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Everyone Needs a Coach, Including the Boss

Everyone Needs a Coach, Including the Boss

Bill Gates and Eric Schmidt have both famously said that "Everyone needs a coach." However, there remains many misguided thoughts about the need for, or value of, a coach, especially for executives. Some even think that getting a coach is a sign of weakness when,...

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Making Lemonade from COVID-19 Lemons

Making Lemonade from COVID-19 Lemons

The past nearly 2 years have been difficult for most, if not all, of us – and I don’t need to list the myriad ways here. Suffice it to say that, in our lifetimes at least, we’ve never experienced anything like it. However, during this time, I, like many of you, have...

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Inspirational Leadership

Inspirational Leadership

What does inspirational leadership look like in your organization? Let me ask: what impact do inspiring leaders have on performance, both organizationally, and at an individual level? Consider this: while an employee’s mindset is important to their overall...

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Listening Effectively by Speaking

Listening Effectively by Speaking

The title of this blog could be a bit misleading, as a more accurate one might be Listening Effectively by Knowing When Not to Speak and, When You Do Talk, Knowing What to Say or Ask. That’s a mouthful. The point is that most people know that a key aspect of effective...

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Emotions and Leadership

Emotions and Leadership

For certain aspects of a business, managing using emotions can be detrimental compared with a more disciplined approach. Regarding business decisions related to the overall vision, mission, and goals, relying on data, facts, logic, reasoning, and experience can be a...

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The Power to Persuade

The Power to Persuade

“A hallmark of wisdom is knowing when it’s time to abandon some of your most treasured tools, and some of the most cherished parts of your identity.” – Organizational psychologist Adam Grant, PhD As a coach, I work with some really incredible people who have an...

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Exploring Personal Accountability

Exploring Personal Accountability

Too often I hear from business clients or coaching clients that their employees aren’t accountable, don’t take responsibility for their work, aren’t interested in doing more than is asked of them, wait for explicit instructions before doing anything, or some similar...

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Communication in Conflict

Communication in Conflict

How do you remain calm, cool, and collected when conflicts escalate? We’ve all been there: encountering someone in a fit of road rage; a neighbor upset about another neighbor’s transgression; dealing with a beloved toddler in the middle of a melt-down. Typically, we...

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Developing Effective Leadership Habits

Developing Effective Leadership Habits

As a leader, what role do you take in your own leadership development? If 2020 taught us anything, it was the importance of seeing the big picture without losing sight of the small details. This requires tremendous skill in balancing priorities, energy, and focus. And...

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