Assessing Mental Toughness

I recently went to the ICF NYC Assessment Café, a stimulating event that showcased 8 very different assessments to the coaches in attendance. Having been immersed in personality assessment for many years, I was particularly intrigued by the MTQPlus as it homes in on specific aspects of personality that determine how we deal with stress and pressure, and how we …

‘Tis the season for setting goals

This year, I was in the UK for Christmas, surrounded by quintessential English countryside. I took a break from work, and prioritized time with loved ones. This downtime, and the peaceful setting that is such a contrast from my normal Manhattan lifestyle, lent itself perfectly to introspection. Like many others, I found myself reflecting on the year gone by: assessing …

Is Unconscious Bias Limiting Your Success as a Mentor?

Recently, I’ve noticed a growing number of organizations introducing structured mentoring initiatives, matching junior members of staff with senior leaders through formal programs. As these programs grow in popularity, here is my biggest piece of advice for those of you finding yourselves in a formal mentoring role. Unconscious bias: the barrier to a successful mentoring relationship Your mentee is looking …