We’re often asked, “What’s the difference between the role of a consultant, coach and executive coach?” While some of the roles may overlap, there are unique differences. A significant departure between the roles is in the area of listening. The Role of Consultant Consultants are more apt to be … [Read more...] about Coaching and Listening
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I only wish I could find an institute that teaches people how to listen. Business people need to listen at least as much as they need to talk. Too many people fail to realize that real communication goes in both directions. ~ Lee Iacocca, former CEO Ford Motor Co. Listening may be the most … [Read more...] about Power Listening: 4 Steps to Conversation Success
As a leadership coach, you’ve no doubt learned that executives won’t seek assistance from anyone they don’t trust. Being coached can be a vulnerable position, where the leader’s character, style and beliefs are examined. They will only tackle these personal topics with someone they believe has their … [Read more...] about Building Credibility with Clients
It has been said that there is a reason that God gave us two ears and only one mouth. Listening is such a crucial activity yet we devote so little effort to doing it well. It is essential for building healthy relationships and successful partnerships. Here are some important facts and techniques … [Read more...] about Two Ears and Only One Mouth: How Well Do You Listen?
While perusing my social media streams earlier this week, I couldn’t help but notice the amount of social media missteps coaches, consultants, and otherwise smart business professionals make. Sure, we’re all pressed for time, but social networking is still beneficial with good practices. Here are my … [Read more...] about Social Media Missteps Coaches and Consultants Must Avoid
Why do we admire celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer and Bill Clinton? They make you feel like you’re the most important person in the room. They excel at listening—a skill that separates great personalities from the near-great. (photo courtesy Michal Marcol / … [Read more...] about Be A Better Listener
The most important decisions you make in your first 90 days will probably be about the people on your team. If you succeed in creating a high-performance team, you can exert tremendous leverage in value creation. If not, you will face severe difficulties, for no leader can hope to achieve much … [Read more...] about A Winning Team in the First 90 Days