space, focused on goal setting, deepening awareness around key issues, taking action, and accountability. For a group to be considered group coaching the ICF has set the upper threshold group size at 15. Most groups are much smaller, particularly those in the virtual environment.

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7 More Career Coaching Tools and Ideas for Clients Who Have Absolutely No Idea What They Want!

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This article follows on from 7 Career Coaching Tools and Ideas For Clients Who Have Absolutely No Idea What They Want!

So, here are 7 MORE Career Coaching Tools and Ideas for the client who wants a new career – but has absolutely no idea where to start! ‘Future’ Self Exercises and Inquiries Part 3. (Parts 1 and 2 can be found here) A final idea is to ask them to write out what a day in their ideal work day would look like. The more detail they go into the better – you can ask them to use their Read More…

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1. Using the Wheel of Life to Make a Decision

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