Executive Coaching vs Mentoring

The Differences Between Executive Coaching vs Mentoring

by Harold Hillman July 31, 2021 5 min read

Executive coaching vs mentoring - which of these is right for you and your team? You already know your people are your most valuable resource - which is why you want to invest in them and help them grow. But should you go with an executive coach or a mentor? What are the differences between mentoring and coaching?

Executive Coaching Best Practices

The Top 10 Executive Coaching Best Practices

by Harold Hillman July 21, 2021 6 min read

Before you hire an executive coach, you need to be well aware of what it takes to truly see a return on the investment. There are some best practices you must follow when working with an executive coach to get the most bang for your buck - which is important if you're allocating business funds towards this.

Is Executive Coaching Worth It

Is Executive Coaching Worth It For A Business?

by Harold Hillman July 01, 2021 7 min read

You have so many different areas you can invest in your business - specifically, your employees - which begs the question, is executive coaching worth it?

We're going to take a deep dive into the pros and cons of an executive coaching relationship to help you understand what you're really getting yourself into before you pull out your checkbook or business credit card.

Who Needs Executive Coaching

Who needs executive coaching?

by Harold Hillman June 22, 2021 7 min read

If you're wondering whether executive coaching is right for you, you've come to the right place. Today, we're going to break down exactly who needs executive coaching, and the different ways it can help you or the executives on your team become better at what they do.

You might be thinking to yourself, I don't think my team needs executive coaching - we're killing it right now!

It's a common misconception that you only need executive coaching when things are running smooth. In fact, this may be the very best time to seek out an executive coach - so that growth doesn't have to stop.

Before we explain who exactly can benefit from executive coaches, we're going to give a quick explanation of what executive coaching consists of.

Harness the Power of Your Organizational Culture in 3 Steps

Harness the Power of Your Organizational Culture in 3 Steps

by Alex Waddell June 04, 2021 1 min read

The events of early 2020 forced most companies to quickly adjust to new challenges. Now, almost a year later, many are still laboring in this "new normal" environment -- increased safety precautions, scaled-down teams and empty offices. With teams scattered geographically and connection opportunities often limited to computer screens, now is a great time for leaders to check in on their workplace culture.

Culture is the optimal performance driver. It is an unsigned contract between an organization and its employees that gives individuals license to accomplish goals and get things done without the burden of worry or uncertainty about negative repercussions. And every employee in an organization has the power to amplify or detract from its culture.

4 Lessons for Building Diverse Teams

4 Lessons for Building Diverse Teams

by Alex Waddell June 04, 2021 2 min read

If something yields the result we want even once, it’s human nature to do that exact same thing again. In general, people are creatures of habit. Just think about how many times you’ve gone to your local coffee shop and ordered the exact same latte. Once you found the mixture of ingredients that your taste buds enjoy the most, you probably chose to stick with that.

However, in business, this “stick to what you know” mentality often means that companies hire the exact same type of employee over and over. The thinking is often that if employee X is doing a great job and everyone gets along with everyone, that the smart thing to do must be to hire more people exactly like them. This mentality leads to hiring managers seeking out candidates that identically mirror their existing workforce. They’ll look for the same educational background and skillsets, source from the same narrow list of companies, and look for similar personality traits during interviews. Before you know it, you end up with an entire staff that looks, thinks, and — to a degree — acts almost exactly the same.

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