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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 I talk and you ask questions; COACHING is where you talk and I ask …

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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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Geeking-Out As A Coach

Great people, plenty of thought-provoking content, deep personal growth – a total ‘geek-fest’! Last week I attended the “Science of Coaching” conference hosted by the International Coach Federation – the membership organization that manages coach credentialing and has designated me a Master Certified Coach (MCC) for the last 9 years (and the next 3, as …

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How to Fire Your Coach Without Being A Jerk

One of the coolest parts of coaching is the interpersonal relationship that develops between coach and client. Yet clients often continue to work with a particular coach long after the power of their coaching relationship has ebbed. So it’s always a good idea to regularly assess where you are with your coach and consider what …

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