Coaching Mindset Index™ Case Study: Leading the Way with Candor

By AIIR Consulting • August 2, 2018

Guest post by: Dr. Jen Hall A high performing CTO gets some surprising feedback needed to reframe his understanding of himself, engage his team, and improve his management style. After a debrief of his Coaching Mindset Index™ results, he is able to reorient his leadership style and cultivate a passion for coaching his team. The Case Brian Stanton is the CTO of a multinational manufacturing firm. Following a series of resignations on his team, Brian was referred for coaching by his boss, the CEO of the organization. The company CEO had received numerous reports that Brian was a difficult boss....

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AIIR’s Summer Reading List

By Alex Schanne • July 26, 2018

Relaxing on a warm afternoon in the shade with a book in your hand is probably the best way to spend a summer. As the season passes its peak, our team at AIIR wanted to make sure that we were making the most of our prime reading months. So, we reached out to our coaches to see what they were reading and got back a lot of great suggestions. We’ve shared just a few of our favorites in the list below, broken down by Fiction, Non-Fiction, Coaching-specific, and of course, Written by our Coaches. Fiction Books: The Fallen (Michael Baldacci)-...

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AIIR Consulting Platinum Sponsor of Columbia Coaching Conference

By Alex Schanne • July 20, 2018

The executive coaching leader will present a panel discussion featuring partners from Uber, Cisco, Sanofi, Comcast and Anthem. July 13, 2018 (PHILADELPHIA, Pa.) — AIIR Consulting is proud to be the only Platinum Sponsor of Columbia University’s Columbia Coaching Conference, held Oct. 17–19, 2018, in New York, NY. As part of its commitment to the conference and the advancement of the executive coaching industry, AIIR has assembled a panel of forward-thinking coaching partners from Sanofi, Comcast, Cisco, Anthem, and Uber. The panel will discuss “Coaching the System: Industry Perspectives on Scaling Coaching Culture throughout Organizations.” AIIR will also present its...

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Coach Spotlight: AIIR CEO Jonathan Kirschner, Psy.D.

AIIR Spotlight: AIIR Consulting CEO Jonathan Kirschner, Psy.D.

By AIIR Consulting • July 19, 2018

Why did you choose psychology? Growing up, I had trouble with processing speed and reading comprehension. My mother, who is my #1 hero, pulled me out of the school I was in and placed me in a high-touch school. The teachers leveraged alternative strategies to sharpen my audio/visual perception and teach me how to work around my greatest weaknesses. They did all this, while simultaneously affirming my strengths and building me up. I re-entered mainstream education in the 5th grade. Through the whole experience, I learned the concept of leveraging strengths while simultaneously identifying and mitigating weaknesses. I’ve always been...

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Equipping Managers to Succeed in a Leader-as-Coach Role

By AIIR Consulting • July 5, 2018

Through almost a decade of experience, we’ve seen well-designed executive coaching programs produce incredible results, including increased engagement, improved relationships and collaboration, and increases in both the volume and quality of individual leaders’ outputs. And we aren’t alone. A global survey by PWC and the Association Resource Center showed a mean ROI for companies investing in coaching at 7X the initial investment, with more than 25% of companies reporting a ROI between 10X and 49X the initial investment. Considering these benefits, it’s little wonder that talent and HR leaders are working to expand the application of coaching beyond the executive...

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Radical Candor: feedback with feeling

By Alex Schanne • June 22, 2018

When the two choices are to evolve or get eaten, evolution seems like the obvious choice to make. It is really the only option to optimize success as a species, so why don’t we have the same mentality towards adaptation as employees? Feedback is the signal to adapt in your role as an employee to meet the needs of an ever changing environment. Most people shy away from feedback in fear or shame, but without it, we become stagnant in our roles and risk losing our jobs completely. That is why it is a leader’s job to create a culture...

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The five biggest challenges leaders will face this year

By AIIR Consulting • March 19, 2018

The five biggest challenges leaders will face this year Leadership is one of the most important factors in business success. Organizations depend on leaders to set strategy, manage changing market trends, and guide them through challenges to success. Now only three months into 2018, it appears this will be a particularly challenging year for individuals at the tops of their organizations. To understand the biggest challenges leaders and organizations will face in 2018, we asked 44 senior members of the AIIR Global Coaching Alliance for their perspectives. Using a qualitative data analysis, we identified five of the greatest challenges that...

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Join AIIR at the 15th Annual Executive Coaching Conference

By AIIR Consulting • March 13, 2018

Join the AIIR Consulting team at The Conference Board’s 15th Annual Executive Coaching Conference, held March 20 – 21 at the Westin New York at Times Square, 270 W. 43rd Street. As conference sponsors, AIIR’s coaches, clients and acquaintances are entitled to 20% off at registration with the code AIIR20. To develop leaders that can drive business results, organizations must develop coaching cultures that engage as many individuals as possible. The 15th Annual Executive Coaching Conference, “Building Coaching Cultures to Achieve Corporate Goals,” will focus on cutting edge research, practices and theoretical perspectives on the many ways organizations are building coaching cultures. Tickets and additional information...

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Catch some AIIR in NYC

By AIIR Consulting • March 13, 2018

AIIR Consulting is proud to sponsor a panel discussion hosted by the NYC Chapter of the International Coach Federation. The event, “Team Coaching: An Academic, Corporate and Leadership Perspective,” will be held the evening of March 20 at The New School, 55 West 13th Street. Connect with the AIIR Consulting team and learn from a panel of thought leaders and corporate team coaching practice leaders as the strategies they use to deliver team coaching programs, and how those coaching programs drive engagement and success in their organizations. Dr. Krister Lowe, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of the Team Coaching Zone, will moderate...

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Trust scandal and the decline of team culture

Scandal, Mistrust and Declining Team Culture

By AIIR Consulting • March 10, 2018

Scandal, Mistrust and Declining Team Culture We are witness to a massive shift in the business landscape. Once characterized by an impenetrable culture of fear and compliance, the walls that surrounded the entertainment and mass media industry, as well as the careers and reputations of some of its most prominent leaders, are crumbling under allegations of sexual harassment. Unfortunately, this type of toxic culture and the allegations of inappropriate behavior it breeds is not limited to the media. Dozens of high-power individuals in public office and industries ranging from tech to finance have stepped down or been removed from their...

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