If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.~ John Quincy Adams As a leader, what strategy are you using for crisis recovery? Strategy has become top of mind for business leaders. Too be sure, we are faced with incredible hurdles, many of … [Read more...] about The Best Business Strategy for Crisis Recovery
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Content Marketing is now established as a key success factor for many professionals such as lawyers, doctors and many consultants. If you’re a busy successful coach working with organizations, you probably value your word-of-mouth referrals. But pay attention to your online content marketing … [Read more...] about Just How Important Is “Content Marketing” for Coaches?
In today’s complex and dotted-line organizational culture, your job frequently requires buy-in from people outside your direct authority. Influencing people who report to someone else can prove daunting—and an even greater challenge if you confuse the principles of leadership and authority. (They’re … [Read more...] about Leading Beyond Your Authority
Of all the challenges leaders face, none is more pervasive yet hidden than fear of failure. “Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – Robert F. Kennedy Leadership is a tough job that requires courage. Doubts, insecurities and fears make organizational challenges more … [Read more...] about Leadership Challenges: Fear of Failure
Given the financial and societal impact of global business, there’s an urgent need to understand leaders’ personalities. If we fail to appreciate how personality influences leaders’ strategic decisions, we risk selecting leaders who are incapable of setting an organization’s direction. We are in … [Read more...] about Finding Future Leaders: Why Personality Matters
“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” ~ Bill Gates Receiving feedback with grace is a valuable leadership skill, yet many managers struggle with it. While we’re often quick to critique others, being on the receiving end involves an entirely different set of … [Read more...] about The Art of Receiving Feedback
Which leadership style will prevail in the future? If you want to improve employee engagement and productivity while reducing turnover, your organization must build on individual and team strengths: strengths-based leadership will prevail in the future as the key leadership style. Nearly a decade … [Read more...] about Strengths-Based Leadership
Authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership. But a simplistic understanding of what it means can hinder your growth and limit your impact. ~ Herminia Ibarra, The Authenticity Paradox, Harvard Business Review, January 2015 Employees at all organizational levels seek meaning and … [Read more...] about In Search of Authentic Leaders
Executive coaches and leadership consultants who encourage positive thinking often encounter cynical, hard-driving executives with a close eye on the bottom line. But positivity coaches have come a long way since author Norman Vincent Peale preached his positive philosophy of faith and miracles. … [Read more...] about Put Positive Leadership into Action
The secret of rulership is to combine a belief in one's own infallibility with the power to learn from past mistakes. ~ George Orwell As much as we’d like to believe that we’re rational human beings, we can all too easily mislead ourselves. Self-deception is a process that encourages us to justify … [Read more...] about Why Do Leaders Deceive Themselves?