No Excuse, Sir!

One of the very first things I learned as a brand-new Air Force Academy cadet on day 1 was that in basic training, I was expected to spend more time listening than talking.  I couldn't talk to my fellow basic cadets at all unless we happened to be in one of a handful...

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5 Habits of Confident Coaches

For many of us, our ultimate goal is to become a masterful coach so that when we are working with our clients (employees, colleagues, team members), we feel capable, confident and connected not just to the person we are coaching but to our intuition.  So, what are the...

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Why employee performance reviews are getting sacked

Excerpt from "Why Employee Performance Reviews Are Getting Sacked" By Jill Martin, BBC Business reporter What have you done this year to justify your salary? The employee quakes and mumbles something, hoping at best to boost their pay, at worst to avoid getting...

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Conflict Coaching

Handling the inevitable conflicts that arise in life is a topic that frequently surfaces in coaching. Proactively and consciously identifying a path to managing conflict is a powerful first step, an authentic one.

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“But I don’t have time to coach them!”

It’s time to put the biggest obstacle to coaching your team to rest. During a study to determine how — or even IF — managers matter, Google’s people analytics team identified eight key behaviors demonstrated by the company’s most effective managers. Can you guess...

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Professional Coaching for Healthcare Specialists

Writing the Next Chapter of Your Success Story by David Krueger, MD Professional Coaching Vignette Leslie consulted me because she wanted to expand her clinical practice but felt stuck. She said she wanted either a Money Coach or a CEO Coach. An acknowledged expert in...

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The Top 10 “Toolbox” Questions Leaders Can Ask

We all know how to ask questions. We’ve been asking questions since we started talking. But too often the questions that pop into our heads and come out of our mouths are not all that great, and might ultimately be counterproductive or even outright destructive. And these random, poorly thought out questions waste a lot of everyone’s time, money, and energy.

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Coaching For Engagement and Success

It's no secret that employees who like their jobs and their managers work harder than employees who don't. While managers once looked for ways to control and even intimidate their employees into working harder, the 21st century manager has discovered the wisdom in the...

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Skittles: It’s Not Knowledge. It’s the Shift.

We often hear "knowledge is power." While it is true that knowledge can be power, when it comes to change, knowledge alone just doesn't get it done. Recently, I was engaged in a conversation with a well-known executive coach whose niche is CEO-only coaching. We were...

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