Hiring a coach is often the best decision that a company can make. Many executive coaches are trained to find what is often unseen (but important!) in individuals, teams and in a organizations. If you want to strengthen your team, bring in the unbiased, nonjudgmental perspective of a trained coach. It can fortify you and….
Many people are absolutely terrified of speaking in public. In small groups they are fine, but put a large group of people in front of them and they instantly freeze up. People fear being judged, not being understood, or even forgetting how to speak English! All of this is understandable, but public speaking is an….
Do you find yourself in long unproductive meetings? Are there issues at work that are stuck in the problem-solving stage with no progress? Are you looking to “train” people to be leaders while still on the job? Then ask me about Action Learning to help get your business moving and growing! Action Learning is an….
All our lives, we are taught to follow the rules. In school, we were told “No running in the hallways!” At home, we were told “No eating dessert before dinner!” But later in life, we learn that not all rules are equal and sometimes breaking the rules is the only way to get ahead. Another….
Mutually beneficial partnerships are at the very foundations of our society. In friendships and relationships, a mutually beneficial partnership could just mean that you both enjoy each other’s company. In business, it might mean that you both stand to gain something by working together. A coalition is a partnership whereby two or more people or….
Criticism has gotten a bad name. The word has become synonymous with nitpicking or being petty. But without true criticism, we wouldn’t be able to grow and get better. The problem is that many people, instead of effectively communicating their criticism, just tell the other person what to do or what they have done wrong…..
Not only are we becoming more disconnected from each other, many people are steadily becoming so focused on themselves that they don’t even notice others. According to this article, “EDD grows when people focus too much on acquiring power, status, and money for themselves. Nearly every day we hear or read about more extreme examples:….
I was having a conversation with a client about the value that a little bit of conflict can bring to a situation between two people. If we avoid all conflict, none of the difficult conversations necessary for progress will ever happen. If we are too angry and aggressive, then we will be met with defensiveness….
Few people like change. With change comes risk, and with risk comes the potential of failure. Very successful businesses can actually be more risk-adverse than most other organizations, with a mentality of “Why change when something is already working?” This point of view can be very short sighted, as things are constantly changing around a….
There is an old joke: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? “Practice man, practice.” The same can be said for any skill, and leadership is nothing if not a skill. To be an excellent leader, you have to practice! Very few people have the ability to just walk into a room and take charge…..