Insight On Coaching
Summary: live, internet radio show on professional, executive and management coaching
According to the U.S. Census Bureau: In the 2004 Presidential election, there were 32 million people who reported that they were not registered to vote. The top two reasons for not registering were being uninterested in politics or missing the registration deadline. Of the 142 million people who reported that they were registered to vote, 16 million did not vote in the 2004 presidential election. Of these registered nonvoters, reasons ranged from too busy or conflicting work or school schedules (20%); illness, disability or family emergency (15%); not interested or felt their vote would not make a difference (11%); and 10% did not like the candidates or the issues. This year’s election is a critical time for our country, and many companies are encouraging their staff to get involved in the political process and vote. What are the benefits for promoting social responsibility within the workforce, such as getting employees to become more socially aware and informed? How are companies and coaches incorporating the value of political awareness and social responsibility into their practices? Our panel of experts address these questions and more.
In today's socially-responsible world, a business must maintain ethical, accountable principles in order to be successful. But the number of large companies that have embraced sustainability as a core business strategy remains small - no more than a dozen of the Fortune 500, if that, according to an article last year by CNN/Money. Today, going green has become the catch phrase of corporate America, illustrating a voluntary, conscientious stance to go above and beyond what is required by law. Even global giants on Wall Street, from Wal-Mart to HP, are seeing cost savings and other benefits from going green. Our show explores the green movement further, highlighting the role coaches are playing in driving social responsibility initiatives within organizations.
More and more consumers are being forced into financial responsibility by the housing downturn and a weakening economy. With less than 15 percent of Americans "living within their means," according to the Federal Reserve’s Survey of Consumer Finances, the current recession is a critical time to get personal finances in shape. What lessons for financial success can be learned from the recent housing crisis and market fluctuations? How are coaches helping individuals get fiscally fit not only for work, but also for home and play? With limited resources, what are the best ways to spend and save your money during a recession? We'll speak with coaches and personal finance experts on the best recession lessons that can last a lifetime.
During difficult economic times, many businesses find themselves forced to make cuts. With the national unemployment rate now at 5.7 percent – the highest level in four years – it appears more challenging to sustain a career during a recession. What are the career impacts of a recession? Is it possible to recession-proof your career? How can coaching help one to survive a recession? And how are coaches working one-on-one with individuals to help guide them in their careers and make the best choices? Why is utilizing a coach even more critical to ensure success during a slowdown? In this program, we’ll learn best practices from coaches and also talk with career experts on current recession situations and solutions for individuals.
A follow up to our extremely popular The Value of Mentorship show, our four previous guests join us again to continue our discussion about the differences between coaching and mentoring, how to build a mentoring program, and best practices to keep in mind when providing mentoring in your organization.
Donald Trump first introduced “The Apprentice” in 2004, and the original show has spawned successive seasons, international and celebrity versions, books, studies, and loyal fans since its inception. Apprentice-wannabees compete in various business challenges and work together to achieve specific goals, until one is ultimately hired by Trump and awarded a salary of $250,000. What lessons does “The Apprentice” offer Corporate America today? Where are the Apprentices today and how do they continue to succeed in business?
National Mentoring Month is marked each January, with an annual “Thank Your Mentor Day” at the end of the month. Why is having a mentor as important in business as also serving as a mentor? What resources are available to mentors and mentees, and how does Corporate America view or support the role of mentorship? What is the role of the mentor versus coach, and what do the two share in common?
Managing a major promotion is second only to divorce in terms of life stress, according to research from HR consultancy DDI. Failure to manage your step up the ladder could not only affect your morale and make you lose confidence in your abilities, but could cost the company if you're not able to take on the challenges your promotion requires. What does it take to get ahead and how can a coach help ambitious employees reach this goal?
Filipino Americans (Fil-Ams) make up the second largest Asian population in the United States, with most in major urban cities in California (both Northern and Southern), New York, Washington and Hawaii. Fil-Ams also have some of the highest educational attainment rates in the country and, compared to other Asian American groups, also have the highest median household incomes. But this group is also widely known as “the invisible minority” – why is that? And what issues are important to Fil-Ams? How can big business better reach and understand this influential minority group, and what role are coaches playing in working with and for Fil-Am audiences?
With Academy Award winning actors acknowledging the key people who made their success possible, the acting coach is perhaps one of the most familiar professional coaches in the business world today. Aspiring stars always ask how to make it in the business, but how do acting coaches make it? Who are the top acting coaches and how do they work? What methods do the best acting coaches employ, and what draws big-name talent to them? How can these lessons translate from on-screen success to business or personal success? This show will feature some of the entertainment industry’s top talent and look at some of their biggest names and best practices.
Estimated at costing the local economy more than $3 billion since it began last November, Hollywood's 100-day strike came to a widely welcomed end on February 12. After securing several advances for writers, including establishing residuals for writing in new media and on the Internet, the Writers Guild of America members, from both West and East unions, voted overwhelmingly to go back to work. The two unions represent more than 12,000 writers working in film, television, radio and new media. Largely considered the entertainment industry’s most contentious labor dispute in recent history, the WGA strikes offer valuable lessons for other guilds, unions, and other business industries. This show explores those key lessons and also asks, “What are the rules that come into play when a strike affects business as usual? How can professional coaches help leadership and work forces during a strike?”
Executive recruiters have long been considered the lifeline to major companies seeking the best in top-level talent. Today there’s an increasingly valued role of networking, both online and off, with a Gallop poll revealing that 80 percent of workers find their jobs through their networks. Recruiters also are facing stiff competition and criticism over how they track top talent and whether they truly understand the needs of the hiring company. We’ll talk with coaches who work with both recruiters and executives using recruiters, as well as the recruiters themselves to understand the key issues surrounding recruitment and retention today.
Web 2.0 has been hailed as the business revolution in the computer industry, changing how the world uses and views the World Wide Web. Technologies such as blogs, wikis, podcasts, RSS feeds, social software and more are an increasingly integral part of business success today. How does Corporate America define and use Web 2.0 and what are the key characteristics, issues and innovations of Web 2.0? We’ll also talk with coaches and other experts about working with Web 2.0 and its potential to transform companies and result in business success.
African-Americans have had major influence on societal/cultural trends and business innovations, yet this group remains largely underrepresented in the corporate world. The group makes up just a small fraction of Fortune 500 company leadership, major college campus populations, and business school graduates. How can coaching help companies find, attract and retain African-American talent? What issues are important for coaching African-American business teams or marketing to African-American audiences?
Most people change jobs several times, with the average amount of career changes throughout a lifetime at 5-7, and the average number of job changes at 29-30, according to a university study. This show explores the reasons why people change careers or industries and what factors prompt so many job changes within a career or industry. We will speak with career experts and coaches who help executives and managers reinvent themselves, and learn the best ways to find a career that makes one truly happy.