Why Leaders Need Coaching Skills
Katrina Burrus, MCC interviews Lori on her weekly podcast series: Excellent Executive Coaching.
How do coaching skills help leaders lead others? What’s the connection between coaching skills and emotional intelligence? How can leaders integrate coaching into their leadership style?
Making Change Stick. (8 min video)
Lori shares four key elements that will help your coaching clients stick with the changes they want in their lives, and help your training participants to turn new learning into an ongoing practice.
Watch Lori’s talk at TEDx Square Mile about Re-discovering your adult mind.
Through the Door Model.
Janine Bailey and Marie Quigley over at Empower-World run a series of web-casts and they interviewed Lori about her “Through the Door” Model.
It’s episode 41.
“Consistent with Lori’s background in science and engineering, her approach to coaching is practical and pragmatic: she insists that instead of simple problem solving, coaching is many times more productive when the focus is on enriching the client’s internal world so they can reach their stated goals with more clarity of purpose and less self-interference. Recent findings from neuroscience make this approach straightforward and accessible for clients.”
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Making Change Stick. Why coaching works and how to make it even better.
Lori conducted a free webinar for ICF Dubai in November 2015 (as part of the ICF on Tour series).
She covers a lot of the basics of Neuroscience and coaching, and how we can help make change stick with our clients.
Another interview with Lori on Neuroscience and Coaching, by the good people at RAW Voices, Tim Brownson and Olivier Larvor. In November 2015, they spent one hour with Lori, talking abut Neuroscience of coaching, coaching and the brain and even something about chasing submarines during the cold war…
Listen to Lori being interviewed about Neuroscience (at the NeuroBusiness conference 2015)
This book is about how to create more collaborative teams. The authors have applied lessons from neuroscience to typical leadership and team challenges. These lessons show us that our natural drive for survival is part of the problem.
We follow a fictitious – yet very real – management team as they learn and grow through a culture change programme. A leadership training programme provides the team with brain-based self-awareness and self-management skills. Team members are then supported as they implement new skills and behaviours together. They learn how to manage their emotional reactions, they begin to view themselves as a collective and consciously create a more collaborative team culture.
The authors give us just enough theory to understand what is going on in the team and their individual brains without creating a neuroscience textbook. We get to know the team and some very common challenges. The presented solution is no quick fix. Instead, we get an integrated approach to change that we can apply in any organisation.
The messages from the authors are clear: train leaders in their teams and support them as they implement their new skills together. Base your programmes on available science.
People have the capacity to create amazing results together. All teams have a potential for success; whether it is the board of directors, a management team heading up a business unit, a project team, or any work group across the organisation.
Unfortunately, it is rare that a team delivers the results that you hoped for. Sometimes, the team leader needs support. Especially if the team leader is in the scary place of leading a group of people for the first time.
Frode says: “I wish I had a book like this when I started as a leader. I fumbled and stumbled and made it up as I went along. I did a lot of mistakes. I still do, but I thought: “Is it possible to collect some of my own experiences into a book that will be useful for a first time leader?”
You may be someone in any of these situations:
Or, you may know someone in any of these situations.
Lori worked with MMU Business School and Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce to create a Masterclass: “Brain Power: A User’s Guide for navigating uncertain times”.
This was an interactive class designed to help participants learn how to manage their emotional brain and strengthen the slower rational brain. The emotional brain is constantly provoked in our rapid 21st century life but it’s the more rational brain that will help navigate complexity and address solutions of our increasingly complex problems.
All of our work is informed by neuroscience, systems thinking and experiential learning, the three elements of our Philosophy.