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 […]
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.
Successful organizations rely on a conscious set of values implemented in everyday actions. Strong persistent organizational culture trumps rules every time.
Huntsville, July 21, 2014 — Laura Huckabee-Jennings, founder of Transcend in Huntsville, Alabama, announced today that Transcend has expanded its services by adding three coaches to its team. “We are committed to growth and to delivering the best in leadership development programs. Adding these highly qualified people to our team will allow us to continue […]
Think about that person or project that frustrates you. Do you have something or someone specific in mind? Great. Now what if you didn’t have to be frustrated? Not by changing that project or person, but by making a different choice about how to think. Attitudes and Mindsets are Strong Influencers The difference between being […]
Trust is one of the fundamental pillars of organizations that go from good to truly great, and the difference between LITO (leaders in title only) and effective and fearless Leaders.
Trust consists of three elements occurring at the same time: knowing the positive benefits of a relationship, evaluating any risks in the relationship, and choosing how to interpret the behavior of the other person. In companies, this manifests as knowing that the people you work with can and will help you meet your personal and professional goals more often than they will not, and knowing why they behave the way they do and not taking it personally. Here is why we find trust so difficult, and ten key steps for starting to build trust in your organization today:
By John Mattone – Expert Inverview Series: Laura Huckabee-Jennings of Transcend About How Executive Coaching Can Help Build a ‘Fearless’ Leader *Note: This article first appeared as part of John Mattone’s Expert Interview Series Laura is the founder and CEO of Transcend, which helps senior leaders overcome barriers to sustainable business growth by getting the most […]