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Google CEO Eric Schmidt: Everybody needs a coach

In this interview with Fortune, Google CEO Eric Schmidt had this to say about coaching and everybody's need for a coach:

"Every famous athlete, every famous performer has somebody who's a coach. Somebody who can watch what they're doing and say, "Is that what you really meant? Did you really do that?" They can give them perspective. The one thing people are never good at is seeing themselves as others see them. A coach really, really helps."



See also the video with Frank Demonie - Chief Technology Officer (CTO) KBC - about his experiences with coaching and in particular e-coaching:

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Why leadership development programs fail: a reflective summary

Leadership DevelopmentThis blog provides great insight in what can go wrong and what should be done right in the design and execution of leadership programs. It is also striking to read again how much money is spent on leadership development without understanding the true benefits and results. In this summary we would like to discuss the key challenges identified by Mckinsey and how eCoachPro’s blended continuous coaching approach addresses these key challenges.

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New research on the future of HR: bridge the gap

Future of HRRecently Mercer has conducted a research on the future of HR and how to bridge the gap between employers and employees. It is a great report with key guidance for HR professionals. Mercer sees a lot of value for HR in strengthening their strategies for people development. Key priorities in this area are:

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Excelling leaders through embedded coaching

Excellent leadershipActual learning takes place at the relevant context during everyday tasks. Embedded coaching integrates this natural way of learning by coaching in the everyday reality and relevant context of the client. The coaching is tailored to the client, takes place at the working place, in the daily routine, with personal support. A possible method is to combine face-to-face coaching (f2f-coaching) with e-coaching (remote coaching using information- and communication technology).

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