Coaching

EP. 61- stories and lessons learned from global experiences

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Are you thinking about taking a global assignment for your organization? Is your organization thinking about expanding internationally? Are you hiring people from other companies and bringing them to your headquarters? We are working in an ever more connected world where we might be in Missouri one day, Malaysia later that week, and Monaco to wrap up the week. We are going to have a conversation about our experiences on global assignments, ideas for expanding globally and things you might want to consider when working with your global team. Please join your host, Jeff Smith and his guest, Susan Ward on Voltcast: Illuminating Leadership. Susan has worked for global companies and global assignments for the past 25 years. She recently was working with Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and is currently coaching clients around the world. [Read transcript here]

EP. 44- retention and recognition strategies

Which comes first, employee retention strategy or recognition? What do employees want and why do they leave? What are the drivers of employee retention and engagement? Does the employee or new hire” Fit” with the Team? How frequently are they given meaningful coaching and feedback? How often are the recognized for their contributions to organizational success and how are they recognized? Are “problems” known to the staff and largely unknown to managers and executives? Is the culture in “denial” of the realities being faced by the people that make the organization go? It is the wise organization indeed that knows the answers to these questions. Please join us on the next Voltcast as Voltage CEO Jeff Smith and Principal Consultant Lee Hubert as they discuss retention and recognition strategies that all organizations can benefit for immediately. [Read transcript here]

EP. 37- going from peer to boss: oh my what a ride!

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Congratulations! You have just been promoted and you will now be leading the people that were just your friends and peers! Or, maybe you are a 1st time manager in a new culture, company or department. This type of transition is one of the most challenging you will face in your career. Please join Jeff Smith and Maged Khalef as we discuss our experiences both as leaders that have gone through this transition and as coaches that support clients through this challenge. We will offer tips, tools, case studies and resources to help you grow your leadership. [Read transcript here]

EP. 18- how do we create a coaching culture inside our organization?

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How do we create a Coaching Culture inside our organization? Culture can be loosely defined as the "connecting rod" that makes things happen. In other words it's, "the way we do things around here." It has a direct impact on a company's ability to deliver on its mission over the longer term. What is a coaching culture? A coaching culture is one that allows people to: take responsibility for their own actions, to take risks and contribute their own creative ideas, treats mistakes and set-backs as valuable learning experiences, people speak up, challenge and express conflicting views, offer constructive and motivating feedback, feel appreciated and know that their contributions matter, raises motivation and performance to achieve better results and forms highly cohesive teams. If we accept that coaching cultures are desirable, what should we do implement one? Please join Jeff Smith and Lee Hubert for the answers to these important questions.