How Coaching Boosts Employee Engagement and Productivity

When I started my digital agency, Imulus, over 15 years ago, I realized that our most valuable asset wasn't our products or our processes—it was our people. And keeping them

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How Executive Coaching Honed My Decision-Making Edge

When I started my digital agency, Imulus, over 15 years ago, I thought I knew it all. I was a fearless founder ready to conquer the world, one

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It’s Time We Give “Soft Skills” Some Hard Respect

"Soft skills" - the term itself feels a bit squishy, doesn't it? It's like calling a lion a "soft" predator. In reality, these skills are the backbone of successful leadership and thriving organizations. They're

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Tuning Into The Gut

“I felt it in my gut” is more than just a figure of speech - it’s an acknowledgement of our powerful intuitive capacity. As cognitive scientist Daniel Kahneman’s

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The Right vs. Learning Mindset – Why Curiosity Matters

It’s tempting to dig into our viewpoints and defend them at all costs. However, clinging too tightly to being right can limit our ability to learn, grow, and

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The ‘Other AI’: The Seductive Lure of Artificial Intimacy

"Alexa, I'm lonely."This sorrowful plea rings out more often than you might expect in homes with virtual assistants. It reflects a deeper human yearning for emotional connection. We

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Could Sunlighting be a Viable Alternative to Moonlighting?

In the clients I coach, I've noticed a shift toward "sunlighting"—a term that describes how employees blend their personal projects and passions into their conventional roles, often with

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The Art of Questioning

Asking questions is a skill we often overlook despite its crucial role in shaping our lives, careers, and relationships. You've probably been in a conversation where you're just

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Why You’re Paying a “Learning Penalty” and How to Beat It

Imagine you’re at a party, and someone hands you a Rubik’s Cube. You twist and turn it, fumbling as you go. It’s frustrating, right? You’re experiencing what is

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The Myth of the Heroic Leader

We love leaders. We idolize them, blame them, and expect them to save the day. This obsession with the heroic leader overlooks a critical truth: leadership is not

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Flow Triggers, A Guide to Finding Your Optimal State of Focus

Have you ever been so focused on a task that everything else around you seems to disappear? When you enter that elusive state of complete immersion and high

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A Practical Guide to Understanding Cognitive Development Levels

Do you ever get frustrated trying to figure out why some people act the way they do? Or wonder why you sometimes think and behave differently depending on

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Where Do Your Loyalties Reside When Running a Company?

When you're leading an organization, where do your loyalties lie? Is it with the team of individuals who report to you, those relying on your guidance and direction?

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The 70:20:10 Workplace Learning Model

Standing still in the age of crazy rapid change is akin to moving backward. With the ubiquity of AI, our world is starting to change far beyond our wildest

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Character Analysis Report on “The Wolf” from “Pulp Fiction”

As a certified DiSC and 12 Driving Forces practitioner, I've always been fascinated by the complex interplay of personality traits and motivations that define a character. And when

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Silent Enemy of Leadership: Egocentric Bias

Ah, the corner office. A bird's eye view of the hustle and bustle below, the reins of the company in your hands, and a hard-earned plaque on the

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Whitehall Study: Seniority, Stress, and Team Empowerment

Picture this: you're standing atop a towering corporate skyscraper, gazing down at the world below. The bustling city, with its myriad of people and intricate networks of businesses,

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The 11-Minute Revolution: How the Daily Huddle Transforms Companies

When starting with a new company operating system, such as Scaling Up, there are plenty of methods and strategies you can adopt, but I've found one surprisingly simple

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AI and the Perils and Perks of Pleasure Adaptation

"Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect." - Margaret MitchellAs I contemplate a future marked by AI and automation, I can't help but feel a dichotomy

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My Brother and the Unconventional Power of Humor at Work

Imagine a group of professionals huddled in a conference room, engrossed in a brainstorming session. A burst of laughter fills the air amidst the serious discussions and intense

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