The executive coaching field has grown significantly over the last decade as leaders greatly benefit by having a personal coach. Yet despite numerous resources and successes, the advantages of executive coaching remain elusive: misnomers, misunderstandings and myths block the full truth. Of course, … [Read more...] about Debunk Coaching Myths
As a business coach or consultant, do you really know your clients? Let me ask you this: have you ever found it awkward when working with your coaching clients? Do you sense a level of unfamiliarity or distance that prevents you from assessing their personal challenges? Would knowing them better … [Read more...] about Do You Know Your Clients?
As an executive coach, your time is spread thin with tasks to keep your business running and growing. Each one requires full attention while addressing, and a continuous mindfulness when you’re not. How are you doing with managing all your time demands? Between your coaching sessions, assessments, … [Read more...] about 3 Time Management Tips for Executive Coaches
What makes a leader stand out as remarkably effective? Everyone expects great things from leaders—probably more than is humanly possible. But leaders must deliver only four interdependent promises to drive business results. Failure to complete a single promise will likely lead to disappointing … [Read more...] about Four Promises of Effective Leaders
How well do you think you know yourself? Self-awareness is key to success in work, life, and relationships. “Knowing yourself, and knowing the forces that affect the people who work for you, holds the key to being a successful leader.” ~ Kenneth M. Settel, MD, Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry, … [Read more...] about Do You Know Yourself Well?
Whether you call it charisma, confidence or compelling leadership, executive presence is the new corporate “it” factor.
We’re talking about more than making a great first impression. Presence is multifaceted, builds over time, and is reflected in everything you say, feel and do.
In today’s … [Read more...] about Executive Presence:
Lead with Intention, Connection and Inspiration
“These may not be the best of times, and these may not be the worst of times, but for sheer rudeness, these times beat the dickens out of most times.” ~ Roger McElvey, “Mr. Manners,” Men’s Health, May 1995 While there are plenty of leadership development programs that propose social and emotional … [Read more...] about The Rampant Rise of Rudeness
More than anyone else, the boss creates the conditions that directly determine people’s ability to work well.~ Daniel Goleman, Primal Leadership Ever wonder why some of the most brilliant, well-educated people aren’t promoted, while those with fewer obvious skills climb the professional … [Read more...] about Leadership’s Link to Emotional Intelligence
Are leaders born or made? One could argue for either position. The real issue is that all leaders can improve. Whether you’re a seasoned executive or a high-potential team member, you can boost your performance in five crucial leadership areas. More than half a million business books deal with … [Read more...] about 5 Golden Rules for Leadership
Some executives are uncomfortable using power or office politics, viewing them as the dark side of workplace behavior. They believe morale and commitment erode when politics dominate the environment. But research clearly shows that being politically savvy and building a power base pay … [Read more...] about Leadership Power, Politics and Persuasion