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CoachX: Patricia Marino on Self Sabotage

Patricia Marino shares her "victory guidelines" to diminish the impact of self-sabotage. 

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2015 Conference Video: Some Surprising Truths about Habits

Many habit-formation strategies are familiar: monitor the behavior we want to change; hold ourselves accountable; schedule a specific time for an activity. Such strategies are important and powerful—but they’re familiar....

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A longitudinal investigation of relational catalyst support of goal strivings

The goal of this work was to test a theoretical model of relational catalyst (RC) support provision that promotes thriving in non-adverse times. We tested a pathway proposed by Feeney and Collins that explains how RC support in the context of close relationships might lead to thriving....

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Goals Gone Wild: The Systematic Side Effects of Over-Prescribing Goal Setting

Goal setting is one of the most replicated and influential paradigms in the management literature. Hundreds of studies conducted in numerous countries and contexts have consistently demonstrated that setting specific, challenging goals can powerfully drive behavior and boost performance....

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The Leadership Quarterly

Leading from different psychological distances: A construal-level perspective on vision communication, goal setting, and follower motivation

How should leaders construct and communicate their messages to most effectively motivate their employees? We offer an integrative framework to address the diverging and complementary nature of two established approaches to employee motivation: Vision communication and goal setting....

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The Journal of Positive Psychology

Is courage always a virtue? Suicide, killing, and bad courage

Is it always good to be courageous? We have proposed elsewhere that the subjective nature of judging the worth of a goal may on occasion lead to bad courage: When an actor voluntarily assumes personal risk for a goal he or she believes is noble but society views as a wrong....

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Coaching Jounral

How does a brief strengths-based group coaching intervention work?

Strengths-based approaches are growing in popularity in coaching. To contribute to the evidence for their effectiveness we conducted a field study with random allocation to investigate the impact of a short bespoke strengths-based group coaching intervention on self-efficacy confidence in goal confidence and strengths knowledge....

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Coaching and Mentoring Journal

Knowledge sharing in the organizational context: using Social Network Analysis as a coaching tool

Knowledge sharing between employees is a critical success factor in knowledge intensive organisations and depends on the quality of an employee’s relationships with co-workers. Relatively little research has been done on how to incorporate relationship aspects into a coaching intervention....

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Coaching and Mentoring Journal

Goal orientation in coaching differs according to region experience and education

Goal-setting remains a largely unquestioned element of coaching practice. This study examined the goal orientation of 194 coaches in the U.S. and Europe. An analysis of survey results revealed differences according to region coaching experience and education....

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What makes goals choiceworthy? A qualitative study of hedonic eudaimonic and structural motives

Research on goal choice has been limited by restricted explanatory categories unidimensional quantitative ratings of goal importance and limited samples in academic settings. Open-ended inquiry can yield a much richer picture of goal choices....

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