CEO and Business Coaching
A few years back, I coached a CEO who directed an educational institution. Prior to meeting in person, I had been in contact with his office and was surprised at what seemed like offhand treatment by an assistant. Our first appointment underscored some of what this executive was experiencing.read more
The Paradox of Teams: Why Team leadership Skills Are Key to Shifting From Independence to Inter-dependence
How good your team leadership skills are, is often the key differentiating factor between getting average and great performance.
“Getting good players is easy. Gettin’ em to play together is the hardest part.”
—Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder and manager Casey Stengelread more
Being the new kid on the block and the leader are not easy. Staff will not automatically know what you expect nor will they necessarily fall into alignment with your vision. In addition to a preexisting corporate culture and social hierarchy, you very often have political sensitivities, back stories, and even latent conflicts, making communications messy.
How do you make it work? As a new leader, the first critical step is to be certain you have alignment of purpose (i.e., everyone at least facing the same direction).read more
According to a recent survey, nearly half of senior managers believe that employee competitiveness has increased over the last decade.
Orchestrating internal competition is a good way to increase workforce productivity and leverage the natural undercurrent that exists in an organization. Creating and recognizing a fast-track organizational achievement is a brilliant management move.read more
Change at work can be daunting—both for the employees who must adjust and for a leader who wants to effect change. The challenge of how to get employee buy in is a critical one.read more
Often, “why” can be considered a challenge, and reactions to that word can be a bit testy. Folks naturally want to defend their current view. If they are not careful, the idea of asking why certain things happen can perhaps lead to defensive explanations rather than thoughtful views of what the situation could become. The worst-case scenario is that people continue to hold the same view and defend their position—without considering ways to improve it.read more
World leaders to CEOs to winning coaches all leave legacies—a stamp they have left on the world or on their small corner of it. However, the desire and the ability to leave a lasting leadership legacy isn’t reserved solely for those with titles.
A leadership legacy isn’t about titles; it’s about the impact one can make.read more
See How a Certified Business Coach Can Boost Your Team Output by Leveraging the Power of First and Third Person Thinking
I am often asked the question, “What is the difference between running our own brainstorming retreat and working with a certified business coach?” This is an excellent opening to share some vital differences.read more