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A Need for Coaching: The Stages of Change

A Need for Coaching: The Stages of Change

A Need for Coaching: The Stages of Change The tipping point, or the breaking point, or the last straw, or whatever you want to call that very nanosecond where you decide ENOUGH.  I am not doing it the same old way for one more moment.  I am going to ask you to think back to a time when you reached your tipping point in business when, again, you did not prepare for the presentation and now you are so stressed. […]

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Top 5 Tips for Executive Leadership

Top 5 Tips for Executive Leadership

Top 5 Tips for Executive Leadership Enough! Caring too much is not a character flaw that needs to be eradicated.   Caring is essential to leadership. Executive leadership means you are responsible for building the business and doing the right thing for all the employees and customers within your community called the enterprise.  It is your job to do the deep dive and strategize the next step while weighing the impact on people and then make changes for the organization with […]

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Motivating Employees for Company Success

Motivating Employees for Company Success

Motivating Employees for Company Success To quote Steve Schott on motivating employees, “You cannot motivate anyone else if you are not motivated.”   Realizing that behavior, for employees to model, starts with us is the first step to “controlling” others.  Well, this article is not really about “controlling” others, but tactically using our influence to motivate employees and/or the team to be more engaged.  Gallup (the polling company from way back when) has studied millions of employees in organizations on how […]

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Building Trust in Business: A Coach’s Perspective

Building Trust in Business: A Coach's Perspective

I was asked recently about how building trust in business with key stakeholders.  The question surprised me in that I have always espoused that integrity of word is one of the strongest career development tools in your reach.  You tell people what you are going to do and then do it.  Simple, until asked then I knew that answer was not enough.  In any business there are there are well-known deal breakers.  But when there is a lack of trust […]

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Behind the Coaching Curtain: Coaching Brings The Leader Out of Managers

Behind the Coaching Curtain: Coaching Brings The Leader Out of Managers

Behind the Business Coaching Curtain: Bringing The Leader Out of Managers I am often asked, “What do you do?” resulting with the typical answer.  “I am an executive coach.”  Since people have heard of that but do not really know what that is or what it looks like, they stop asking questions.  In honor of International Coaching Week I would like to answer those questions never asked. What does it mean to be an executive coach? Well, it is a […]

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Workplace Body Language for Leadership

Workplace Body Language for Leadership

Workplace Body Language for Leadership You have prepared for product pitch for months and now are finally in front of senior leadership.  The meeting wasn’t going well.  Your team worked through the plan under your leadership with all the possible alternatives.  Everyone on the team worked hard and all contributed. You were set.  As the leader of the team it is up to you to ensure this goes well so the project is funded. Now you are looking at a […]

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Millenials in the Workplace: A New Generation of Workers

Millenials in the Workplace: A New Generation of Workers

The multi-generational workplace is common and the biggest age span to date is currently occurring.  As a leader, does keeping pace with the work get in the way of making everyone happy?   With four (or more) generations in the workplace, personalities differ and challenges are present for each generation.   The diversity is desirable but how do you keep them all motivated and communicating? First, you should know the workplace generalizations about your own generation.  Second, you have to know what […]

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The Changing Relationship between Leaders and Employees

The Changing Relationship between Leaders and Employees

Leadership’s Changing Relationship No shocker, the workplace is changing. The market shifts, raw materials are not available or are no longer environmentally or socio-economically friendly – so things change. Consumer demand has changed, technology changed, available information has changed. Internet is pervasive and requires tossing the old marketing standards when communicating with consumers, customers or a client, never mind employees, because those same messaging tools do not produce the same results. The way we do business now cannot be the […]

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Working above Your Title

Finding Success Working Above Your Title Let me rant for a moment.  If I had a nickel for every time someone, when asked about their career, told me they were waiting to get promoted, I would be rich.  Rich, I say!  The truth is that, when it comes to your career, you’re in the driver seat.  When you are in the driver seat you know that you have to drive.   Seriously, if one of my people came to me and […]

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Conquering the New Frontier of Job Hunting

Conquering the New Frontier of Job Hunting

Finding a Career in the New Frontier Gone is the day when your career is in the hand of your organization.  “We will take care of you” is often said but honored for a select few.  You may be already in the C-Suite or tracking to get there.  Either way, you know anything can happen and you are the captain ofyour own career.   In fact, relevance and value is up to you at every stage of your career and level […]

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