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Where to get the perseverance to keep on going?

How do I focus on one thing at a time, when there are plenty of things to do? Where to find the motivation of doing things and finishing the tasks? Where to find enough perseverance?

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Four perspectives of reflective self-awareness

One of the simplest methods of developing greater self-awareness is to allocate time regularly to revisit recent experiences and seek insights from them. A simple structure for this is the quartet of questions:

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Welcome to the Renewed BoMentis Coaching House Website

BoMentis Ltd turns 20 years this year. During the past two decades the company has grown into a significant management consulting company. We have learnt to develop our own practices through encounters with thousands of management teams, leaders and organizations. 

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Is your organisation ready for internally sourced team coaching?

Teams are the cellular structures that make the corporate body work. Without teams, it would be next to impossible to organise large, complex tasks. Yet teams rarely perform as well as they might.

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Why coaches and mentors shouldn’t beat themselves up when client change doesn’t happen

Every beginner coach or mentor goes through a phase of questioning their own competence, based upon a sense that they could (or should) have had so much more impact.

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Multiplicity theory and team coaching

The concept that humans are composed not of one single self or personality, but of numerous different “selves” that think and behave differently in response to different stimuli, is now well entrenched.

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Yet another reason to focus more on the team and less on individuals

Having a team full of superstars doesn’t lead to high performance, according to research by Roderick Swaab. His researches indicate that when two-thirds of the team are star performers, they co-operate less and become more competitive with each other.

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When the captain and his crew are blindfolded

As a top management team aims for the stars, it might end up landing on the moon, if the core of its teamwork is not good enough.

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How teams evolve: a systemic perspective

There are a number of models of team development, which provide perspectives on how teams evolve over time. Most commonly cited is Tuckman’s four stages of forming, storming, norming and performing.

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Want to Grow into a Stellar Team?

Builder of Success, Leadership Coach and Management Team Developer Vesa Ristikangas introduces his newest book "Stellar Management Teams" (Routledge, 2018).

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Book review: Concrete tips for developing every manager’s work!

Stellar Management Teams book is built around a clear framework of a five-pointed star. In the core of the star is trust – the limitless energy source of the management team. What is good about the book?

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Book review: Is it important to ensure nobody gets offended?

Trust is a big word everyone seems to be talking about these days. So do Ristikangas and Rinne in their book “Stellar Management Teams”. (Routledge, 2018) But they have something new and fresh to say about trust.

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Three Tips on How to be the Leader that People Will Remember

It’s no news that organizations face multiple needs to adapt to changes in their operational environments. For instance, millennials’ values differ partly drastically from middle-agers’. Expectations of what makes a good leader are no longer the same as they were a decade ago.

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Does fear of opening up something you can’t handle hold you back from asking tough questions?

Even very experienced coaches and mentors admit to worrying that sometimes they are not taking the conversation deep enough, or giving enough challenge to the coachee or mentee.

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Organizations do not exist, but people do!

But people do! It sounds radical but it is not. Accepting this is the key to understanding what the future holds for us and so, for organizational development.

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Benefits of Systemic Coaching Skills

As a successful leader or organizational developer, you have to have enough understanding about these changes and their impacts. Learning systemic coaching skills can help you with that.

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Stellar Management Teams out now!

In 2014, BoMentis Partner and Senior Leadership Coach Vesa Ristikangas wrote a book called Johtoryhmästä tähtijoukkue.  Recently, the book was translated and published in February 2018 by well-known British editor Routledge.

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Measuring and evaluation of coaching

In the context of development relationships, there are three perspectives or levels at which it is helpful to establish the habit of measurement.

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The role of wisdom in the coach/mentor -AI partnership

In all the major models of human maturity, two qualities recur constantly: wisdom and connectedness. Wisdom, as exemplified by the original mentor, Athene, relates to the process of reflection upon and learning from experience. The scope of wisdom is therefore associated with and to some extent limited by the range of experiences, to which a person is exposed, either directly or vicariously, intendedly or unintendedly.

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Without appreciation you cannot inspire

Management teams face the same problems as all teams around the world: common goals and joint decisions are lacking, interaction is of low quality and the team members do not feel valued. These issues need to be solved, if the team wants to be successful.

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