Each of us comes with some learned or comfortable modes of operating, which shapes our leadership style. Some of us prefer to think out loud, and others prefer not to speak until we have developed a fully-formed idea in our head that makes good sense to us, or we may even want to confirm it […]
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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.
We often encounter clients who resist trying out new behaviors because they are concerned about not appearing “authentic”. The word authentic has been used so much in leadership circles without being accurately defined, so here’s an approach that we suggest. Authenticity starts with defining “who” you really are. We know that you are not just […]
I have been working on presenting coaching models and reasons to entrepreneurs and small business owners and stumbled across a recent comment by Google CEO Eric Schmidt: Everyone Needs a Coach Says Google CEO if Google’s CEO says his coach was invaluable in helping him develop, rise above the day to day and be a […]
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.
Within each of us we carry the seed of our own greatness. We nurture this as children, but soon learn to hide it from the light of day and fit into what we think society expects of us. We build our internal beliefs and habitual thoughts about what we “should” do and “must” be, and […]
I returned from ASTD 2013 last week full of energy about the future of learning and leadership development, about advances in learning technologies, and about the integration of neuroscience into the process of learning new skills and becoming better leaders in all phases of our careers. It was energizing to be among 10,000 learning and […]
Tips for managing those difficult relationships in the workplace
Ever think about how your down time affects your productivity and success? In today’s busy world, it’s not always easy to disconnect and really relax and refresh your thinking, your body, your emotions. To be a fearless leader, you need to be able to rise above your fear-based gut reactions, and strengthen your personal resilience […]