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Category Archives: Coaching

The Easiest Way to Become the Person You Want to Be

My mentor, Alan Weiss, says the easiest way to become the person you want to be is to be that person. I may be paraphrasing this, but you get my gist. Here’s what that means for you. If you want to be seen as an expert in your field, then start acting that way. Instead, […]

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Is Your Coach Helping You or Wasting Your Time?

Some coaches follow a model of coaching that says you should not provide the answers to your coachees. You should help them find their own answers by asking them the right questions. This is complete crap. Executives hire coaches because of their expertise. Imagine me asking a CEO, “Well, what do you think you should […]

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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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