Assessments, Coaching

Can you be too helpful for your own good?

To be an effective leader, it involves a host of behaviours all working in effective balance with one another. In today’s post Gary Hourigan discusses the interpersonal need to balance assertiveness with helpfulness and the dire long-term consequences of getting it wrong.


Enjoying Coaching Conversations

In today’s post, Chris Harding shares his experience of training others in how to coach. What he found is that not everyone becomes a professional coach, but many can be so powerfully assisted in learning how to use coaching skills, which makes a powerful difference in the lives of others.


Why Do We All Need a Coach?

I have been coaching for more than 25 years and in that time I have worked with hundreds of Christian leaders from a wide range of ministries and from many different countries. With that kind of exposure it doesn’t take long to identify common characteristics in leaders. One characteristic that I find in almost every leader is a belief that because they can help others work through problems, set goals and realise change, they can do the same thing for themselves. Unfortunately, in most circumstances this is just not true and leaders fall back on default behaviour to make decisions.