Leadership Development and Coaching


Think You Are Good at Delegating? Take this Quiz

If you Google “Why is delegation important?” you will get over 11 million hits.  Everyone knows that delegation is important. Delegating is a great way of encouraging your team members to develop themselves and for you to develop coaching and mentoring skills.  Delegation enhances the empowerment of employees. It is critical to the success of any leader and any organization.

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What is Your “Go-To” Conflict Mode?

I recently worked with a leadership team who was striving to improve their collaboration.  They had a consistent pattern of decision-making that did not encourage or even allow for collaboration on crucial business imperatives.  Many thought that this pattern was a result of the work/pressure/stress they were under.  This was only partially true. There are some key ingredients required to

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HR Influencers Workshop

We launched what I think is an exciting two-day program for HR Business Partners called the HR Influencers Workshop. After speaking with a number of colleagues, reading many additional articles on the changing role of HR, it became clear that there was an opportunity to provide practical and powerful support for mid-level HR talent. Many in these roles are finding

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Greg Smith Appointed to Partner

Greg Smith joins Lighthouse NINE Group to head up the Leadership Development and Coaching Practice Greg is a senior business leader who has thrived in challenging business environments for more than 25 years while achieving results that are in line with the required strategic and cultural transformation. His multiple industry experience and expertise in strategy formation, organizational design, leadership development and

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Customized Leadership Development

Customized Leadership Development is More Effective and Cheaper Than You Think  Recently, I was speaking with an organizational leader who wanted my opinion on which way to go with his training, buy an off-the- shelf training solution or build a custom development program?  Interesting question, right? I was about to provide my perspective when he went on to share that

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What Role Do You Play in Developing Talent?

We work with a lot of organizations who are focused on developing their talent.  Many leaders see this as ‘promoting’ talent; boosting your best performers up to the next rung on the ladder.  Undoubtedly this is important, and we know that it is a desirable outcome, but what if there are not enough rungs on the ladder?  What if the

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Delivering Against Your Priorities

Last week, I had a conversation with a president of a $600 million company and shared with him a tool to help create focus on delivering his priorities. Most executives find themselves still dealing with urgent requests (like audits, daily production meetings, etc.), but not focused on the most important daily leadership activities. This is not all bad, however, when

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The Recognition, Engagement and Culture Connection

We’ve long known that the way to impact or change culture is to change those actions and behaviours that will result in a more favourable culture. Many leadership teams have, in earnest, focused on culture change versus focusing on critical components of the work environment that will result in the desired culture. While there are many elements that contribute to

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New Performance Discussion Toolbox for Managers

A few weeks ago, in our blog titled “Hottest Trends in Performance Management – TREAD CAREFULLY!“, we touched on the New Performance Discussion Toolbox for Managers. We had a few individuals reach out to understand better what might be included in this toolbox, and we wanted to share this with you. What Managers need in the New Performance Discussion Toolbox

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Lighthouse NINE Group Invests in Core Belief

Lighthouse NINE Group, one of Canada’s leading independent management consultancies, was founded on a belief of ‘Improving Organizational Performance Through People’. As the firm has grown, that founding belief has grown and developed in all Practice areas, including Coaching and Executive Coaching.At the end of July 2016, the firm completed the journey of ensuring all Partners have Executive Coaching designations,

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