5 Benefits of Journaling Daily

On my birthday in 2013, I decided to start journaling daily. I had heard and been told for years about the importance of journaling each day.

The late Jim Rohn once said, “It is challenging to be a student of your own life, your own future, your own destiny. Don’t trust your memory. When you listen to something valuable, write it down. When you come across something important, write it down. Take the time to keep notes and to keep a journal.”

the power of journaling

5 Marketing Insights From Some Of The Leading Brands

It is always interesting to observe what some of the leading brands in the world do with their marketing.

Being a small business owner, there are lots of things I take away from different marketing campaigns from the big brands and apple that to what I do with my marketing.

While marketing is both an art and a science, there are certain things that are common with the marketing efforts of leading brands from how to launch a new product, how to price a product and how to create a campaign that resonates with their target market.

marketing strategies of big brands

4 Additional Social Media Channels That Can Boost Your Online Presence

Having launched my new book, Transition from Manager to Coach: How to Lead, Motivate and Inspire Others to Maximise Performance this past week, I attribute the book’s success mainly to the power of social media.

I used Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn as my main social media channels to promote my book and generate the publicity the book needed to reach #1 on Amazon’s bestseller lists.

best social media channels

What I Learned From Launching Another Bestselling Book

This week, I launched my latest book, Transition from Manager to Coach: How to Lead, Motivate and Inspire Others to Maximise Performance and was able to reach #1 on three different bestseller lists on Amazon.

Now that I’ve had a couple of days to reflect back on the launch, I thought it might be valuable to share what I learned as it may help other authors who also want to launch their books.

A Simple Coaching Model To Bring The Best Out Of Others

In my previous posts, I outlined some of the common myths of coaching and the critical mistakes coaches make and how to correct them.

When I first started coaching professionally, I made all of those critical mistakes simply because I didn’t have a coaching methodology or model to guide me through the coaching process.

Coaching is such an important part of leadership today. Managers are expected to know how to bring the best out of people but unfortunately, many managers have not learned the skills of coaching.

This is such an important skill for a manager to have that I wrote a book called Transition from Manager to Coach, to help professionals become better at what they do and better help others by acquiring coaching skills.

Rather than try and explain how to coach in detail here, let me share with you the coaching model I outline in my book, Transition from Manager to Coach.

popular coaching models

5 Critical Mistakes Coaches Make (And How To Correct Them)

Coaching is one of the most effective ways to facilitate change. If done correctly, it can have a radical impact on a person’s results and drastically improve their life.

On the flip side, if it is not done well, the person being coached may not experience the full benefits of what coaching brings and may have a negative experience of coaching.

So what are these mistakes and how can they be corrected?

mistakes to avoid as a coach

5 Common Myths of Coaching in Organizations

The use of coaching has become more and more important for organizations to achieve their long term and immediate goals.

The explosion of the the different areas of coaching such as executive or leadership coaching, team coaching, career coaching, skills coaching, performance coaching, sales coaching, etc. has seen more emphasis from organizations to embed coaching as a way of doing business.

However, there are some common myths about what coaching is and isn’t, and this post reveals why it’s important to be aware of them.

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