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Category Archives: Coaching

The One Question You Need to Ask Yourself

I have a secret that I’ve never shared before. Years ago, I was at the height of my career (so I thought).  I was heading up the HR function for a fast-growing overnight delivery business, where I was able to make a massive difference in a short period of time. On the outside, everything looked […]

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Who Pays for the Coach Matters…A Lot

When a coach is hired by a company to coach one of their people, ultimately the client is the company. When an individual hires a coach and pays this person directly, the individual is the client. Here’s why this matters. If your boss is paying the bill, a coach may be limited in terms of […]

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Wahoo! My Birthday Gift to You!

It’s my birthday this week, so I get to set the rules. Here’s what I’m doing. I’m offering gifts, rather than accepting them. I’m giving away an additional month of mentoring for those who sign up for my mentoring program (over a $1,000 value) in the month of June. The mentoring program is right for […]

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Why Every Executive Can Benefit from a Trusted Advisor

I was speaking to a prospect the other day who confided in me that she’s been considering several key strategical initiatives for months now, yet was unable to make a decision. She went on to say she wasn’t sure she had the right people on her team that could execute her vision. She couldn’t exactly […]

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Can a Bot Really Improve Your Management Skills?

Today’s WSJ contains a story on Robots that Manage the Managers. The idea is that a bot can improve one’s leadership skills. For example, a management coaching app will remind you that it’s time to have a performance conversation with one of your employees. Call me old school, but how hard can it be to […]

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Should You Accept Every Promotion That Comes Your Way? Maybe Not

When it comes to accepting a promotion, any offer is a good offer, right? Not always. If you’re made an offer, it may be tempting to accept right away. But before you say “yes,” assess it thoroughly. Here are some questions you need to consider and the conversations you need to have (both with your […]

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It Takes a Village to Raise a Leader

What if you could learn from the world’s number one executive coach? Would you take it? I know I would, which is why I traveled to NJ last week. Marshall Goldsmith, the #1 leadership coach and author of the bestseller, What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There, unfortunately, is no longer accepting coaching clients. […]

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The Best Gifts Don’t Come in Boxes

It’s starting already. The holiday catalogs are filling my mailbox. I’m not biting. Here’s why. I’ve got enough stuff. What I don’t have are enough experiences. I bet many of your relatives (especially those of you with adult children who are underemployed) would rather receive a check to help them return to school or use […]

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Why Free Advice Isn’t Worth the Price

If I had a dollar for every time someone wrote me and asked me for free advice, I could probably retire. I used to say yes. That was until I realized that by doing so, I was doing more harm than good. Here’s why. Free advice is often dismissed. How often has someone given you […]

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Questions to Ask Yourself Before Seeking Out an Executive Coach

It’s Sunday afternoon and many of you are dreading the start of another work week. Maybe it’s because you’re having difficulties with your boss. You just can’t seem to figure her out. Or perhaps it’s because you’ve started a new job and are struggling to navigate the political landscape. Some of you may have just […]

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