When we talk about strategic planning, many clients reluctantly admit they think strategic planning is a waste of time. The last time they wrote a strategic plan was five years ago (or longer), and that old relic sits dusty on a shelf and has little to do with how the business works today. It was […]
The value of the strengths movement and a focus on your talents as an individual is to change the focus of your energy and attention to what is already working well, and to find ways to leverage those talents to make them more and more relevant and powerful.
Anyone who is not already familiar with the concept of executive coaching may easily confuse it with related professional advisors of other types. Many executives are familiar with mentors, who guide you on how they achieved their success, so that you can follow in their footsteps. Coaching is unique in that it helps you forge your own path.
As a very successful CEO, why would someone like Eric Schmidt suggest that he needs a coach and so do you? I see executives every day who make incredible strides forward toward their goals with the help of an executive coach. Their work is inspiring, and I am honored to be part of it. But some of you may still wonder what a coach could do for you and why you should invest in an external coach for yourself. Here are the Top 10 reasons to hire a coach.
When is the last time you worked on your strategic plan? Most people have to think about this. If you’ve done one in the last year, you are among the few that actively devote time to this activity, and at some level, you know that it’s important. For many organizations (and we have been there, […]
We are taught from a young age that achieving specific milestones of success – getting good grades, getting into a great college, having a prestigious career, having a certain amount of money saved, living in the right house or neighborhood, marrying the right person, having talented or well-behaved kids…. etc, will make us happy. The […]
Entrepreneurs are by their nature a pretty risk-tolerant group. They have to be – setting off on their own to do something no one else has done, or at least that no one else has done in quite the same way, in the same place, that they are doing. However, taking risks doesn’t have to […]
The first step to changing your results is owning them, understanding that you have created them, and that only you have the power to change those results.
If you’ve ever worked in an organization larger than 20 people, you’ve probably encountered organizational silos of one form or another. Functional silos are common early in a company’s development, followed later by product, division or geographical silos, undermining teams. Whenever humans congregate in numbers larger than 5, we tend to form factions. We have […]
Successful organizations rely on a conscious set of values implemented in everyday actions. Strong persistent organizational culture trumps rules every time.