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Self-awareness is crucial to leadership and the right coaching serves to heighten it. Over the years I’ve found that many CEOs and other senior executives seem to be aware they need coaching but don’t pursue it. Why is that? I think it’s largely due to the fact that there is a gap between desire (what […]

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Leadership has been practised by mankind since time immemorial and over the years many have attempted to perfect the definition of leadership only to end up even more confused and lost. There is a saying that when something no longer works you should just return to the basics. This article is intended to do just […]

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Performance Coaching Session @ Bank Negara

Coach Murphy recently conducted a short session on ‘Performance Coaching’ at Bank Negara Malaysia’s monthly Brown Bag session. The Brown Bag session is an initiative to create awareness on the importance of coaching among employees of the Malaysia’s Central Bank. Each participant in this session is given a brown bag containing mineral water and light […]

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Why is Coaching So Effective?

If you were to google ‘Why is coaching so effective?’, you would get no less than 62million pages on this subject! This is a clear indication of how bullish individuals & organizations are about the effectiveness of coaching. McGovern (et. al. 2001) of the Manchester Consulting Group interviewed 100 executives who completed coaching and here […]

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Executive Coaching – What Would Your Performance Appraisal Be?

Although you may be the leader of a team, it doesn’t automatically mean that you’re at the top of your game when it comes to leadership skills; that’s where getting a refresher course through executive coaching courses becomes essential for the smooth running of the organization, or department, that you’re in charge of. What do […]

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Supporting Employee Development

What is Employee Development? Employee Development in layman terms simply means ‘Soft Skills’ Enhancement or Behavioral Growth. To develop an employee is to essentially develop a person to exhibit a positive mentality, attitude and behavior that benefits the individual as well as the organization. Why is Employee Development so Important? It is unfortunate to find so many organizations of […]

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Coaching and Mentoring. Are they the same?

  There seems to be an ill-defined confusion between coaching and mentoring, both being one-to-one development interventions. A sports coach is quite different from an organizational coach as the former involves more ‘active’ mentoring input than ‘passive’ coaching output. While the organizational coach (like Coach Murphy) focuses purely on ‘passive’ coaching output, a mentor concentrates […]

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