This simple but elegant article from Community Resource Exchange in New York provides a format for in-the-moment self-coaching that will prove useful for most nonprofit leaders. Using a variety of situations as cases, it walks the reader through how to consider options for action and dialogue. This is another must-share, in that it could greatly reduce time wasted in needless drama and miscommunication.
If only building workforce development systems were easy. Our nation would be licking its persistent unemployment and underemployment problems, linking workers to jobs, building the skills that successful job-seekers needed, and getting employers to the table for crucial cross-sector dialogues. If only…
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For-profits tend to accept the benefits of coaching as a given. Nonprofits, on the other hand, question whether or not coaching actually works, and are more concerned with return on investment. But, as Bill Ryan explains, rather than asking “Does coaching work?,” nonprofit organizations invested in the practice would be better served figuring out how to make it work in their particular situation.
Is executive coaching just the latest fad or a core tool for building robust organizations? How have very different kinds of organizations made use of it? …and what does research say about its effectiveness? Ruth McCambridge and Bill Ryan talk about this topic and take your questions as well.
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Executive coaching provides leaders with tailored guidance on how to manage people and processes to improve organizational results while building the leader’s capacity for delivering those results over the long term. But the approach involves an investment of time and money.
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