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Short-Term Executive Coaching… Really???!

Short-Term Executive Coaching… Really???!

  In over 15 years as an executive coach, I've witnessed a huge mindset change among talent development professionals in organizations. You've moved from skepticism about the value of coaching to embracing it as an essential element of helping leaders grow, develop and apply their learning. Hooray for us coaches! However, with expanded experience with coaching comes new questions about its effective use in the organization. Beyond Coaching as Usual I often hear, "We believe in coaching,...

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You’re Getting Results But Are You Getting Fulfilled?

You’re Getting Results But Are You Getting Fulfilled?

You are probably one of the people who loves to see results from your actions. At work it may be meeting a deadline, hitting a number or achieving a challenging objective. At home, it might be winning a game, cooking a great meal or completing a task you set out to do (I hear my messy garage calling!). It feels great. And, it is very fulfilling on one level. The reason it feels so fantastic is because it satisfies a Core Need for you. However, sometimes all that focus and action leaves some...

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Five Ideas for Getting Your Virtual Team on the Same Page

Five Ideas for Getting Your Virtual Team on the Same Page

As if leadership wasn’t already challenging enough, so many workplaces being partially or completely remote these days taxes even the best of us. Having discovered the advantages of virtual teams such as productivity, flexibility and cost savings, many organizations may not ever return to the office in the same way going forward. Sharpening your skills as a leader of virtual teams isn’t optional any more. The first step is investing in leading in a way that helps your team get it done despite...

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Resilience – Now More Than Ever

Resilience – Now More Than Ever

Your clients may be talking about resilience. Mine certainly are. It seems like the word of the moment. It makes sense why. The never-ending pandemic, the tottering economy and the political sideshow in the U.S. have stretched us all thin. Clients and their workplaces continue to be disrupted and uncertain. It’s a big drain! But, how do your clients refill and recharge themselves to maintain their resiliency? The answer: an intentional focus on their Core Needs. And, you have the perfect way...

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Want Different Results? Choose Better.

Want Different Results? Choose Better.

What is keeping you from getting to the results you want? Are you unclear about what to do? Are you mired in procrastination? Have you tried things that did not work? Have you given up in frustration or lowered your expectations? Many of my clients report these experiences when they are seeking to make a change, move in a new direction, or just keep up with what is going on around them. With the fast moving environment around you, you may feel that if you are not moving forward quickly, you...

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What Your Goals Are Saying About You

What Your Goals Are Saying About You

What was the last goal you completed and when did you complete it? Was it yesterday, last week, last month, or almost never ago? For many people, goals are the central focus in making things happen.  For others, goals are elusive and impossible to set because the myriad of possibilities becomes overwhelming. Our goals actually say a lot about us. We all operate with a unique personal internal system (our “software”, if you will) that drives the results that we create.  We go through life...

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