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6 principles to improve our communications

Aug 31, 2020

Do you achieve the desired impact when communicating with others? Communication skills are often taken for granted because we communicate with others every day. We think we have good communication skills because we aim to communicate our message effectively and listen to the other person. But is good intention enough? Successful communication is...

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Leadership involves managing change – how good are you at it?

Jun 23, 2020

Leadership involves changing and knowing how to manage change with your team in order to instate a culture of accountability and innovation. However, no one is naturally inclined to change, as change means accepting loss of control, trusting the unknown, being vulnerable, facing one's fears. Real change can hardly take place without a modicum of...

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Audio exercise: What keeps you from entering the arena, from being vulnerable?

May 01, 2020

The Arena exercise is frequently used in our coaching sessions when accompanying a team, to make each member aware of how they act when they are at their best. By conducting the exercise, we allow the team to explore new perspectives and challenge themselves. 

In the Arena you : 

  • Are at your best
  • Are available, present, open
  • Dare to...
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What does fear have to do with leadership and managing a team?

Apr 27, 2020

To say we are living in uncertain times is a massive understatement. Every day, we feed ourselves with the news and we worry more and more and we let the fear get the best of us. We are scared of the economy, we are scared of not being in control, and now we are even scared of each other. 

Don’t get me wrong, fear...

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5 tips for your remote-working team to be effective

Mar 26, 2020

At o2 Coaching, the whole team works remotely, in normal circumstances. A situation like Covid-19 therefore has a slightly less impact on our work organisation. Then, in order to share what we have learned about how to be productive and committed in this type of environment, we decided to collect all our tips to help teams be effective while...

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As a manager, how do you let go of your expert posture?

Mar 25, 2020

When you become a manager, it is inevitable to make a change of state of mind, to go from being an expert to a manager who coaches and gives a vision to his team. This change is easier said than done. Generally speaking, all managers with whom we collaborate understand the benefits of this change. However, the application is not so simple,...

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Why is empathy an essential skill for a manager?

Mar 25, 2020

Empathy is THE skill to develop for a manager. It's not just me saying it! This is the observation of the American consulting firm Development Dimensions International (DDI), which has surveyed more than 15,000 leaders in 300 companies across 18 countries for more than a decade. A report it published in 2016 indicated that the leadership skill...

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Why is mindfulness essential in a management team?

Mar 25, 2020

Often our focus in an organization is on results, so we are under pressure to be productive at all times. This often prevents us from taking the time to think about the added value we want to bring. In this context, as a management team, we may have the reflex to focus more on what needs to be accomplished and less on who we need to be as...

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What is your Strategic HR Professional USC?

Feb 24, 2020

Most of the HR professionals that I work with are very busy, they have busy days with long lists of tasks to accomplish, to which are added daily renewed emergencies. Does that sound familiar? In this context, we address the first file that lands on our desk without question and we dive into operations. But is it in this operational whirlwind...

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What is your executive committee’s USC?

Feb 20, 2020

What is your role in the organization as a steering committee? What is your vision? Have you taken the time to think about it? During my experiences as a coach, I realized that executive committees are often either very strategic or very operational, depending on their context. Which side are you on? Do you think you work at the right...

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