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When You Are Dead

September 29, 2016
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Have you ever tried to imagine your own memorial service, or the obituary that announces it? What will people say about you, and how will they feel about the person you have been. We have all seen movies and read books in which the chief conceit is that […]

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The Myth of the Empty Inbox

September 7, 2016
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Are you organized? Do you think of yourself as being ahead of the curve? Are you efficient? Productive? Whatever your answer to those questions, I suspect that sometime over the decade we have lived in this digital  world, you have felt overwhelmed by a bloated email inbox. In […]

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Did You Make the Right Decision?

August 15, 2016
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There is a very real and important distinction between how people make important, strategic decisions both in life and business. On the one hand, there are those who reach decisions very quickly, and then there are those who reach decisions after significant pondering. At the same time, we […]

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You Think You’re a Great Listener? You’re Probably Not!

August 8, 2016
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The last time you called tech or customer support, did the experience lead to you becoming calmer and more reassured, or infuriated and frustrated? If you are like me or the vast numbers of others surveyed by professionals investigating this, you were probably angrier, more frustrated and irate […]

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Are Your Sure You’re a Great Coach?

July 6, 2016
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There are certain skills that have objective measures, and therefore allow us to evaluate ourselves. For example, if you can write computer code and the code effectively performs its desired outcome, then you can safely say you are competent in writing that particular code. There are other skills […]

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Great Managers are Made Not Born

May 16, 2016
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In business, we regularly promote our best and brightest performers to positions in which they have absolutely no expertise, experience or knowledge, and expect them to perform despite a total dearth of instruction, training, practice or correction.

“Nonsense” you say. “People rise based on their track records.”

Yes […]

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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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Diagnosis without Treatment

February 19, 2016
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We spend a lot of time as consultants and coaches observing how things are, whether they work and what is broken. This isn’t just a consultant’s pastime, it is also a favorite past time of most human beings — not to mention,  politicians. We are all […]

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