Quick Reads for Quick Inspiration

Where are you going in 2017?

As 2016 draws to a close, what kind of coach would I be if I didn’t challenge you to think even bigger for next year? Here are some questions to consider: What are the 5 most important things you want to accomplish in 2017? What would you like to create or bring into the world in 2017? What do you […]

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Success Takes Courage!

Want to see the “Success Pyramid” in action? Read on! I thought I’d share a story of a young person I recently concluded a series of coaching sessions with. He was referred to me by his manager because his manager was frustrated that it took the individual (we will call him Joseph) so long to complete his work. His manager […]

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What is a “Coach”, and, Do I Need One?

The concept of using a coach has, over the 20 years I’ve been doing it, gotten a lot more clearly defined and accepted. In the past having “a coach” often meant your career was on hold until you fixed some kind of derailing behavior. The term “coaching” was often associated with problem behavior, and corrective action. But all that has evolved […]

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Just Something Quick

I love this short video from Marshall Goldsmith. In it he talks about improving our leadership skills not by learning what to do, but by learning what not to do! It’s a great point. Watch the video and think about the Success Pyramid. Can you pick out those habits of thought that lead to the dysfunctional behavior Marshall discusses? Winning […]

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The Success Pyramid (Part II)

I hope you enjoyed and benefited from Part I of the Pyramid. If you have not read it yet, please do so before reading this part – Part II doesn’t make much sense without Part I. Let’s get back to our pyramid. Top layer was the word “Success”, next layer we have “Behaviors” now on the 3rdlevel down, we see […]

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The “Success Pyramid” (Part I)

How do you define what success means? I’d encourage you to take a moment to consider that. For some, they may see an image of a bright red Lamborghini, for others they may picture a rich retirement filled with financial freedom and close family. Each of us has a different vision of success. We also know that success isn’t generally […]

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Making Progress?

When someone changes as a result of coaching, does it always “stick”? I got an email from an exec the other day, I had done coaching for one of her managers around communication challenges. She opened by saying she noticed marked improvement but recently the individual seemed to be going back to his old habits. Yeah, this can happen. What […]

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