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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Paying Attention to Your Impact

My friend and colleague Donna Karlin asked a question the other day that has lingered with me: “Are you paying attention to the impact you are making?”. In my business, it is important that I pay attention to how I impact my clients in order to assure that I am not interfering with the results […]

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