How to Learn from Your Experience, Good or Bad

As you finish the year and begin the next, take a few minutes to make sure you’ve learned from what you experienced. Every day we have experiences, good and bad, yet more often than not, we fail to notice them. Worse, we fail to learn from them. Asking a few questions can draw out learning for yourself or to prompt someone else’s learning.

In my coaching practice, I help smart people think more deeply, figure out problems, and ultimately to learn, grow, and change. As we talk, sometimes clients aren’t aware of the unformed insights emerging from their thinking. Here’s an example,

How the ICF Helps Your Coaching, an Interview with Charles Hooper, MCC

Charles Hooper, Jr. recently received the International Coach Federation’s highest coach credential, Master Certified Coach. I sat down with Charles to discuss the contribution of the ICF and what helped him to improve his coaching at each stage of his journey.

Charles shares tips that will help any coach looking to improve their coaching abilities and client results.

How Chasing Happiness Drives Away Meaning

Everyone is looking for happiness, when, I believe, they are searching for meaning. Call it love. Call it a fulfilling job. It’s meaning. Because of a lack of meaning, we do things we think will make us happy but instead, drives meaning and happiness away.

When someone says they want a job that they feel more passionate about, or work that is fulfilling, they are looking for meaning.

When a person says they want someone to love and care for, and to be loved and cared for, they are looking for meaning.

Through coaching hundreds of people, I see a pattern of wanting to do good things that will actually make them feel worse. This article begins a bit philosophical, but moves to practical tools.

New Edition of The COACH Model for Christian Leaders

The COACH Model for Christian Leaders has been out for 7 years now. More people read it last year than any other year before. That’s not the usual sales curve for books!

Why? Because the traditional ways of working aren’t working any longer. We need new approaches to old issues. Coaching skills make a difference.

Millennials Want Mentoring, But This Kind

Millennials have a high value toward growth and learning. They are hungry for mentoring. But there’s often a mismatch between the assistance older leaders try to provide and what Millennials want. Here’s the kind of mentoring that will benefit Millennials.

Millennials, those born between 1981 – 1996, now make up one half of the work force. Learning and development are essential job benefits for Millennials. If you don’t offer relevant learning and growth opportunities, you won’t attract Millennials to your organization or keep them.