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15 Insights To Consider in 2023

Keeping abreast of the latest research and trends in the field of executive coaching is essential for staying ahead in the industry. To help you stay informed, we have compiled a list of the 15 most highly regarded insight articles published on These articles delve into a range of topics—from the latest advancements in coaching techniques to emerging trends in business management—and offer valuable insights and practical applications for executive coaches looking to enhance their professional practice. Whether you're a seasoned coach or just starting out, these articles are a must-read for anyone looking to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the executive coaching and business fields.

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Overviews of the 15 insights to consider in 2023

Executive coaches aid their executives with impactful questions that help them realize their genuine desires and goals. The inquisitive nature of executive coaching has led many organizations to identify curiosity as an important aspect of executive coaching. But what is the science of curiosity, how does it help executive coaches, and how can coaches embrace a more curious outlook on their executive’s concerns and goals? Continue reading for insight on six effects that curiosity has on executive coaches and their impact on clients.

We all inquire, but do our inquiries have a significant impact during our coaching sessions? Can they prompt deeper exploration and encourage clients to reflect on their objectives and aspirations? If not, are they merely advancing the dialogue? To gain a better understanding of the nature of questions, the value of powerful questions, and seven practical strategies for asking effective questions, keep reading.

In episode #1095 of the Arete Coach Podcast, Severin Sorensen welcomes a distinguished panel of executive coaches, including Michele Barry, Ben Griffin, Barry Goldberg, Phil Holberton, and Conor Neill. The discussion focuses on how to prepare for an economic downturn and the 10 essential considerations one can take into account during a difficult recession. The aim of the episode is to offer valuable advice for CEOs, business owners, and executive coaches in preparing for a probable recession.

As 2022 came to a close, we found ourselves wondering which podcasts might be the most useful to executive coaches, leadership coaches, organizational development coaches, business leaders, business owners, CEOs, and key-level executives. To find out, we dug into what data, Google Analytics, ListenNotes, Apple Podcasts, RSS feed monitors, podcast backlinks, citation indexes, and other sources tell us about 2022’s top podcasts. This article unveils the research and the 35 best well-known, new, and niche executive coaching podcasts of 2022.

Bloom's Taxonomy is a model that outlines the human learning process, created by Benjamin Bloom, a former chair of a committee of educators at the University of Chicago, in 1956 (Heick, 2020). It has been updated and widely adopted in the education and development field. In this article, you'll gain understanding of Bloom's Taxonomy, questions that encourage clients to delve deeper into self-discovery and reach their objectives, and resources for use in your coaching sessions.

The International Coaching Federation's (ICF) seventh Core Competency is the capability to evoke "awareness." This refers to having knowledge and understanding of a situation or occurrence. Merriam-Webster defines awareness as the quality or state of being cognizant. In the context of executive coaching, this article delves into the meaning of awareness, the necessity for executive coaches to cultivate it, and ways they can do so.

In 2020, the executive coaching industry lost a great pioneer in the field of research and evidence-based coaching, Professor Anthony Grant, PhD. In light of Professor Anthony Grant’s groundbreaking research and life legacy, Severin Sorensen and Nathalie Pavlik moderated a celebration of research, life, and legacy of Professor Anthony Grant at the European Mentoring and Coaching Council Global Research Conference on September 8, 2022. In this article, we share a sneak peek into Severin and Nathalie’s presentation, “Taking Out the Sham, and Putting in the Wham: Towards Evidence-Based Coaching Practice—Honoring the Life and Work of Professor Anthony Grant, PhD.”

This Insight article explores the tactics employed by individuals who commit time theft by working multiple full-time jobs, and investigates the motivations behind this practice. Within the article, several strategies are outlined that employers can implement to identify and prevent this practice.

In this Insight article, we assess the advantages and disadvantages of the 4-day workweek. The article features Severin Sorensen's perspective on managing a workplace that adopted a 4-day workweek and also explores existing research, case studies, and perspectives on the 4-day workweek.

Explore the Japanese concept, “Ikigai”, meaning “a reason for being,” and its relation to psychologist Viktor Frankl’s concept of finding meaning in life. After reviewing the concept of Ikigai, examples of how coaches can bring Ikigai into their coaching practice through a series of powerful questions is shared.

For many years, full-time work with a single employer was the standard. It went unchallenged until digital advancements, such as fast and inexpensive Internet, made remote work possible. The gig economy, with its emphasis on flexible, location-independent jobs, has risen as a result of this change in the traditional employment relationship. This article explores the impact of the gig economy, perspectives from both workers and employers, legal considerations, and provides practical advice for success when working in the gig economy.

Currently, more than 60% of employees nationwide are not engaged in their work (Harter, 2021). Despite business leaders’ efforts to entice employees to engage, recent statistics tell us that most employees still evade engagement strategies. How are today’s employees avoiding work and evading engagement? What are they doing to maintain their employment with minimal effort or output? In this article, we examine strategies employees use to avoid work, why they avoid work, and what employers can do to discourage low engagement.

This article delves into the LifeLine Reflection Activity, an exercise that allows individuals to reflect on their personal experiences and gain valuable insights for their future. We examine the data, rationale, and method behind this exercise, and demonstrate its relevance in contemporary executive coaching.

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the workplace in many ways. Arguably, one of the biggest changes has been where people work. The increase in remote work has tested the adaptability and flexibility of managers and employers worldwide, and raised questions as to how employers should monitor the productivity of employees. This article explores the virtual monitoring technology available to help examine employee productivity, the effects this technology has on the productivity of employees, why employers are resorting to these programs, and how they change the employer-employee relationship.

With a high demand for talent and low supply of skilled knowledge workers, what are businesses to do? The answer is simple: stop focusing on the immediate issue of hiring talent and instead address the systemic issue that got us here to begin with: The Silver Tsunami. In this article, explore 20 strategies business owners and CEOs can use to weather the Silver Tsunami with success.

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