Leadership Coaching

Setting Targets for the New Year?

It’s that time of year when we start to take a look ahead at what we want to achieve in the coming New Year and at the same time reflect on where we have come from since this same time last year.  It is fascinating to read the posts that…

Why Team Building is an Important Soft Skill

Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships. – Michael Jordan There is no strength until there is cooperation – Irish Proverb John Adair defined “team” as “a group in which the individuals share a common aim and in which the jobs and skills of each member fit in…

Are Soft Skills Learned or Inborn?

  Soft Skills: Nature or Nurture? Are you born with them or are they learned? It’s the old chicken and the egg argument, which comes first? A quick review of the discussion in the research reveals the consensus that we are born with these skills, but like any other, they…

The Little Things That Build Credibility

The Little Things That Build Credibility Building on my recent video blog post about Trust and Credibility (https://johnkwhitehead.ca/getting-to-trust/), in this weeks edition I tell the story of an interaction I observed with one of my clients and one of his direct reports. Sometimes it is just the little things that…

Bringing the Right Attitude:

What does it mean to bring the right attitude to work? What is the impact, positive or negative? In this week’s video blog post I talk about an example that came up in a leadership workshop I was conducting this past week with a colleague.   _____________________________________________________________________________________ John Whitehead, coaches…