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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Prepare to be amazed

Every leader/manager, if they are honest, has A, B, and C employees. The “A” employees are high potential, self-motivated and rare. The “B” employees are solid performers, who do good work. The “C” employees can range from needing too much direction to being disruptive, and they are the ones who may not make it in […]

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Unlocking Your Potential

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond imagination. It is our light more than our darkness which scares us. We ask ourselves – who are we to be brilliant, beautiful, talented, and fabulous?  But honestly, who are you to not be so?” ~Marianne Willamson […]

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Digging Out of the Answer-Person Hole

There are times when a leader must refrain from giving advice and offering opinions; yet such restraint is difficult. After all, you’re paid to provide solutions….aren’t you? So you don’t pause to consider, in the moment, about whether it’s appropriate to give your opinions and advice. When asked, your mouth opens and you speak your […]

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