Four ways to move beyond berating yourself

Good, kind, empathetic leaders (yes, they’re out there!) are especially vulnerable to having negative self-talk. This can take the form of ruminating and spinning about things they inadvertently did or didn’t do to others. Does this sound like you? Berating yourself for something you’ve done in the past can’t help you to move forward. You’ll […]

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When you’re asked to work with a coach

In the dark beginnings of organizational coaching, coaches were often brought in to work with leaders who were poor performers. It’s rare for companies to expend resources in that way now. Today, executive coaches work with good to great performers where there is a decent chance that the coaching engagement will yield successful outcomes. Why […]

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Calm the rising tide of impatience

Are you one of those leaders who moves quickly and deliberately while getting impatient that others (your direct reports, peers, or other stakeholders) aren’t matching your stride? They can see your impatience, whether you realize it or not. Your behavior is giving you away in these ways: You are “short” when communicating: you may not […]

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Four intangible leadership qualities that you can acquire

When you observe leaders that you admire, you might notice that they have certain qualities that are difficult to describe but are appealing and effective. They might cause you to think “There’s just something wonderful about that leader that I can’t describe”. Some would call this charisma. You might be surprised to discover that you […]

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