A Manager’s Guide to Resolving Conflicts

Conflicts occur in the office - there is no way to avoid it. As a manager, your role is to mediate arguments and prevent future conflicts from occurring. That being said, how do YOU handle conflicts when you are a part of it? It is easier to take a step back from the argument and provide solutions when it happens between your employees. How do [...]

June 2nd, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Top 3 Soft Skills Companies Look for in Managers

Plus how you can acquire and hone them. We are all no strangers to soft skills. Touted as a key management skill, this borders on ambiguity at times. Sure, we know that communication and leadership is part of soft skills to have. But what are the specific components of it? How to acquire and hone these skills? With the changing economy and a shift in the [...]

April 20th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Core Skills of a Leader Who Develops Talent – A Professional Coach Certification is Vital to Building Leadership Skills

Successful business managers should be able to juggle a variety of responsibilities. Whether handling stressful circumstances, dealing with difficult employees or developing leadership skills among their team, an efficient manager must adapt to the specific needs of a situation. Those that possess a professional coach certification understand why their skills are vital to the business and what motivating actions they should take. For a manager [...]

October 6th, 2016|

How Can Being A Coach Boost Your Career?

When I first started training as a coach, my peers and I were really fixated on the idea of being a professional coach, which I eventually became. When it came to passing down coaching skills in the early 2000s, the trend had shifted slightly. The people who wanted to be trained as a coach were not so much focused on being a personal [...]

July 12th, 2016|

How coaching can help companies with their Learning and Development goals for their staff

An interview with Executive Coach International’s General Manager, Ms Loo Mei Yee (PCC, ICF). This article is adapted from an interview with Ms Loo in the July 2015 issue of HRM magazine regarding how coaching could help organizations with their staff’s learning. 1. How learning within a company has evolved In most organizations, employees are simply provided with the [...]

August 3rd, 2015|

‘What are the perks of being a coach?’ – The Coach Connection Series

The Coach Connection Series brings you insights from our internationally-certified coaches on becoming one yourself! The Coach Connection is a series of casual sessions to get to know more about our lead coaches through a set of frequently asked questions. This episode explores the benefits involved in taking up coach certification courses, such as the Professional Coach Training Program™ offered by Executive Coach [...]

July 15th, 2015|