Coaching and Golf

Coaching and Golf
The last two weeks of June were very memorable for me. My daughter graduated from the University of St Andrews in Scotland, and I also took the opportunity to play two rounds of golf at the world famous Old Course. Bucket list checked. The Old Course is a links course. A links course is built on a sandy area, normally near coastlines. This was my first experience as a golfer playing on such a course. While I have received some tips on how one would play...

The Role of Trust and Intuition in Mentorship

Acting as a coach/mentor is one of the best expressions of leadership and, in particular, mindful leadership. An engaged and connected leader doesn’t see coaching or mentoring as an act to be performed or a checklist to be completed, but rather a way of being in the workplace, leading by example and having the time to offer constructive feedback. I want to share some examples to clarify the coach/mentor relationship and how it might work with an employe...

Millennial Managers? What Coaches can Do to Help Prepare Companies

By 2020 Millennials will make up 50 percent of the global workforce, and every day more of their members are eligible to become supervisors, managers and bosses. The only problem is, they don’t want to. At least, not in the usual sense. Reports show that younger workers are less interested in managing people and more interested in things like job mobility and becoming “knowledge experts.” But in fact, Millennials aren’t unwilling to lead, they just wa...

Leadership Development: Which is Best? Teaching, Mentoring or Coaching?

In order to answer this question, we first need to understand the distinctions between them and the value of each approach. While many see teaching, mentoring and coaching as somewhat synonymous and interrelated, they are in-fact distinctly different. Firstly, we need to be aware that there is the label and the process. A label is a name that we use such as a teacher, a mentor or a coach. In the sports world, the common label is a coach such as golf...
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