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What really goes on, behind closed doors, with an executive coach?

behind closed doors

In this book review, my focus moves to the world of coaching and what goes on behind closed doors. The title, “Behind Closed Doors: Stories from the Coaching Room“, is one that never fails to elicit a snigger from my wife. I admit it does sound a bit like a salacious expose into locker-room shenanigans. In reality, this is a very helpful book for coaches, whatever their level of experience.. Read More

Which book has helped you develop most, as a leader?

book has helped

Before continuing with more book reviews, it makes sense to hear which book has helped you develop most. As a site dedicated to customer insight leadership, we want to focus on those resources that help you. As you look back at your leadership career, which book has helped you develop most, as a leader?

How to read, to remember, the benefits of note taking

Having shared so many book reviews lately, my thoughts have turned to how to read better. I’m not talking about the basic mechanics of being able to read the English language. Nor about the common goal, of being able to “speed read“, so you can achieve reading more books in less time. More in line with our past focus on quality, I’m thinking about reading to understand and remember. I.. Read More

Why it is still worth you being provoked, by Re-Imagine

Continuing our monthly theme, of book recommendations, here’s a short review to tempt you to Re-Imagine. Having mentioned, to our regular guest bloggers, that I was focussing on books this month – Tony Boobier suggested this one. Having heard Tom Peters live a couple of times, I can attest to him having a Marmite style. He certainly has shaken up some stuffy corporate group-think, and rightly challenged some urban myths.

7 books for Market Researchers, as diverse as their interests

Books for market researchers

On this blog we’ve recommended books for analysts, so here are 7 books for market researchers. This eclectic selection is once more contributed by Netquest, thanks to guest blogger Carlos Ochoa. When I first read his post, I couldn’t resist the multi-disciplinary nature of this recommended reading list. On this blog, we regularly advise that insight requires data, analytics & research. So, as well as extolling a broader definition of.. Read More

Team Coaching: Resources to help you coach leadership teams

This year, I have had more enquires than ever, about team coaching. Whether for senior leadership teams, or managers of Customer Insight/Analytics teams, the concept is on the rise. It is easy to understand why. Many have heard the benefits of one to one coaching for senior executives, but want to find a way of justifying this cost for more leaders. Both time & money have been cited to me.. Read More

Agreeing the right goals for you, within performance management

Over a very pleasant bottle of Soave, I was delighted to hear, that my lunch guest, was agreeing the right goals for them this year. It was even better to hear that our past posts, on a system for goal setting & recommended goals, had helped him. But chatting with other leaders across London, over the last couple of days, has reminded me how tricky this can be. Most work.. Read More