Motherhood: The Ultimate Leadership Model?

Recently, I’ve been refreshing my memory on Kouzes and Posner’s The Leadership Challenge. It dawned on me today that the five practices of exemplary leadership (with all due apologies to the authors) could easily be renamed the five practices of exemplary...
Two Of The Most Important Questions I Ask

Two Of The Most Important Questions I Ask

When first meeting business contacts about operations effectiveness, process improvement or even a coaching opportunity, I am often asked what “program” I use. I used to struggle with that question. Will they think less of me if I don’t have some...
Coaching as a Rite of Passage

Coaching as a Rite of Passage

As I continue through my training in Narrative Coaching, I frequently find myself reflecting on individual phrases used in the instruction, long after class has ended. One such recent prompt was the idea of coaching as a rite of passage. A rite of passage is typically...