Performance Coaching

December 7, 2018
Want Better Teams, An Expanded World View, and a Higher Sense of Well-Being? Coach.

Want Better Teams, An Expanded World View, and a Higher Sense of Well-Being, Coach.

Here at JMJ, we often talk about the benefits of coaching to the individual, teams and the organisation. Usually, though, little or no consideration is given to what a Coach/Mentor gains from Coaching or Mentoring.
December 3, 2018
Coaching: Bringing People and Organizations to Where They Want to Be

Coaching: Bringing People and Organizations to Where They Want to Be

The English term ‘coach’ is derived from a medium of transport that traces its origins to the Hungarian word ‘kocsi’ meaning ‘carriage,’ named after the village where carriages were first made. The first use of the term ‘coaching’ to mean an instructor or trainer arose around 1830 in Oxford University slang for a tutor who ‘carries’ a student through an exam.
November 28, 2018
The Five Keys to Powerful Coaching

The Five Keys to Powerful Coaching

I believe a primary role of the coach is to create an environment where the most effective coaching can take place. For the coach, this means being a committed thought partner, listening intently to the expression of their client. A coach must ask incisive questions, igniting curiosity and creativity.
November 23, 2018
VIDEO: How to Maximize Team Motivation and Productivity with Goal Setting

VIDEO: How to Maximize Team Motivation and Productivity with Goal Setting

Organisations often design and redesign roles in order to ‘fit’ people into those roles, allowing workplace performance to be defined by job descriptions. Objectives and deliverables are created by these job descriptions rather than by asking individuals, ‘What inspires you?’ or, ‘What would you like to achieve?’
June 17, 2014
Creating a Legacy: Coaching Leaders to Achieve Lasting, Exceptional Organizational Performance

Creating a Legacy: Coaching Leaders to Achieve Lasting, Exceptional Organizational Performance

People laughed when someone in our workshop said he didn’t want the project to be remembered—projects tend to be remembered for all kinds of bad things or things that go wrong.
February 28, 2013
The Three Guidelines to Maximize Your Conversational ROI

The Three Guidelines to Maximize your Conversational ROI

Whether in business or in our personal lives, when we make an investment, we want a good return. It is easy to know whether we’ve made a good investment–if we put in $100 and get $175 back, we’d most likely declare this a good Return on Investment (ROI).