The Best Leadership and Coaching Articles of 2018

It’s been a fantastic year of learning, growing, and changing. The number of visitors and article views at were up 13% and 14% respectively, even though I wrote fewer articles in 2018. Here’s the 10 most viewed articles.

This year, I’ve had more emails and comments on social media from individuals sharing the impact that an idea from an article had on them.

Here’s the list of my top 10 viewed articles for 2018. Which was your favorite? Do me a favor and share your favorite on your social media right now.

10. What’s the Difference Between Executive And Life Coaching?

As a coach trainer, I am often asked, “What’s the difference between Executive Coaching and Life Coaching?” We could broaden the question to include Leadership Coaching, Business Coaching, Wellness Coaching, and any other “Something” Coaching. The differences and the similarities might surprise you. [continue reading…]

9. 7 Reasons I’ve Gone Back To A Paper Planner

I’m back to paper! I have been all digital in my calendar, to-do list, and journal for a few years now. Now I’m back to paper – at least partially. Here’s why. [continue reading…]

8. What It Really Means To Be A Coach

A friend of mine met a woman at a party who said she was a Life Coach. My friend asked her, “Where did you train to be a Life Coach?” She answered, “Well, in life!” As a Professional Certified Coach and coach instructor, I groan when I hear this response. [continue reading… ]

7. How To Improve With Self-Reflection

If you want to improve your skills you need to see see three things clearly: what you’re trying to do, what you’re doing, and what you can do to bridge the gap between them. If there’s an expert handy, she or he can give you feedback on your performance. But what about the many times when no one sees you in action, like in coaching when it’s just client and coach? [continue reading… ]

6. How To Become An ICF Certified Coach

Coaches with specialized training and a top-level coaching certification will be more effective coaches and more easily attract clients. The gold-standard in coach certifications are from the International Coach Federation (ICF). While famous coaches and schools can and do create their own coach certifications, the ICF, as the world’s largest coaching association, sets the bar high. I’ll share my insider knowledge of how you can become an ICF certified coach. [continue reading… ]

5. How To Stop Talking About Yourself

On average we spend 40% of our communication talking about ourselves. Research shows there are powerful forces compelling all this talk of me, myself and I. Leaders can learn to stop talking about themselves, and instead build trust and increase their influence by listening to others. [continue reading… ]

4. The COACH Model® 

The COACH Model® offers a profound change of mentality and practice from that of telling and expertise to questions and the shared discovery of new solutions. In this 8-minute video, I explain what the The COACH Model® is and how to use it. [continue… ]

3. The Big Difference Between Leadership and Being A Leader

I develop leaders. It’s easy to teach people a few skills that allow them to inspire and organize a group of people to move toward a common goal. It’s very difficult to develop leaders. [continue reading… ]

2. How To Price Coaching Services Based On Value

How much should I charge? Most new and experienced coaches think in terms of hourly rates and work from there. This is a mistake. Hourly rates make you less attractive to buyers and make it harder to sell your services. I’ll show you how to price your coaching services according to client value. [continue reading… ]

1. My Best Advice On Choosing a Coaching Training Program

I’ve spoken individually to hundreds of people about choosing a coaching training program. The process can be confusing because of so many options, approaches, and ways of describing programs. Here is my best advice on choosing the right coaching training for you. [continue reading… ]

Thanks for reading, commenting on, and sharing my articles. I’m touched by how people take my ideas, build on them, and implement them in their lives.

    Keith is President of Creative Results Management. He helps busy leaders multiply their impact. Keith is the author of several books including The COACH Model for Christian Leaders.

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