We all grew up hearing the Aesop tale of the Tortoise and the Hare. Some have misguidedly assessed that the moral of that story was “slow and steady wins the race.” However, if you look a little deeper, the true moral of that story was how over-confidence ultimately leads to peril. From the boardroom to the political pulpit; from the courtroom to the football field, we all have experienced stories of how seemingly “unbeatable” teams suddenly snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. In dismay, we seem to utter, but they were “too big to fail;” “too great to lose.” We often pause, stunned, and ask ourselves “How could this have happened?” The answer to this question at the end of the day is quite simple. We have all seen, time and time again, how the mighty have fallen victims to perhaps the greatest sin of all, the sin of hubris.Read More
Are you looking for new and exciting ways to develop your employees? Would you like to maximize your training dollars? How about build a culture of feedback and mutual accountability? Sounds too good to be true? Welcome to the concept of Team Coaching. It accomplishes all of this and more. Please enjoy this Case Study on Team Coaching.
Team Coaching is one of the coolest new things to hit the field of OD in a while. It is something that Apex is increasingly being asked to do by our clients and something we are really passionate about creating and implementing with our partners. There are different approaches and some call it Group Coaching (see www.Badergroup.com), but however it is implemented…Team Coaching Works!Read More
Since the dawn of time, or at least the dawn of Human Resources, organizations have wrestled with how to deal with Performance Management. It seems that like everything else, Performance Management Systems are susceptible to trends and fads, based on whatever a CEO or HR Executive may read in the in-flight business magazine or in the current HBR.Read More
One of the most common questions we get in our consulting practice is: When is the best time to get a coach? Click here to take our Coaching Readiness Inventory. We believe that a dedicated resource and thought partner can be beneficial at any time and at any level in an organization; but a coach is an especially powerful resource at 3 specific milestones in a leader’s tenure. They are as follows:Read More
If there is one thing we have learned in the years we have spent coaching, it is that each engagement is different. At Apex we have created a number of coaching options based on the requests, budget, and needs of our clients, but the one thing that is consistent across all of our options is flexibility.Read More
Apex’s philosophy for development is to employ a variety of assessments. We believe that assessments create real “AHA” moments for people and can really jump start professional development by creating radical self-awareness moments. This is true for training as well as Executive Coaching.Read More