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To Coach or to Manage? That is the Question!

April 21, 2016
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More and more frequently, executives and managers are being charged with coaching their teams. But within organizations, there is typically little support provided to help with preparing managers for this role. Instead, managers find themselves offering coaching out of context, or confusing management with coaching, or just feeling […]

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Managing Yourself Before Others

April 11, 2016
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As leaders in business and elsewhere, we are often preoccupied with our employees, peers, bosses and how to support or cultivate their effectiveness. But before we can be really successful in leading others, we have to be masterful at managing ourselves, our emotional triggers, how we behave, how […]

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Aristotle’s Tips for Management

April 4, 2016
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Did you study Greek Philosophy in school or college? If so, maybe you didn’t think it was something that had much relevance to your current life, or in particular, to how you manage your team or sell your products or services. But I wanted to share a […]

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My Favorite Things: Podcast Edition

March 28, 2016
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If you’re like me, then you are always looking for new ways to stimulate your creativity, stoke your curiosity and suggest new avenues for thought and personal inquiry. If you’re not like that you may still like some of the same stuff I do […]

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Economy of Collaboration

March 24, 2016
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In today’s flatter organizations, collaboration has become a ubiquitous concept, if not always an effective reality. At some organizations, employees spend as much as 80% of their working time in “collaborative” settings, which for our purposes means meetings. But despite that widespread participation in meetings […]

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Knowing versus Doing!

March 21, 2016
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Oftentimes, we know exactly what needs to be done, but we don’t do it. What happens between the thought and the action? That is a major dilemma of almost every person I know, whether successful or not, in business and elsewhere. It doesn’t matter whether we […]

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Bigger May Not Be Better

March 18, 2016
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In my practice, I talk to a fair number of founders of small and medium size businesses that have reached levels of size, revenue and scale that the owners themselves could never have anticipated when they first started. The progression from one-man shop to 2000 employee company […]

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Be a Mad Scientist

March 14, 2016
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If you think back to your seventh grade science fair project maybe you will recall the color of your poster-board, the Kodak or Polaroid pictures you taped to it, and the hand-written captions that went under each photo to combine into a (hopefully) award winning project […]

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