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Counterintuitive Thoughts and Paradoxes

Counterintuitive Thoughts and Paradoxes There’s nothing like a good paradox or counterintuitive thought to help stimulate someone’s thinking (and leadership growth). So here are five of my favorites: “The Best Way to Get Something Done Is by NOT Working on It” – This is about the art, science, and practice of delegation. If a leader …

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International Coach Federation Renews Barry Zweibel’s Master Certified Coach Credential

ICF Renews Barry Zweibel’s MCC Credential 3/17/2022 Dear ICF MCC Credential Renewal Applicant: Mr. Barry Zweibel, CPCC, MBA Congratulations!  Your credential renewal application for the designation of MCC has been examined and approved. We applaud your individual efforts to obtain a truly global credential and your strong personal commitment to the coaching profession. Please note that …

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The Breakthrough Difference Between Coaching And Mentoring

The Breakthrough Difference Between Coaching And Mentoring People often ask me, “Say, what’s the difference between coaching and mentoring?” Well, in my view, here’s the essential distinction: MENTORING is where I talk and you ask questions; COACHING is where you talk and I ask questions. “MENTORING is where you ask questions and I talk; COACHING …

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International Coach Federation (ICF) Renews Master Certified Coach (MCC) Credential For Barry Zweibel

August 2019 – The International Coach Federation awarded Barry Zweibel another 3-year extension of his Master Certified Coach (MCC) credential. Widely considered the Gold Standard of coach credentialing, fewer than 2% of all coaches, worldwide, have achieved this distinction. “ICF credential-holders are part of a self-regulating group of elite coaches,” says the International Coach Federation, …

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Leadership Move #18: Challenge Them To Connect The Dots

Ever see that mind puzzle called the 9 Dots? You start with 3 rows of 3 dots, and the goal is to connect all 9 dots with 4 straight lines. Oh, and once you start, you can’t lift your pen off of the paper – the ‘end’ of each line must be the ‘start’ of …

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Team Design and Team Effectiveness

“60% of  a team’s success is determined BEFORE the team even exists!” Is that wild, or what?! So said Ruth Wageman, Ph.D., visiting scholar in psychology at Harvard University and at ReThink Health, in a recent presentation of hers I attended. Defining Team Effectiveness Think about this for a moment: “What one or two organizational …

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