Joining the Conversation

Today’s business professionals are becoming actively engaged in one or more of the online social media. Some may just be dipping their toe into the water, while others were early adopters, and daily messaging is now part of their quotidian routine. Many believe this involvement is motivated by a desire to join a community of [...]

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Taking Innovation Beyond Buzz Word

Innovation is the word of the day. From the classroom to the boardroom to the White House, it is being invoked as a mantra for leadership and success. All well and good. But how does one foster an environment that encourages new thinking and nurtures the pioneers who will exercise it? Coaching can provide a [...]

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“Thank You” goes a long way…

Sad to say, but appreciative recognition is often the first casualty in the rush and stress of deadlines, new initiatives, making the numbers, hiring, firing, and reorganizing. Many managers simply aren’t very good at giving positive feedback. Some even find it harder to recognize a colleague’s contribution than to offer negative or corrective feedback. Coaching [...]

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What to expect: preparing someone for coaching

Lately, we hear “coaching” more and more frequently proposed as the solution to a workplace problem. A manager might seek coaching as a way to work through a challenge. A senior executive might see it as an opportunity to help an individual or team resolve an issue. More and more managers see coaching as a [...]

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What do you want to do about it? Defining a goal.

“I feel like I never catch up.” ____________________ “Caleb is constantly throwing a wrench in things. It seems the team can never move beyond his objections.” ____________________ “We always meet our milestones, but then Lori’s department changes the specs, and we have to make adjustments with no extra time or resources.” At one time or [...]

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