Created in the U.K. and frequently used in the ’80s and ’90s by corporate coaches, GROW is a simple, straightforward four-step model to problem-solving that is now growing in popularity in India. In addition to corporate coaching, the GROW model has been found useful in any goal-directed business. GROW is an acronym for the four steps, which lead you in a linear fashion from clarifying the problem to the resolution of it. Think of this as a journey you’re embarking upon. (more…)
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Triangles have long been used as models for conflict resolution. The idea being that when two conflicting individuals are left alone, difficulty resolving said conflict can ensue but adding a third person to mediate can often relieve tension. In psychology, this 1968 model for social interaction has been used for therapy and counseling. But how can it apply to coaching today? (more…)
On the topic of intelligence, there is much debate about whether it is emotional intelligence (EQ) or cognitive intelligence (IQ) is more important. Emotional intelligence and its benefits are becoming increasingly more important in India. When it comes to the workplace, technical skills associated with IQ can get you so far but the social skills that come with high EQ can make all the difference. When attending school and studying at university, intelligence levels are often determined by how quickly students retain technical information and perform in exams rather than by measuring skill levels such as how well students manage their time, function as part of a team or display strong leadership. Let’s delve into the world of intelligence and compare the two.
Are you scared of strategy? Making the move from operational, hands-on management to strategic leadership is a mystery to many of us. But there are some simple tools you can use to help overcome your fear and increase your power and influence at work. (more…)