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Vision, Navigating Obstacles and the Fog

On Sunday, March 31st during the elite eight basketball game between Duke and Louisville, player Kevin Ware suffered a very visibly and gruesome break to his lower right leg and both teams were stunned and visibly shaken. Officials stopped the game for nine minutes. Ware’s teammates held his hand. His words were clear even though he was in…

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What We Are Reading: “DiversityInc: The Difference Between Mentoring, Coaching, and Sponsorship”

We’ve often discussed mentoring in the past and the differences between coaching and mentoring as well, but DiversityInc Magazine took an additional approach.  They analyzed some of the basic differences between mentoring, coaching, and sponsorship. Depending on your organization’s available opportunities for development and growth, any one of these may be the right approach for…

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“Honoring Who You Are” – The Shape of Things to Come (by The Octagon Coach)

The Octagon Coach – Article 6 “Honoring Who You Are” Over the past several months, we have reviewed the four initial dimensions or stages of coaching.  Now we will explore the fifth:   Communication Observation Awareness Choices Honor Honoring or acknowledging one’s own history, culture, accomplishments and efforts is important.  It is critical that your…

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The Octagon COACHING Model – LinkedIn Group Anniversary

TOCM Discussion Group on LinkedIn: 1 Year Anniversary. One year since it’s launch, with almost 250 Members, and over 200 discussions, The Octagon COACHING Model has been a great forum for posting thought-provoking articles, discussion topics, and for sharing experiences and information on coaching, leadership development, emotional intelligence, resiliency, diversity & inclusion, nonprofit management, career…

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