Coaching with ROI

Coaching with ROI

If you put money in a drawer, it will lose value. If you invest well, they can bring you a high return on investment. Depending on how well you are familiar with finances and you know various investment options, a well invested PLN 100 can bring you PLN 107, PLN 200, PLN 1,000 or PLN 10,000. People who know a lot about finance and investing know the possibilities of investing in real estate, stocks on the stock market, in their own business or in savings deposits in a bank account. In today’s article, I will introduce you to one of the ways of investing with the highest ROI, i.e. the return on investment in the coaching process. Thus, I will explain to you what ROI is and why investing in business coaching – with business coaches from our ecoCoach team – brings the highest ROI and is a very popular method of investing in the USA by both individuals and companies.

What is ROI? How to calculate investment returns?

ROI is a profitability index used to measure the effectiveness of a company and the effectiveness of investment activities. It is used both in business and to measure the effectiveness of investing in individuals. ROI is simply an acronym for Return On Investment, meaning Return on Investment. The ROI for an investment by an individual or enterprise is most easily calculated as follows:

ROI = ((Sales revenue – Capital expenditures) / Capital expenditures) x 100%

We will present it with a specific example.

Suppose you invest your money in the stock market. Suppose you are investing PLN 100 by buying 10 shares of a company for PLN 10 per share. If you know it and are lucky, because you bought the shares at the right moment, then when you sell them after the shares have risen to PLN 15 per share, you will get back PLN 150 when you sell the shares. You can say that you have earned PLN 50 and your profit is PLN 50.

Let’s see what the ROI will be like:

Sales revenue = 150 PLN

Investment outlays = PLN 100

ROI = (PLN 150 – PLN 100) / PLN 100) x 100% = 50%

So in this case the ROI will be plus 50%.

ROI can also be negative. Let’s see a second example.

Suppose you are investing your money in the stock market again. Suppose you invest PLN 100 again by buying 10 shares of a company for PLN 10. But you’ve come to the wrong time, the shares of all companies on the stock exchange have fallen and you can see that the shares you bought no longer have a value of PLN 10 per share, only PLN 9, the next day PLN 8, and the next day PLN 7 again. Then you decide that you don’t want to waste any more money and decide to sell. If you sell all 10 shares for PLN 7, you get PLN 70 back. So you invested PLN 100 and received back PLN 70, i.e. you lost PLN 30. You have a loss of PLN 30.

Let’s see what the ROI will be like:

Sales revenue = 70 PLN

Investment outlays = PLN 100

ROI = (PLN 70 – PLN 100) / PLN 100) x 100% = – 30%

So in this case the ROI will be minus 30%.

In such a simple way we can count on investing our financial resources in various activities and check their effectiveness: marketing campaigns, investing in real estate, business decisions, actions taken, training, education and coaching.

Investing in what activities gives the highest ROI?

To answer this question, you need to understand how our psyche works and how our ego works.

The answers to the above question can be extremely different. A person who invests in real estate and has achieved high returns by investing in real estate will say that the highest ROI can be achieved by investing in real estate.

A person who makes money by investing in stocks, gold or diamonds will say that the best ROI can be achieved by investing in the stock market, in gold or in diamonds.

People who are influencers and make money by being popular, writing a book, being in TV commercials, or hosting popular blogs, fanpages or YouTube channels will say their way is the best.

People who have invested in their own children will say that an investment in children is the best.

People who have invested in their own education – studies, training or coaching will say that an investment in education is the best investment.

And so on and so on and so on.

Our ego and the cognitive biases that are related to the ego prevent people from seeing the full picture of reality and the world. This is why people often argue and convince themselves that their “mine” is “mine” than the other person’s “mine”. This is why we have quarrels in families and about party, politics and the best way to invest. This is where coaching comes in as a way not only to achieve the highest ROI, but also intensively learn during this process, discover your own cognitive errors and learn to manage your own ego.

In addition, it is worth measuring the ROI from the activities we undertake regularly and be open to new opportunities that constantly appear. Real estate investment is almost as old as humanity. New opportunities and new, better areas of investing that bring high return on investment faster and more effectively are constantly emerging. One of them may be investing in cryptocurrencies or investing in business coaching.

Coaching – goal management perfected

Before we go over why business coaching with ROI works, it is worth understanding that coaching is a new field of knowledge that appeared in the second half of the 20th century in the USA. In addition, it is even less a field of knowledge and more of a practice derived from sports, business and psychology. This field is related to the goals and self-management in the effective achievement of goals

In traditional education, hardly any teacher, school, college, or educational program teaches children, students, or adults to set goals and achieve them effectively. Repeated studies of this area have shown that both athletes, businessmen, students or students, some achieved success, others did not, despite the fact that they attended the same classes, were taught by such teachers or trainers. However, what distinguished successful entrepreneurs from ineffective ones, athletes who achieved the championship, from those who did not achieve this championship, was the way they set goals for themselves or not at all.

For this reason, goal management and their effective implementation has become a separate field of knowledge, learning and practice called coaching.

Due to the fact that coaching has widely found its way into business and the history of its creation, I described HERE also in countries such as the USA or Poland, it became popular in various areas, not only in business. In the USA, for example, there are diet coaches, life coaches, relationship coaches, spiritual coaches, financial coaches, business coaches, and so on.

7 Reasons Why Coaching Works

Coaching works thanks to:

  1. Setting ambitious goals by the coaching client and a commitment before the coach to achieve it
  2. Relationships of two people – the coach and the client – to achieve a goal together effectively during the coaching process
  3. Increasing the knowledge, competence, self-confidence, wisdom and awareness of the client thanks to the tools and assessments that the coach uses during the process
  4. I believe two people in the possibility of achieving the goal, focusing on its implementation and persistent pursuit of its implementation thanks to regular coaching sessions
  5. Coaching tools, incl. relevant questions that the coach asks during coaching sessions. Tools and questions reveal new ways, opportunities and opportunities that the client has not seen so far, and they often break the client’s limiting beliefs about himself and the world around him.
  6. Coach who often works with various clients, should be able to effectively model his clients , that is, choose what a given client does exceptionally effectively in some field, and help to implement equally effectively to another of his clients
  7. The knowledge, experience and practice of a coach in the field of coaching, motivation, goal setting, NLP, modeling, management, sports, anthropology, positive psychology, behavioral psychology, knowledge about changing habits (getting rid of old, limiting habits and developing new ones)

In addition, there are several dozen points that make coaching work, and coaches are taught in advanced educational programs how to conduct effective coaching processes and help accelerate the development of their clients. We wrote about it on our blog, incl. HERE.

Business coaching with ROI guarantee from ecoCoach and the creation of a school and ecoCoach Community

From the above points regarding coaching, an important aspect emerges that must be considered in order to ensure a high return on investment in coaching?

BE AWARE: not every coach is the same.

BE CAREFUL: not all coaching schools are the same.

I wrote about this in my LinkedIn article: HERE

There are many coaching schools where trainers, coaches conducting classes and releasing new coaches into the world do not even have basic knowledge about finance, do not know how to run a business, never did, they don’t know what ROI or ROI is.

As I entered this profession from 2015, I noticed this aspect of the coaching market. Often the coaches who taught me coaching had an amazing background and knowledge in the field of psychology, but had no knowledge or experience in the field of business, marketing, sales, finance or management.

It is for this reason that, after establishing ecoCoach, researching the market, cooperating with the best business coaches and executive coaches from the United States, I, together with our team from ecoCoach, specialized in business coaching and executive coaching. Our clients and other coaches say about us that we are the first company in Poland specializing in business coaching and executive coaching. To protect more people from my long path of successfully entering the profession of an executive coach, i.e. 5 years of developing a proven process that brings return on investment to clients, we have created our own educational program and the first in Poland EcoCoach Community Business Coaching and Executive Coaching Adademia . We educate and prepare professionally for the profession of a business coach and executive coach and build a harmonious and helping community of business coaches, entrepreneurs and mentors #ecoCoachCommunity .

Many coaches completing this program also join our team, and soon we are starting our global development by offering franchise cooperation. In the ecoCoach Community business coaching school, we teach business coaching, i.e. both coaching and business development, sales, marketing, building your own PR and finance. Students in this program will learn what needs to be done to achieve high ROI for our clients and for themselves, and complete their classes with a business coach certification.

Often, participants of the ecoCoach Community, business coaches, after graduating from school and after the first months of working as a business coach, achieve a high return on investment from participation in the ecoCoach Community. Case Study and an interview with Grzegorz Marek, a business coach who participated in group 3, you can find HERE . Two months after receiving a business coach certificate, Grzegorz obtained two contracts with clients for business coaching, and the investment in the ecoCoach Community school returned to him many times after two months, his ROI is 4.525%, and we have many more such cases. In addition, the reasons why the participants choose our coaching school are well explained by the interview with Piotr Cieszkowski, participant of the 4th ecoCoach Community OPEN group and business coach, you will find this interview HERE .

To 7 reasons why coaching works, we have added the latest business knowledge in the field of modern marketing, sales, management, finance, Lean StartUp methods, Design Thinking, building sales funnels, Lean Management, self-management, turquoise organizations, Social Selling, Employee Advocacy , branding and influencer marketing.

Thanks to the above, we can guarantee our clients even a 2-fold return on investment, i.e. 100% ROI.

How to verify a business coach to achieve a high return on investment?

If you want to achieve a high return on investment thanks to coaching, first of all you should choose the right business coach.

Check first if he knows what ROI is. Ask him a simple question, what ROI is most often achieved by his clients with whom he has worked so far.

After that question, check how easy it is to answer this question. If he does not respond specifically and preferably with specific examples of his clients, thank him for the meeting, because he is probably not a business coach, but a coach working with other areas of human development.

Additionally, you can request references to one of his previous clients.

Despite the education we conduct on the market and our own educational programs, webinars and meetups, the coaching market still consists of many coaches who call themselves coaches, and occasionally and rarely work with clients, often without any success, without business experience. Avoid these and verify beforehand.

How is the investment in coaching for companies returning?

The average return on investment achieved by our business clients cooperating with ecoCoach is 5 times the return on investment. On the other hand, many of my clients achieve up to 10 or 100 times return on investment. Many studies conducted in terms of the effectiveness of business coaching (including studies conducted by Association Resource Center Inc) confirm that about 90% of organizations that experienced the coaching process achieved a positive return on investment, and about 20% achieved a ROI of 5000% and the middle value is a ROI of 700% . Such a median shows what effect a company deciding on business coaching can expect.

There is a lot to gain from coaching. When we decide to use it, we get really powerful tools that allow us to take the company to a higher level.

By choosing coaching, personal, 1: 1 or team coaching, people in the company start to work much more efficiently, get along better in teams, develop faster, achieve their set goals (not only at work, but also In private life). They overcome their own weaknesses, break limitations. Who wouldn’t like to have such employees in their company?

After training, after which employees often do not remember 98% of what the trainer said during the training, coaching is impetuously entering many organizations that consciously want to help employees build self-confidence, develop competences, generate a specific return on investment that translates into the business of the entire organization and better financial conditions of employees.

The areas that are influenced by coaching and bring a high level of ROI include the financial benefits achieved by the organization, improved communication within the team, strengthening the leadership skills and management skills of the leader.

Invite a business coach from ecoCoach to a meeting, and we will show you in greater detail how to implement coaching with ROI.

Author: Marek Wzorek – CEO and founder of ecoCoach and the first Polish Academy of Business Coaching and Executive Coaching ecoCoach Community, executive coach, author of the book “From hierarchy to turquoise, or how to manage in the 21st century”

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Group winging – flow in the team

Group winging – flow in the team

One of the twelve steps to building a turquoise team is to create an environment in which each team member can grow. It is an environment of responsibility, transparency, involvement and creativity, in which members often enter the so-called #StanFlow, #StanUskrzydlenia, #StanPflowu, #StanGrupowegoUskrzydlenia.

Below I reveal one of these twelve steps, all of which are described in my book “From Hierarchy to Turquoise, or How to Manage in the 21st Century”.

People who work in ECO-teams, in turquoise organizations or in liberated companies often work in a state of flow, also known as flow or winging. The phenomenon of individual winging has been well researched and described by Professor Mihály Cshikszentmihályi.

The phenomenon of individual flow has been described many times and I will not explain it here in great detail. Below, however, I will describe the phenomenon of Group Winging, which has been studied relatively recently by Dr. R. Keith Sawyer, professor of psychology at Washington University in St. Louis, and this phenomenon is used in ECO-bands and turquoise organizations. Companies such as google and Zappos also consciously shape the conditions for creating the Winged Effect in their bands, but it also performs among bands of jazz musicians or in improvised theater groups.

In order for the group winging phenomenon to occur, first care should be taken that the group winging – #flow – phenomenon occurs first among individual team members.

Csikszentmihalyi, conducting extensive research into the work of mountaineers, dancers, artists and scientists, found that people are more likely to enter the winged state when their environment meets four important characteristics:

1. First and foremost, people can flow if they do the tasks that best suit their qualifications. If the challenge is too great for their skills, they become frustrated; if the task isn’t hard enough they get bored.

2. Second, the flow occurs when the target is clearly defined.

3. Third, winging can occur when there is continuous and immediate feedback of how far you are from reaching your goal.

4. And fourth, flow comes when you have the opportunity to focus on the task at hand.

Based on this research, Keith Sawyer found 10 factors he identified for the occurrence of syndromes. Below I will present in more detail those that are worth taking care of when building an ECO-team and a team in turquoise organizations:

1. Team goal

Group winging can occur if a team or group has a vision, mission, common goal that all its members strive for.

2. Deep listening

A group winging state can occur when each team member is fully engaged, focused and focused on what the other person is genuinely saying, what he thinks and feels. Improvised theaters, jazz bands and ECO-bands call this phenomenon “deep listening”. Unfortunately, quite often in traditionally managed companies, people talking, unfortunately instead of genuinely listening and trying to feel for what the other person says, most often they put in their mind what they will say in a moment. This blocks the possibility of effective communication, understanding each other, and effective collaboration. The “deep listening” exercises can also be done through contemplative exercises, mindfulness meditation or concentration practice.

3. Keep the story moving forward – a condition that is especially important in creative tasks or improvising

After “listening deeply”, the most important rule in improvising and creative teams is to accept what the predecessor, another man in the band said, and continue its thread, often with the words: “Yes, and …”. This approach opens up a field for completely new conclusions, ideas and solutions.

4. Total and broad concentration

The winging effect is also common in teams that play professional basketball – for example, in NBA teams. There, a high concentration is required, the so-called broad. Instead of focusing on just one aspect, such as when concentrating on the breath while meditating, the player must focus on “broad concentration”: on the ball, how he moves, on teammates, on strategy, on team play, on opponents. People after the “wide concentration” experience recall that they felt “as if time suddenly stopped for them”, “minutes turned into hours” and that “they saw the ball move as if in slow motion”. A similar phenomenon is experienced by car accident survivors, artists or members of ECO-teams during creative workshops. Such experiences integrate the team members very much.

5. Autonomy

People become winged when they control their actions and their surroundings. In the same way, team winging increases when people feel independent, competent and share their common values. Many studies confirm that when a team knows that their manager trusts them, accepts their decisions and supports what they decide, the team works more effectively.

In team winging, unlike individual winging, autonomy leads to a paradox: each participant has autonomy in his own right, but on the other hand is flexible, listens carefully and is always ready to postpone his or her task in favor of a team task. The most innovative teams are the ones that can deal with this paradox.

6. Taming the EGO

The members of ECO-bands, like jazz musicians, know that they have to control their ego. Virtually any experienced jazz musician can tell the story of a technically gifted young instrumentalist who was, after all, a terrible jazz musician. He lacks the ability to dip his ego into a group mind.

Group flow is the magical moment where everything comes together, where the group syncs and the team members seem to be thinking with one voice. In Group Flow, each person’s idea is based on ideas that have been brought in by partners. Small ideas grow together and innovation is born.

7. Equal and fair share

Group winging is more likely when all participants play an equal, fair role in the collective creation of the final product or service. Group Flow is blocked if anyone has skills below the rest of the group; all members must have comparable skill levels. That’s why professional athletes don’t like to play with amateurs: the group flow there can’t happen because the pros will get bored and the amateurs will get frustrated. It is also blocked when one person is dominant, arrogant, or thinks they may not learn anything from this collaboration.

8. Integration – common language, tacit knowledge

By studying many different teams, psychologists have found that when we get to know our teammates better, when we integrate, we are more productive and make more effective decisions. When team members spend some time together, they share a common language and a common set of unspoken agreements – what psychologists call “tacit knowledge.” As it is unspoken, team members often don’t even realize why they can get along so effectively.

In improvised theater groups, group flow only takes place when the players have mastered “tacit knowledge”. The actors of impro groups will learn a set of guiding principles that help them function, principles such as “Trust”, “Do not negate, do not deny” and “Listen, observe, be concentrated” accelerate integration and cooperation.

It is similar with ECO-teams. I remember during one of the training sessions and a pleasant evening by the fire, still as Managing Director at igus Polska, one of my colleagues was telling a joke in which the punch line was “Everyone is someone”. During the training, we reformulated this slogan in such a way that every team member appreciated, both with its advantages and disadvantages. For many years after this training and after this integration, the slogan “everyone is someone” accompanied the whole team appreciating the diversity that we had in the team and often causing volleys of sincere laughter and joy.

9. Constant communication

Indeed, Team Winging requires constant communication. Nobody likes going to useless meetings. For this reason, Group Flow does not usually take place in conference rooms. Instead, team communication occurs freely, through spontaneous conversations in the halls or social gatherings after work or at lunchtime.

10. The potential for failure

Jazz bands rarely experience a winging during rehearsals. Group Flow seems to require audience and the risk of a real, significant failure. Jazz musicians and improvisational theater groups never know how successfully they will end their performance. Research regularly shows that the main source of innovation is the possibility of failure. There is no creativity without the risk of failure, and there is no Group Winging without the risk of failure. These two research results go hand in hand, because Group Flow is a process that is most often the source of the most important innovations in business, art, and any team activity.

I hope that the above explanation of how the team impacts building an environment where everyone can naturally grow will help you create such an environment in your company and in your team: an environment of creativity, commitment, winging, transparency and responsibility. You can read more about the group winging phenomenon in R. Keith Sawyer’s book “Group Genius. The Creative Power of Collaboration” – which I drew from to write this article and to create the 12 points to help you transform your team into an ECO-team detailed in my first book entitled . “From hierarchy to turquoise, or how to manage in the 21st century”.

Good luck and I keep my fingers crossed for your success. If interested, the #ecoCoach team will be happy to help you create a Group Wing effect in your team. Please contact us.

Author: Marek Wzorek

The article originally appeared on Marek LinkedIn’s profile on October 26, 2018. We invite you to comment and your opinion about the article. Have you experienced working in group winging? What is your impression. More information at: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/uskrzydlenie-grupowe-czyli-flow-w-zespole-marek-wzorek/ and in the book “From hierarchy to turquoise, or how to manage in the 21st century” which you can find, among others here or in Empik.

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Self-management – freeing employee engagement

Self-management – Unleashing Employee Engagement

Turquoise organizations are a model of creating companies more and more often used by entrepreneurs. Increasingly chosen both in large and small companies. In the book “Working differently” Frederic Laloux described the turquoise management model as the highest stage in organizational management consciousness. Besides the “Evolutionary Turquoise” there are four other “colors of the organization” – that is the organizational cultures of the company, but described as the most innovative and future-oriented. While in classic management we deal with a hierarchical system, in turquoise organizations we distinguish three pillars – self-management, striving for wholeness and an evolutionary goal. After Frederic Laloux published Working Differently, it turned out that many more leaders and companies were creating organizations using self-management practices. Such people were, among others, Marek Wzorek, who at igus Sp. z o.o. as the president of the management board, he co-founded an organization based on a non-hierarchical Solar System as the company’s organizational structure. By gathering my own experience and by talking to many other self-management practices, such as Ruben Timmerman, Jan Zborowski, Rahim Blak or Frank Blase, Marek Wzorek described his own experience in self-management and other practitioners in the book “From hierarchy to turquoise, or how to manage in the 21st century”. In this article, we are going to look at the first pillar of teal organizations – self-management. What is self-management, or how can a company function based on mutual relations?

Self-management – shared responsibility for the company

Self-management in turquoise organizations is based on mutual trust of colleagues. Mutual trust is of much greater value in achieving business goals together and in developing the company together. Self-management involves the abandonment of the hierarchical organizational structure, the hierarchy of positions, and even the naming of positions itself. Imagine that the company exists as one, great unit, and the employee becomes its member and thus takes responsibility for the activities he takes and treats them as his own, pursuing common goals with the rest of the team. There are no overarching leaders, and each member of the organization has an equal opportunity to grow and innovate. This makes everyone in the turquoise company equally engaged.

Trust as the key to success

The basis for the success of such a business model is the mutual trust of employees, which is possible thanks to the common pursuit of goals. Employees perform functions that are individually tailored to their potential, thanks to which the company achieves better results. Team members share their knowledge and individual achievements for teamwork. Each employee is equally committed and responsible for their work. For this pillar of turquoise to exist, all business information must be open to everyone, and decisions must be made in participatory or advisory processes. In the turquoise organization, we believe that by speaking openly about the greatest challenges, we are able to achieve much more as a team than alone. Thanks to this, among other things, the hierarchy in the company ceases to exist in favor of self-organization.

Self-management in Poland

In Poland, the topic of turquoise organizations is not very popular yet, but we can already notice more and more companies that are getting to it. Which companies in Poland declare this way of management? These are companies from various industries, including

  • SoftwareMill.com – softwarehouse with a team working 100% remotely from the very beginning of the company – described in the book “From hierarchy to turquoise”
  • Boldare.com – softwarehouse with implemented holacration – described in the book “From Hierarchy to Turquoise”
  • Biuro Tłumaczeń Diuna – a translation company – described in the book “From Hierarchy to Turquoise”
  • igus Polska – a leading producer of polymer energy chains, plain and linear bearings and electric cables for movable connections – described in the book “From hierarchy to turquoise”
  • Green Tower – a network of democratic kindergartens and nurseries based on the values ​​of parenthood and closeness
  • KAMSOFT PODLASIE Sp. z o.o. – a company offering modern solutions supporting work in the pharmaceutical, medical and veterinary industries
  • Brewa s.c. – a company dealing with photovoltaic installations, heating foils and EV charging stations

and we with ecoCoach – the birth and beginnings of the company were also described in the book “From hierarchy to turquoise, or how to manage in the 21st century”

Other companies that have convinced themselves to turquoise include HighSolutions (Software), DeSmart (Software), Halibut (training), PKS Gdańsk-Oliwa SA (transport company), Mentax (claims handling), OXALIS Polska (distribution coffee from the Czech Republic). The number of turquoise organizations is growing every year.

ecoCoach – we take care of our clients together

As a team of business coaches and experts in turquoise organizations, we share the principle of self-management. Our common mission is to create an ecosystem that ensures health and holistic development for people and organizations. We believe that there is enormous potential in every human being that can be used for the best possible results. During the cooperation, we trust not only ourselves, but also our clients when making decisions. Are our values ​​close to you? If you like to develop and would like to help others in their pursuit of discovering the best version of yourself not only in professional but also private life – join our team and community. In an innovative training, coaching and recruitment service ecoCoachCommunity , we combine the addition of new people to the team, along with sharing the best practices on how to effectively enter the profession of a business coach and executive coach. Visit http://ecocoachcommunity.pl/ – let’s start to be successful together today!

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Check what boss you are

Check what boss you are

Only 62% of employees in Poland assess the level of trust between themselves and their superiors as appropriate. Also, nearly 60% of employers react in the event of low results or failure to achieve goals. Less than half of entrepreneurs notice and appreciate the individual contribution of employees to the company’s achievements, demonstrate a motivating way of acting and support subordinates, providing them with valuable tips for the development of employees’ competences and skills (Aon Hewitt, 2013-2014).

Which group of employers do you belong to? Remember that you can make changes to your management system and method of communication virtually every day. In the process of change, feedback is very important, which can be provided by those with whom you work. Be prepared for a discussion in an atmosphere of respect and openness.

If you want to find out how employees evaluate you as a supervisor, ask them in such a way that they can answer honestly and fully. Take care of the relationship you build in the team. Lead the conversation in the right place and time. Express your readiness for dialogue with your attitude. The atmosphere of trust is generally conducive to greater openness of employees, who may be ready to show you strong assets and areas for changes in management. Ask specific questions regarding the details of your work, relating to communication in the company, how to manage and delegate tasks. What if that doesn’t work?

Questions that will help you evaluate yourself in a leadership position:

  • How would you rate yourself as a leader, on a scale of 1 to 10?
  • How committed are your employees to the performance of their duties?
  • How do you influence employee engagement?
  • How effective is your way of motivating employees?
  • What are you doing to enable your employees to be successful?
  • How do employees feel about the work environment in your company?

To develop your leadership role, you can take advantage of a coaching process with an experienced ecoCoach business coach. During this process, we will determine the current situation and your needs. You will go with the coach through the process of change, learning new skills, strengthening your positive sides, achieving your goal. You will learn how your actions bring you closer or further towards your personal goals. You will notice quick results. You will focus on action and yourself, or on the development of your own company. For easy research on your leadership style and the organizational culture you create with your team, we have developed a short Q26.pl study, to which we now invite you: www.q26.pl

Don’t wait! Take the next level of development as a leader. Use the Q26.pl study, or write [email protected] or call us and arrange a free business coaching pressure.

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Delegating tasks and responsibilities – how to do it effectively?

Delegating tasks and responsibilities – how to do it effectively?

Delegating tasks within an organization is a key skill that increases the company’s productivity. It is the delegation of a task and responsibility for it to other people in order to increase productivity and save time for other important tasks. In short, it is simply outsourcing your work to others to achieve better results. However, it often happens that managers do not do it due to low trust in people to whom they could delegate tasks and the belief that they themselves are best able to perform a given activity. Delegating tasks is directly related to sharing responsibility for them.

Task Delegation – Benefits of it

The inability to delegate tasks in the company reduces the efficiency of the entire team. A manager who does not do this does not allow the rest of the employees to work independently and usually takes on more responsibilities than necessary. So why is delegation so important?

  • focus on the most important tasks – delegating tasks with a lower priority allows you to focus on key challenges at a given moment that may be directly related to the profits in the company.
  • increasing the efficiency of employees – employees who take over some of the manager’s duties have a chance to demonstrate and increase their competences. Thanks to this, they learn new things and independence, which translates into the later effectiveness of the entire team.
  • reducing the level of stress – it may be stressful for a manager to delegate responsibility to another person for a given task. However, the more stress is actually controlling the entire company and taking on more work than you can get done. In the worst case, it can even lead to professional burnout.
  • the possibility of a better done delegated task – the truth is, you don’t have to like all the tasks for which we are responsible. The possibility of delegating a part of the work, which will bring more satisfaction to another person in the company, will result in the fact that this specific task will be performed better and with greater commitment.
  • Avoiding doing too many things at once – only 24 hours a day – so it’s worth managing your precious time as efficiently as possible. The more duties to be performed, the less time can be devoted to each of them. And the less time is left to complete a task, the worse it gets.
  • improving communication with the team – by delegating tasks to employees, the manager shows that he trusts that the task will be performed correctly. The team will feel appreciated and will know that they can turn for help if there is a problem. Contact with the team will increase, and thus – communication with them will improve.
  • increasing profits in the company – delegating tasks that other people are able to perform will simply increase profits in the company. Outsourcing of work means more time for direct sales and contact with the client, without whom the company does not exist.

Task delegation – how to do it correctly?

For delegation to be effective, you need to do it skillfully and prepare properly.

  1. Understanding the goal you want to achieve. As with all activities in the company, delegation should also begin with a clear definition of the goal you want to achieve.
  2. Choosing the right person. Choosing the right person for the assigned task is the key to success. Each person on the team has a different level of competence which should be taken into account. The time resources of the selected person should also be taken into account. Is she already burdened with too many responsibilities? For delegation to make sense, the tasks should be evenly distributed among the team and assigned to people who will be able to complete them with the best effect.
  3. Gathering and providing relevant information. Once we know who we are going to entrust with the task, we should collect all the necessary information and provide it in the most understandable way possible. The employee should know what goal and by what date is to be achieved, and the manager should be open to all suggestions from the employee.
  4. Supervision and support . This is a very important stage in the delegation process. The person entrusted with the responsibility for the task must feel supported by the manager and be able to turn to him when he encounters a problem. The employee is responsible for the task, and the manager is responsible for the entire delegation process.
  5. Recognition . Assuming that after selecting the right person and successfully conducted the secondment process, the entire process should end with the recognition of the employee. As a result, he will increase his self-confidence and willingness to perform work as efficiently as possible, and improve the relationship with the manager. This will affect the quality of other tasks that the person performs afterwards.

    The art of delegating tasks

Separating responsibilities is not an easy task and requires enormous commitment from both sides, but as you can see, it has great benefits for the company’s development. Delegating tasks improves and accelerates the implementation of projects, gives a chance for team development and more time for the manager for the most important processes in the company. This means increasing the quality and profits of the organization. Learning to delegate tasks alone is not easy, but you can learn the process through coaching. If you find it difficult to delegate tasks or want to increase the level of effective team management, please contact us. Thanks to the right tools and our knowledge, we will help you effectively run your company and take it to a higher level.

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3 reasons why companies need business coaching

3 Reasons Why Companies Need Business Coaching

Coaching is a collaboration between the coach and the client. The pillars of coaching are 3 areas that have developed very intensively in the 20th and 21st centuries: sport, positive psychology as well as business and management.

Business coaching, on the other hand, developed particularly quickly at the end of the 20th century and is very closely related to the development of startups. When novice entrepreneurs, founders of startups, found investors, most often investors commissioned young entrepreneurs to hire a business coach. Most often, these business coaches, in English business coach, were experienced entrepreneurs who also acted as advisors and mentors, and in cooperation with the client they used several different working methods, including coaching, mentoring, training, counseling and consulting.

Due to the fact that startups, led by young, committed entrepreneurs and leaders, developed much faster than traditionally managed companies, where the organization was often headed by a president whose motivation to work was much lower than that of young startup leaders, business coaching began to penetrate all sectors of the US economy.

Let’s move to the Polish market

In Poland, so far practically business coaching, in the form described above, has not existed at all. The above-described type of cooperation and support for entrepreneurs in the development has been performed and performed so far by coaches, trainers, consultants, advisers, interim managers, whose market in Poland is quite abundant. Coaching schools and universities teaching coaching at postgraduate studies have added to the confusion on the coaching market in Poland. At the peak of their popularity, the profession has released and are about a thousand coaches a year. These schools and universities taught that “a business coach is a coach like any other, but the one who works in business” – I heard it myself more than once in the coaching environment. NONSENSE! I wrote about it before in my article on LInkedIn: “Don’t even make me laugh” – the beginnings of a great and global organization (you can read the article HERE )

For this reason, we at ecoCoach, as the first coaching company on the Polish market, specialize in executive coaching and business coaching, we educate what coaching is, what is business coaching, what are the differences between them, and our work and a good example we set the highest standards of work for business coaches and executive coaches.

That is why we founded the first ecoCoachCommunity business coaching and executive coaching school in Poland, but that is a topic for another article or interview.

So let’s move on to three reasons why companies now need business coaching. So let’s ask ourselves: what do companies need business coaching for?

Increase employee engagement

The most important aspect and goal of business coaching in the company is the development of the entire organization, and one of the steps to achieve this is to increase employee involvement. The employee and his skills are the main value in the company. If coaching is to be effectively implemented in the organization, it is best if it is started from the very top, i.e. from the president of the board or the owner of the company. We will write about this executive coaching process in the next article in this series. Then, coaching is cascaded to the next levels of the organization. It can be individual for each employee or team, depending on the needs of a given company. By using the business coaching process in the company, the employee is able to define goals more clearly and focus on them, the responsibility for the tasks performed increases, self-confidence and awareness of his impact on the company increases. Individual results of business coaching for such an employee translate into effects throughout the organization. Companies, leaders and employees need business coaching to achieve their goals faster and as a process of improving collaboration and increasing knowledge, awareness and well-being. Due to the fact that business coaching is based primarily on working with a measurable goal, thanks to this, the return on investment in the coaching process can be determined very well. Business coaching processes implemented by ecoCoach business coaches often have a specific return on investment in coaching, i.e. a guaranteed ROI. We are the first to offer it on the market in Poland.

Greater organization efficiency

Business coaching is a method by which the entire organization effectively achieves its own goals, from the president’s goals, to the goals of the board, managers, teams, to every department of the organization. The goals are set by the coach with the coaching client individually, from raising leadership competences, through a specific increase in sales, to a specific financial result, to improving the operation of a given job, resolving conflicts in the team or developing the competences of a manager or the rest of the team. All these factors, of course, translate into better performance and increased efficiency throughout the organization. A business coach helps to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the company, the main goals of the company and assign them to the right people. Business coaching is needed most by companies that have problems with unstructured procedures, no sales growth and noticeable chaos. A business coach is just needed to help sort it all out and counteract efficiency gaps.

Balance between personal and work life

Lack of self-management in time and life balance, i.e. work-life balance means that people in the company may be overwhelmed with an excess of duties and not perform them effectively. When this happens, all planned goals can be abandoned at the first difficulties encountered. Businesses need business coaching to maintain a balance between the personal and professional life of everyone in the company. This is important not only for the entire organization, but for every unit within it. Let us think about the cost for a person, team and organization when an employee has a heart attack, experiences a nervous breakdown or depression. Business coaching is an effective recipe for all these symptoms of imbalance and well-being in life. Maintained balance at work increases the effectiveness of the employee as well as his well-being and relations with the environment – not only at work, but also personal, i.e. family.

More and more companies realize that business coaching can bring amazing benefits. Do you want to learn more about the coaching business and learn more about its benefits? Soon there will be a FREE WEBINAR, during which you will learn, among others how to successfully enter the profession of a business coach, what is the ecoCoach Community and why business coaching is the profession of the future. SIGN UP NOW!

Author: Marek Wzorek – CEO and founder of ecoCoach, executive coach, author of the book “From hierarchy to turquoise, or how to manage in the 21st century”

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Karpman’s dramatic triangle in the workplace and in the community – how to avoid it?

Karpman’s dramatic triangle in the workplace and in the community – how to avoid it?

Have you ever heard of Karpman’s Drama Triangle? Do you know people who give more than they can get? Or do you feel like a “Savior” yourself? The Savior is one of the three key roles in the Drama Triangle, which is a concept that illustrates the roles people assume. It not only affects family relationships or between friends, but such a psychological game is also noticeable in the sphere of work. What is the Karpman Drama Triangle and how to avoid it in the workplace and in the community?

What is the Drama Triangle?

The creator of the drama triangle is Stephen Karpman. The purpose of his concept is to reflect on one of the ways people play roles in relationships. Initially, the drama triangle was designed to discuss personal relationships, but it can also be used to describe relationships in the workplace. The three key roles described by Karpman are: Savior, Persecutor, and Victim. Moving around the constructed triangle consists in alternately entering each of its three roles.

PURSUER

The persecutor in the drama triangle is self-centered and acts in such a way as to benefit himself first and foremost. We distinguish here an Active Stalker, who deliberately fulfills his needs at the expense of others, and a Passive Stalker, who reduces the importance of other people through various types of neglect. There is also a Retaliatory Persecutor who intends to punish someone. The persecutor in the drama triangle builds his position by persecuting, attacking, humiliating and belittling other people.

A stalker in the workplace – A stalker in the workplace is a person who uncompromisingly and harshly criticizes all decisions and competences of other employees as well as decisions of the boss and the company.

VICTIM

The victim is the most passive person in the drama triangle who very often starts just getting into it. She has no problem-solving skills, she even hopes that someone will solve the problem for her. She herself does not believe in any of her abilities. The victim is very easily subject to reality and often loudly manifests his grievances, arousing guilt in other people. The victim’s suffering is real or potential. She has a tendency to enter into and persist in difficult relationships with other people, even violent people, and to believe that she cannot be happy until someone else does something, changes (e.g., stops drinking).

Workplace victim – A victim may be someone who constantly complains about their boss, how hard it is to get along with them, or how many responsibilities they have to take on. He sees only negatives and cannot solve the problem.

SAVOR

Do you know people who put the needs of other people above their own needs? It is these people who fall into the role of the Savior who is prone to sacrifice in the dramatic triangle. The Savior saves others to uplift themselves, although they are often genuinely concerned about the Victim’s situation. It is this role in the drama triangle that is responsible for solving problems, which the Victim cannot do. The rescuer often relieves others in various situations, makes decisions for other people, sometimes gives orders. In this way, he proves the victim helplessness and inefficiency, and thus – makes her dependent on himself.

The rescuer in the workplace – The rescuer in the workplace wants to present himself best from all angles. He is afraid of assertiveness and setting limits. It does all the tasks as well as possible and often takes on the most time-consuming projects. It is “convenient” for the rest of the employees, because you can always count on him and outsource additional work.

AVOID TRIANGLES! – OR HOW TO DO IT IN PRACTICE?

Karpman’s dramatic triangle has a huge impact on relationships and carries a lot of dangers. Can you recall times when someone was reminding you of a favor you have done? Or when you made a sacrifice for a cause and it was not appreciated in any way? Perhaps you yourself were caught up in a drama triangle at that time, or maybe someone tried to draw you into it.

Getting out of the drama triangle is not an easy matter, because rarely does anyone realize that they have entered the pattern – persecutor – victim – savior, taking on alternating roles.

The first step to get out of the triangle is to realize that you are in it and what role you currently play in order to be able to choose the best solution for you.

Stalker – In order for the Persecutor to stop being an executioner and leave the dramatic triangle, it is necessary for him to develop assertiveness, which also aims to achieve his needs and goals, but not at the expense of others. At work, it means starting to talk openly about your needs, say no when you don’t agree to something, negotiate different solutions with the rest of the team.

Victim – The key to Victim successfully leaving the Drama Triangle is learning how to solve problems and ask for help (and look for alternatives in case someone refuses to do so). In the workplace, brainstorming is a good solution, which makes it easier to gather ideas and find the best solution together. It is also important for the Victim to consult their own emotions in order to learn to control them.

The Savior – In order for the Savior to be able to leave the drama triangle, he should learn to avoid helping each time, even if the Victim could make a decision or solve a problem for herself. In a healthy relationship, the help provided is reciprocated, and in the described triangle it comes from only one of the parties, the Savior. The savior has to set the limits of the support provided, i.e. not to do it when he or she does not want to, invite them to solve the problem themselves, not to help directly, but to offer a solution to a given problem.

Sometimes people are so caught up in the drama triangle that they are unable to leave it on their own. In this case, a psychotherapist or a coach may help. Do you feel that you are duplicating the patterns of the dramatic triangle in your professional life? Are you not very assertive towards the boss, do you perform more duties than the rest of the team, thus allowing for exploitation, or maybe you want to achieve professional goals at all costs, not paying attention to the needs of other people? Perhaps you are duplicating the role models described here not only in your professional but also private life. In order to successfully leave this psychological game, it is necessary to look inside yourself and realize when such situations have occurred – it is possible that you have entered into such relationships with other people since childhood.

Did you find the article interesting? Think you have the problem described here? As an ecoCoach team, we allow you to successfully exit Karpman’s dramatic triangle. Contact us if you feel you need help.

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6 steps to a career change

6 steps to a career change

The transition to the next stage of professional development is associated with the need to develop new skills and find yourself in a new situation. Therefore, it is worth preparing for them properly. If you are expecting a significant change in your job, think about what you can do right now to get the best out of the situation.

1. Analyze your situation

Try to focus on how it was so far. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • What do you value about your current job?

  • What don’t you like about your current position?

  • What do you find interesting about your work?

  • What responsibilities do you feel reluctant to do?

  • What would you not like to do in your new workplace?

  • What is the main reason for a job change decision?

Make sure your answers are extensive and detailed.

2. Think about your expectations

Think about what you miss most in your professional life.

  • What are your interests?

  • How could you pursue your passions while working?

  • What motivates you?

  • What would you be able to do if you didn’t need any money?

  • What would your perfect day at work look like?

  • What exactly do you expect from your new job?

3. Explore the possibilities

At this point, first of all, answer the question:

  • How realistic is a job change?

If you say no, consider why. Think about what would have to happen to make your vision more likely. Perhaps it is a matter of current circumstances. Otherwise, if you really want to change your current job, try to choose the option that is within your abilities.

4. Define your predispositions

  • What are you special about?

  • What are your main features (strengths and weaknesses)?

  • What can you do best?

  • How can you use your skills?

  • What other skills do you need to prove yourself in the new position?

You may need additional training. At this stage, it is especially valuable to find a coach who will help you draw up a plan to develop your own skills and implement it consistently.

5. Take a look

Search the internet and other helpful sources of information. Ask your friends. Find out about:

• positions that suit your skills and interests, on websites such as www.jooble.org , www.jobsora.pl orwww.pracuj.pl

• the realities of work – what tasks are performed in this position on a daily basis?

• the rates offered for this job

• the possibilities of the new position

Extend your network of contacts to learn even more. From new people you can also get contacts to people who are responsible for recruitment processes in companies.

6. Watch your actions

On the basis of the above exercises, make a specific plan of your actions and check what the results are. Make a list of your short and long term goals. Define them in time. Stay tuned as you adapt your plan to the changing situation.

And take care of yourself!

A change in financial status, a major change in the workplace, or a company reorganization and a job change are in the top half of the list of 44 most stressful life events, according to Thomas Holmes and Richard Rahe, psychiatrists and authors of one of the concepts of stress. Significant changes in working life, such as termination of employment or unemployment and retirement, are among the top 10 health-threatening situations. While implementing all the goals you have undertaken, do not forget about yourself. A professional coach will provide you with appropriate support during a career change, helping you to define your predispositions, set priorities and take all necessary actions. In the coaching process, you will also receive feedback on the effectiveness of these activities.

If you want to talk to us about a career change, we invite you to a free coaching pressure and consultation with our expert in this area: www.ecocoach.pl/ Patrick-calendar

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12 spectacular business success stories that wouldn’t arise without failures and mistakes at the beginning

12 spectacular business success stories that wouldn’t arise without failures and mistakes at the beginning

Failure is almost inherent in any success. It’s the kind of path that just looks like going from failure to failure. If it were otherwise – almost everyone would achieve spectacular success without much effort. The owners of the largest companies that have achieved global success know perfectly well that every stumble is not a reason to give up, but to find a new way of acting. Sometimes it turns out that it is a painful failure or a huge mistake at the beginning of the business path that caused the company to go in a different direction than before – towards the top, leaving all the competition behind. It is no different for the largest companies that you know very well, such as Google and Facebook. Read 12 spectacular business success stories that wouldn’t have happened without failures and mistakes right from the start.

1. FedEx

FedEx, a US shipping and logistics company, delivers approximately 1.2 billion shipments annually. The founder of FedEx, the world’s first courier company, Frederick W Smith, was a student at Yale University in 1965 and analyzed the market for traditional mail delivery times. In those days, parcels and letters were only delivered by traditional mail, using traditional transport, roads, cars and postmen. He proposed a system that will expedite shipments using airplanes and deliveries in one day. His professor at the university did not consider the idea something real and questioned the point of such a service, arguing that no one would want to pay much more expensive for faster deliveries. Frederick Smith started the business with inheritance, loans and equity investments. Unfortunately, just two years after starting its operation, the company fell into financial trouble and was on the verge of bankruptcy. It got to a point where the pilots themselves had to pay for the plane fuel bill using private money. Frederick, due to his lack of faith that the company’s situation could improve, went to Vegas and decided to play blackjack – then he won the amount that allowed the company to survive one more week. However, it was the money Smith later obtained to help stabilize the company’s finances that allowed him to record the company’s first greater profit. FedEx currently owns 660 aircraft and operates in approximately 220 countries. The story of blackjack is just about being lucky. However, it was Smith’s quick reaction to a bad financial situation, as well as instant money acquisition and failure to duplicate mistakes that led to early bankruptcy that allowed the company to succeed and be one of the leading companies in the industry.

2. Haier

12 spectacular business success stories that wouldn’t arise without failures and mistakes at the beginning

Failure is almost inherent in any success. It’s the kind of path that just looks like going from failure to failure. If it were otherwise – almost everyone would achieve spectacular success without much effort. The owners of the largest companies that have achieved global success know perfectly well that every stumble is not a reason to give up, but to find a new way of acting. Sometimes it turns out that it is a painful failure or a huge mistake at the beginning of the business path that caused the company to go in a different direction than before – towards the top, leaving all the competition behind. It is no different for the largest companies that you know very well, such as Google and Facebook. Read 12 spectacular business success stories that wouldn’t have happened without failures and mistakes right from the start.

1. FedEx

FedEx, a US shipping and logistics company, delivers approximately 1.2 billion shipments annually. The founder of FedEx, the world’s first courier company, Frederick W Smith, was a student at Yale University in 1965 and analyzed the market for traditional mail delivery times. In those days, parcels and letters were only delivered by traditional mail, using traditional transport, roads, cars and postmen. He proposed a system that will expedite shipments using airplanes and deliveries in one day. His professor at the university did not consider the idea something real and questioned the point of such a service, arguing that no one would pay much more for faster deliveries. Frederick Smith started the business with inheritance, loans and equity investments. Unfortunately, just two years after starting its operation, the company fell into financial trouble and was on the verge of bankruptcy. It got to a point where the pilots themselves had to pay for the plane fuel bill using private money. Frederick, due to his lack of faith that the company’s situation could improve, went to Vegas and decided to play blackjack – then he won the amount that allowed the company to survive one more week. However, it was the money Smith later obtained to help stabilize the company’s finances that allowed him to record the company’s first greater profit. FedEx currently owns 660 aircraft and operates in approximately 220 countries. The story of blackjack is just about being lucky. However, it was Smith’s quick reaction to a bad financial situation, as well as instant money acquisition and failure to duplicate mistakes that led to early bankruptcy that allowed the company to succeed and be one of the leading companies in the industry.

2. Haier

The Chinese communist company, founded in 1985 as Qingdao Refrigerator Co., producing household appliances, hired a young, ambitious but inexperienced business, Zhang Ruimin as chairman of the board. From his first day on the job, Zhang faced a major problem with the company’s liquidity and decided that he would personally obtain funding. Believing in the future greatness and his own vision of the company, he lent the company his own money and asked local financial institutions and local authorities for support and credit for the company. After this problem was resolved, however, another, bigger one emerged: he received loads of customer letters about the poor quality of refrigerators produced and supplied by this local home appliance manufacturer. Unfortunately at the time, it was standard in China’s communist economy. However, he decided to make employees aware that by producing defective refrigerators they would not survive on the market. He invited all employees to the main hall of the company, asked for all defective refrigerators that did not meet customer expectations to be delivered to that hall, took a pickaxe, and began to publicly, personally destroy the defective refrigerators. Each of these broken fridges was the equivalent of hundreds of the salaries of the average company employee, and thus shocked the employees. At that time, only the richest Chinese could afford their own refrigerator. This action made employees aware that each of their activities and their involvement translates into the final quality of products delivered to customers. In addition to the lack of quality control, the company also struggled with problems such as poor infrastructure, ineffective management and a lack of business and marketing strategy. Ruimin slowly coped with these challenges, changing the company’s name to Haier, buying out its biggest competitor Red Star Electric Appliance Factory, becoming the most recognizable manufacturer of household appliances in China, then throughout Asia, and in 2016, as part of the implementation of the global strategy, the company acquired the largest manufacturer of household appliances in the USA, General Electrics Appliances. Currently, Haier is one of the leading companies in the household appliances industry and competes with brands such as Bosch and Whirlpool. In 2013, the company achieved success in the form of the highest share in the household appliances market in the world.

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3. General Electrics

Setting up a company is often associated with the environment’s doubts about the idea itself. When General Electrics was formed with the merger of Edison Electric Light Company and Thomson-Houston Company, few believed that this business could enter the market. Before Thomas Edison discovered the light bulb, he made about 10,000 attempts to prove the existence of electricity to humans. Both Edison and General Electrics have achieved spectacular success, and many of the patents and business methods that he has implemented are still used today. Edison himself is now recognized as one of the most distinguished Americans of his time.

“Sometimes you have to survive a disaster to get on the right track” Jack Welch, President of General Electrics

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4. Pixar

You know Pixar? You may not know the name of this label (it eventually became part of The Walt Disney Company in 2006), but you are surely familiar with the animated movie Toy Story, which was produced by them. Despite their commercial success, the employees of Toy Story genuinely hated their job. When Edwin Catmull, the president of Pixar, found out about it, he was quite shocked. Despite the open door policy, none of the employees had previously expressed their negative opinion. The film hired former freelance workers and, having a safe job in production, didn’t want to be seen as complaining. When Edwin realized that three-quarters of employees hate their work, he began to create a different organizational culture to enable them to better work conditions. This situation made him realize that creating a company is associated with enormous challenges in every area.

5. Brand24

Another example, this time from our Polish IT backyard, shows how you can recover from financial problems and get to the top. Brand24’s best known product is a tool for monitoring the Internet and social media. The company needed PLN 100,000 to start its operations, but no investor was interested in the offer. This is a perfect example of how a good product will defend itself – it is thanks to the first positive opinions that the company gained international popularity. Currently, the company generates revenues of several million and serves companies such as IKEA and Intel.

6. Alibaba

Alibaba is the Chinese equivalent of Amazon, and its current market value is over $ 400 billion. For the founder of this company, the beginnings were also not colorful. Jack Ma couldn’t find a job after graduation – and his application was even rejected by KFC! Today, Ma is one of the richest 20 people in the world, and his story can inspire anyone who wants to start a business but is afraid of failure. This entrepreneur is a perfect example of how much we want to be successful, despite the difficult start, it is perfectly feasible.

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7. Ford

Henry Ford is undoubtedly one of the greatest figures in automotive history. From an early age, he was fascinated by technology and became interested in cars. Before he launched the famous Ford T, he had several companies that went bankrupt. In addition to the difficult entrepreneurial beginnings, the company claiming a car manufacturing patent wanted to impose fees on Ford plants, which resulted in a 6-year lawsuit (the lawsuit against Ford was rejected). Henry Ford was successful not only in business. It changed the perception of cars as a privilege for the richest people, into a generally accessible means of transport for people around the world. His person has greatly influenced today’s car production model and comfortable and accessible traveling.

8. Amazon

One of the most expensive companies in the world today began with a serious investment by Jeff Bezos in an online bookstore. Jeff in the 90s. guessed the internet would be the future of business and quit his current job to build a business. However, a moment after opening the company, he encountered the first problem – he was sued by another company for spreading the slogan that his company is the largest bookstore in the world. Subsequently, another company, a supermarket, accused him of divulging the company’s secrets by hiring former employees. Another failure was Amazon Auctions, which was supposed to compete with eBay, and the project did not succeed. These failures and the lessons from them translated into the final success that Amazon achieved. And what was his key to this success? First of all, a clearly defined vision, goal of the company and treating every mistake and failure as a lesson for the future.

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9. Apple

The iPhone is not the first touchscreen device to hit the market. However, no company has so far achieved such a spectacular success in this industry and has reopened the tablet market. However, in 1984, when Steve Jobs introduced his first Macintosh computer, its sales turned out to be a total flop. The company then promoted its hardware as a computer as “for the rest of us.” After his failure, the password had to be changed and Jobs had to think about a new campaign. After changing the slogan to the computer “for the best of us”, computers began to be promoted as “the better” in the market. The Apple business itself began its story in a garage, and a moment after starting one of Steve Jobs’ partners, he wanted to cooperate. After expanding the company intensively and hiring a lot of employees, Steve Jobs was fired from the company he was setting up with such difficulty by one of the employees who hired him. Apart from marketing problems, the company encountered other problems, such as technical and financial problems. When Steve Jobs died in 2011, he left behind a company worth $ 300 billion and below, one of the most modern offices in the world.

10. Facebook

Having a Facebook account is often compared to “being online”. You would laugh at it if it were not true – it is the most popular social networking site and you certainly don’t know much about people who do not have a profile there. Mark Zuckerberg, now one of the richest people in the world and founder of Facebook, was working on another site known as Facemash before he got to the current version of Facebook. It was quite a primitive application for comparing the attractiveness of students and creating a ranking of the “sexiest” ones. Mark was then threatened with expulsion from the school, which had to be closed for several days. It is worth mentioning that the creator of Facebook has been repeatedly accused of using personal data and picking up someone else’s ideas. Despite so many failures, Facebook is the most famous social medium today, and the site itself is valued at around $ 165 billion.

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11. Google

When Sergey Brin and Larry Page started to create Google, there were already over a dozen search engines in the market, including the largest one – Yahoo. Students fascinated with the Internet saw all sorts of problems in the search engines of that time and came up with a brilliant idea to create a new one based on algorithms. However, they had a problem with finding an investor – almost everyone rejected their idea and did not believe in the future of this business. When the first $ 100,000 was raised to start a business, another mistake was the lack of liquid profits (the company didn’t charge for using the search engine and advertising at that time). A year after the official founding of Google, the company signed its first major contract, and the successes have already gone by an avalanche. Today, everyone uses this most popular search engine, and Google’s algorithm is the company’s best-kept secret – until today, positioners managed to discover only 40% of factors influencing search engine rankings, and Google is constantly changing algorithms.

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12. ecoCoach

When Marek Wzorek, after 25 years of a spectacular business career, decided in 2017 that he would leave the lucrative position of the president of the management board of igus Sp. z o.o. and will establish a business coaching company called ecoCoach, many people did not expect this project to be a successful business. At that time, some people associated coaching with public speaking, others with psychology, and others with charlatanism. Some have criticized the company’s name which includes the prefix “eco”. However, these opinions and concerns about quality caused Marek to start looking for the fastest-working and most valuable methods of business development, sales, marketing, education, personal development, processes and technologies. He analyzed the methods of operation and processes of the most effective entrepreneurs, multi-millionaires, marketers, sellers, trainers, coaches, business coaches, executive coaches and business strategists. These searches resulted in the development of tools and processes that he began to use with Polish entrepreneurs, directors and presidents of companies, with companies such as V-TAC, Sygnity S.A., Asapon, and many others. The success of these organizations and the leaders behind them began to attract more customers to it, customers then recommended these services to others, and such innovative business coaching and executive coaching processes under the ecoCoach brand began to reach the thatch of many companies in Poland, and then around the world.

In order to develop the company further to the target vision of a global, turquoise organization and a global franchise network, they began to join him with new business coaches, which he trained himself, in the ecoCoach Community Executive Coaching and Business Coaching Academy created for these purposes, and so the company began to support more and more customers in Poland and in the world. In this way, the ecoCoach® brand and the business coaching and executive coaching processes implemented by business coaches operating under this brand began to be associated with the highest quality on the market and the fastest way to achieve goals, achieve life, business, sales, marketing and strategic successes. Thanks to perseverance and determination, Marek developed the company, creating a well-coordinated team from scratch, a proven business model and a turquoise organization.

All the obstacles that the company had to deal with from the very beginning (the start of the company’s activity is 2018) aroused in Mark, and later also in the entire ecoCoach team, the greater persistence in implementing the global vision of an organization with 50 branches by 2025 , in the largest countries in the world and an efficient franchise network with 5,000 business coaches, executive coaches and strategic advisers operating all over the world. This network of the best educated, with the highest business ethics and operating with the latest tools of entrepreneurs and business coaches, operating in every corner of the world, already helps and will ultimately help to develop millions of businesses, people, non-profit organizations, governments, solve global problems, seeding in everyone a place of seed for more ethical business and happier life, inspiring others to create new turquoise organizations.

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The vision of ecoCoach is to create a global network of business coaches, executive coaches and coaches supporting the development of people and organizations. We are effectively developing turquoise management. Do you want to meet our team or join us? Sign up for the next WEBINAR, during which you will learn how to join the first ecoCoach Community Business Coaching and Executive Coaching Academy in Poland – REGISTER .

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https://www.paszport.ws/jak-vegas-uratowa%C5%82o-fedex

https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haier; https://www.haier.com/global/about-haier/history/?spm=net.31999_m.header_141693_20200720.

https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Electric

https://sukces.edu.pl/blog/thomas-edison-geniusz-ciezkiej-pracy

The book “Kreatywność S.A – Ed Catmull

https://faktura.pl/motywacja/historia-4-przedsiebiorstw-ktore-odniosly-sukces/

https://sukces.edu.pl/blog/henry-ford-przedsiebiorca-z-zasadami

https://www.komputerswiat.pl/artykuly/redakcyjne/facebook-krotka-historia-serwisu-ktory-zmienil-swiat/cvgwz0s

https://faktura.pl/motywacja/historia-4-przedsiebiorstw-ktore-odniosly-sukces/

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3. General Electrics

Setting up a company is often associated with the environment’s doubts about the idea itself. When General Electrics was formed with the merger of Edison Electric Light Company and Thomson-Houston Company, few believed that this business could enter the market. Before Thomas Edison discovered the light bulb, he made about 10,000 attempts to prove the existence of electricity to humans. Both Edison and General Electrics have achieved spectacular success, and many of the patents and business methods he has implemented are still used today. Edison himself is now recognized as one of the most distinguished Americans of his time.

“Sometimes you have to survive a disaster to get on the right track” Jack Welch, President of General Electrics

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4. Pixar

You know Pixar? You may not know the name of this label (it eventually became part of The Walt Disney Company in 2006), but you are surely familiar with the animated movie Toy Story, which was produced by them. Despite their commercial success, the staff behind Toy Story genuinely hated their job. When Edwin Catmull, the president of Pixar, found out, he was quite shocked. Despite the open-door policy, none of the employees had previously expressed their negative opinion. The film hired former freelance workers and, having a safe job in production, didn’t want to be seen as complaining. When Edwin realized that three-quarters of employees hate their work, he began to create a different organizational culture to enable them to better work conditions. This situation made him realize that creating a company is associated with enormous challenges in every area.

5. Brand24

Another example, this time from our Polish IT backyard, shows how you can recover from financial problems and reach the top. Brand24’s best known product is a tool for monitoring the Internet and social media. The company needed PLN 100,000 to start its operations, but no investor was interested in the offer. This is a perfect example of how a good product will defend itself – it is thanks to the first positive opinions that the company gained international popularity. Currently, the company generates revenues of several million and serves companies such as IKEA and Intel.

6. Alibaba

Alibaba is the Chinese equivalent of Amazon, and its current market value is over $ 400 billion. For the founder of this company, the beginnings were also not colorful. Jack Ma couldn’t find a job after graduation – and his application was even rejected by KFC! Today, Ma is one of the richest 20 people in the world, and his story can inspire anyone who wants to start a business but is afraid of failure. This entrepreneur is a perfect example of how much we want to be successful, despite the difficult start, it is perfectly feasible.

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7. Ford

Henry Ford is undoubtedly one of the greatest figures in automotive history. From an early age, he was fascinated by technology and became interested in cars. Before he launched the famous Ford T, he had several companies that went bankrupt. In addition to the difficult entrepreneurial beginnings, the company claiming a car manufacturing patent wanted to impose fees on Ford plants, which resulted in a 6-year lawsuit (the lawsuit against Ford was rejected). Henry Ford was successful not only in business. It changed the perception of cars as a privilege for the richest people, into a generally accessible means of transport for people around the world. His person has greatly influenced today’s car production model and comfortable and accessible traveling.

8. Amazon

One of the most expensive companies in the world today began with a serious investment by Jeff Bezos in an online bookstore. Jeff in the 90s guessed that the Internet would be the future of business and quit his current job to build a company. However, a moment after opening the company, he encountered the first problem – he was sued by another company for spreading the slogan that his company is the largest bookstore in the world. Subsequently, another company, a supermarket, accused him of divulging the company’s secrets by hiring former employees. Another failure was Amazon Auctions, which was supposed to compete with eBay, and the project did not succeed. These failures and the lessons from them translated into the final success that Amazon achieved. And what was his key to this success? First of all, a clearly defined vision, goal of the company and treating every mistake and failure as a lesson for the future.

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9. Apple

The iPhone is not the first touchscreen device to hit the market. However, no company has so far achieved such a spectacular success in this industry and has reopened the tablet market. However, in 1984, when Steve Jobs introduced his first Macintosh computer, its sales turned out to be a total flop. The company then promoted its hardware as a computer as “for the rest of us.” After his failure, the password had to be changed and Jobs had to think about a new campaign. After changing the slogan to the computer “for the best of us”, computers began to be promoted as “the better” in the market. The Apple business itself began its story in a garage, and a moment after starting one of Steve Jobs’ partners, he wanted to cooperate. After expanding the company intensively and hiring a lot of employees, Steve Jobs was fired from the company he was setting up with such difficulty by one of the employees who hired him. In addition to marketing problems, the company encountered other problems, such as technical and financial problems. When Steve Jobs died in 2011, he left behind a company worth $ 300 billion and below, one of the most modern offices in the world.

10. Facebook

Having a Facebook account is often compared to “being online”. You would laugh at it if it were not true – it is the most popular social networking site and you certainly don’t know much about people who do not have a profile there. Mark Zuckerberg, now one of the richest people in the world and founder of Facebook, was working on another site known as Facemash before he got to the current version of Facebook. It was quite a primitive application for comparing the attractiveness of students and creating a ranking of the “sexiest” ones. Mark was then threatened with expulsion from the school, which had to be closed for several days. It is worth mentioning that the creator of Facebook has been repeatedly accused of using personal data and picking up someone else’s ideas. Despite so many failures, Facebook is the most famous social medium today, and the site itself is valued at around $ 165 billion.

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11. Google

When Sergey Brin and Larry Page started to create Google, there were already over a dozen search engines in the market, including the largest one – Yahoo. Students fascinated with the Internet saw all sorts of problems in the search engines of that time and came up with a brilliant idea to create a new one based on algorithms. However, they had a problem with finding an investor – almost everyone rejected their idea and did not believe in the future of this business. When the first $ 100,000 was raised to start a business, another mistake was the lack of liquid profits (the company didn’t charge for using the search engine and advertising at that time). A year after the official founding of Google, the company signed its first major contract, and the successes have already gone by avalanche. Today, everyone uses this most popular search engine, and Google’s algorithm is the company’s best-kept secret – until today, positioners managed to discover only 40% of factors influencing search engine rankings, and Google is constantly changing algorithms.

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12. ecoCoach

When Marek Wzorek, after 25 years of a spectacular business career, decided in 2017 that he would leave the lucrative position of the president of the management board of igus Sp. z o.o. and will establish a business coaching company called ecoCoach, many people did not expect this project to be a successful business. At that time, some people associated coaching with public speaking, others with psychology, and others with charlatanism. Some have criticized the company’s name which includes the prefix “eco”. However, these opinions and concerns about quality caused Marek to start looking for the fastest-working and most valuable methods of business development, sales, marketing, education, personal development, processes and technologies. He analyzed the methods of operation and processes of the most effective entrepreneurs, multi-millionaires, marketers, sellers, trainers, coaches, business coaches, executive coaches and business strategists. These searches resulted in the development of tools and processes that he began to use with Polish entrepreneurs, directors and presidents of companies, with companies such as V-TAC, Sygnity S.A., Asapon, and many others. The successes of these organizations and the leaders behind them began to attract more customers to it, customers then recommended these services to others, and such innovative business coaching and executive coaching processes under the ecoCoach brand began to find their way to many companies in Poland, and then around the world.

In order to develop the company further to the target vision of a global, turquoise organization and a global franchise network, they started to join him with new coaches for business, which he trained himself, in the ecoCoach Community Executive Coaching and Business Coaching Academy created for these purposes, and so the company began to support an increasing number of customers in Poland and in the world. In this way, the ecoCoach® brand and the business coaching and executive coaching processes implemented by business coaches operating under this brand began to be associated with the highest quality on the market and the fastest way to achieve goals, achieve life, business, sales, marketing and strategic successes. Thanks to perseverance and determination, Marek developed the company, creating a well-coordinated team from scratch, a proven business model and a turquoise organization.

All encountered obstacles that the company had to deal with from the very beginning (the start of the company’s operations is 2018) aroused in Mark, and later also in the entire ecoCoach team, the greater persistence in implementing the global vision of an organization with 50 branches by 2025 , in the largest countries in the world and an efficient franchise network with 5,000 business coaches, executive coaches and strategic advisers operating all over the world. This network of the best educated, with the highest business ethics and operating with the latest tools of entrepreneurs and business coaches, operating in every corner of the world, already helps and will ultimately help to develop millions of businesses, people, non-profit organizations, governments, solve global problems, seeding everyone a place of seed for more ethical business and happier life, inspiring others to create new turquoise organizations.

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The vision of ecoCoach is to create a global network of business coaches, executive coaches and coaches supporting the development of people and organizations. We are effectively developing turquoise management. Do you want to meet our team or join us? Sign up for the next WEBINAR, during which you will learn how to join the first ecoCoach Community Business Coaching and Executive Coaching Academy in Poland – REGISTER .

Source :

https://www.paszport.ws/jak-vegas-uratowa%C5%82o-fedex

https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haier; https://www.haier.com/global/about-haier/history/?spm=net.31999_m.header_141693_20200720.

https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Electric

https://sukces.edu.pl/blog/thomas-edison-geniusz-ciezkiej-pracy

The book “Kreatywność S.A – Ed Catmull

https://faktura.pl/motywacja/historia-4-przedsiebiorstw-ktore-odniosly-sukces/

https://sukces.edu.pl/blog/henry-ford-przedsiebiorca-z-zasadami

https://www.komputerswiat.pl/artykuly/redakcyjne/facebook-krotka-historia-serwisu-ktory-zmienil-swiat/cvgwz0s

https://faktura.pl/motywacja/historia-4-przedsiebiorstw-ktore-odniosly-sukces/

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6 levels of task delegation by Harvey Sherman

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6 levels of task delegation by Harvey Sherman

Some time ago, the topic of effective task delegation appeared on our blog. We wrote why delegating tasks and responsibilities to other people is important, what are its benefits and how to do it effectively. The purpose of cooperation with a business coach may be precisely to develop the delegation competences of managers, leaders or managers in the company. Today we write about various variants of delegating tasks in the company. Harvey Sherman has developed a system of 6 levels of task delegation. Depending on how you want to have control over the delegated task, you can choose one of the six developed levels to control the result. Each of them affects control and execution time differently and may be appropriate for a specific task or employee. Over time, you can gradually increase the level of delegation of tasks in your organization, which translates into increasing team efficiency and saving time. Please note that the following levels of delegation apply to the majority of standardly managed organizations and work organization methods. With turquoise organizations, this model looks completely different and the most common level of delegation in turquoise organizations is level six.

LEVEL 1 – do exactly as I say

At this level, you have complete control over the delegation process in your company and the outcome, but it requires more time on your part. It means clearly communicated what needs to be done. On the part of the employee, it is taking action and performing a specific task, with the delegated responsibility for them. At this level you must accept the task execution.

LEVEL 2 – Take a look at the assignment and inform me of the different variants

On the second level, you partially let the employee make a decision while giving them more trust. The person responsible for the task carries out the task and reports on possible acceptable options. You are still deciding which option to choose, so you need to spend some time reviewing the assignment.

LEVEL 3 – Consider the problem and let us know what you intend to do

You expect the delegate to provide you with clear recommendations and analysis of what would be best at the moment. It is up to you to make the final decision and agree to the action. You remain in control of the task, so you still have an influence on the final result. However, you save a little more time on the task at this level – you do not have to analyze the problem thoroughly, you only authorize the person to perform it.

LEVEL 4 – Investigate the problem but contact me before making a decision

Going one step further, on the fourth level, the delegate looks at the task and comes to you with a decision already made. You give your consent only or not, relying on the person in charge of the assignment while maintaining control. You save a lot of time and the delegate gets more space in action.

LEVEL 5 – View the problem in terms of advantages and disadvantages

The delegate is supposed to solve a given problem in terms of various parameters. It can continue to make decisions until the guidelines are met. You only spend time setting guidelines, and the delegate responsible for the task keeps you informed about the progress. You can easily spend your time on other tasks in the company.

LEVEL 6 – I present you the problem – do your best to solve it

The last level means full confidence in the employee, his skills and insights. He got full control over the task and the final result from you. Delegating tasks at this level requires accountability by the person who receives them. The delegate no longer needs contacts with the person from whom he received the task, he only works on his own resources and knowledge. Can make full decisions.

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Are you curious how to effectively implement the strategy of the above-mentioned levels of delegation of tasks? Or maybe you would like to experience how much time you can gain by increasing your delegating competence? You can develop this competence by working with ecoCoach and one of the executive coaches or business coaches from our team. Shortly write to us, request for contact and arrange a free coaching session: [email protected] If you want to successfully enter one of the fastest growing professions in the world: business coach and executive coach, we invite you to a free webinar. During the webinar you will learn how to successfully enter this profession of the future and take your development and earning potential to a higher level. You cannot miss it! SIGNING UP .

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