Awesome Future YOU

being your best Mar 28, 2022

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Do you ever imagine some “future state” in which you’ve finally…

  • Lost that stubborn five pounds 
  • Achieved a better state of balance 
  • Found the secret to happiness at...
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Coaching is not a luxury

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As you've probably noticed, I've been up to my elbows in re-designing and launching my Coaching for Excellence course. 

If you supervise, manage or influence others, this course is...

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How to Make Authentic DE&I Progress

 

Achieving real equity and creating an inclusive environment that embraces diversity takes sincere commitment and on-going care. It’s not achieved from time spent in a class; it’s only possible when we pay real attention to how we...

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You have toilet paper on your shoe... and other awkward (but important) conversations

coaching leadership Feb 22, 2022

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I was at a conference a few years back and was getting ready to give a presentation. 

I was in the bathroom, calming my nerves and making sure I didn't have left-over lunch in my teeth. 

...
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The Keys to Managing Performance

coaching Feb 16, 2022
 

No one wants to have that hard conversation about poor performance!

But, unaddressed issues get worse over time and can derail your culture and destroy a leader's credibility. 
 
There's a better way!
 
In this interview,...
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The Gift of Your Attention

coaching Feb 14, 2022

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There were five of them. 

Teenagers,  between 13 and 16, I suppose, at a table next to me in a cafe. 

I heard periodic chuckles, and now and then one would reach...

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Make your heart bigger than the hurt

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Today is Valentine's Day, and you'll probably see a lot of social media posts about love and connection. Ah, roses and rainbows!!!

 

But today, I want to talk about conflict, pain and suffering....

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Let Your Employees Struggle

coaching leadership Feb 07, 2022

When I was in my first year of college I had a paper to write. I’ll never forget it. 

I had waited until just one day before it was due to get started. 

Back in high school the papers didn’t feel challenging, so I figured I...

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Ready to Ditch Your Performance Appraisal?

 *Photo by Scott Warman on Unsplash

 

Last Sunday I was at a dinner party when the subject of “the week ahead” came up. 

“I have to do my annual performance reviews,” lamented a friend. “I barely know...

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5 Tips for Better Teamwork

 Which of the 4 graphs above best represents your team trajectory? 

  • Is it A? Holding steady- not improving but not declining 
  • Is it B? Sometimes up, sometimes down… but rather unpredictable 
  • Is it C? Let’s be...
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