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Is Coaching For You?

I read an article in Fortune Magazine’s Career section called “Coaching is Hot. Is It Right For You?” Writer Vickie Elmer says “Once seen as the last step for an executive about to fall off the ladder, leadership coaches now help smooth a promotion, teach outsiders about their new culture, and tune up talent.” Wow. more…

How Do You Deal With Drama At Work?

“There are many ways that drama can affect workplace relationships. One way that Marlene Chism often discusses in her workshops is how to stop taking the bait. You know what I mean. It’s those times when you put your foot in your mouth, or you get drawn into an argument or communication exchange that you later more…

Resilience Needed

These are crazy times. I had an opportunity to speak about resilience last month to a group of unemployed HR professionals.  Being in this job market is no fun. Being able to adapt to stress and adversity is critical to maintaining your balance, even your sanity! Resilience won’t make your problems go away but it more…

We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know

The conscious vs. the unconscious mind. With the unconscious mind having the capacity to process 200,000 times more than the conscious mind, it’s worh taking a look! The vast majority of us leaders have very little understanding of why we make the choices we do, and that we’re influenced instead by peer pressure; impulsive and reactive emotions; a more…

What Gives Your Work Meaning?

Fascinated by motivation and employee engagement, I realized some time ago that meaning is at the core. These days, more people are asking themselves: “Is this all there is?”  We wonder what kind of positive impact we are having on others and how we can make changes so that we feel more energized about our careers. more…

The Business of Coaching

  There are many flavors to this coaching thing: Life coaching Wellness coaching Business coaching Executive coaching Career coaching…to name a few. I’m expecting Happiness Coach to pop up any day now since Happiness is so hot now. It’s the number one course in Harvard’s history. Maybe there is a correlation to the number of more…

Meet Seth Godin

Seth on Leaders Seven questions for leaders Do you let the facts get in the way of a good story? What do you do with people who disagree with you… do you call them names in order to shut them down? Are you open to multiple points of view or you demand compliance and uniformity? more…

Gen Z?

Tiger Moms & Choppers vs. Boomers I’ve been asked to speak to a local association on the generational gap at work. Because the subject of people is my thing, I’ve noticed all sorts of information coming my way about generations and parenting since saying yes. Do you ever find that to be true for you? I more…

Strengths at Work

Long fascinated with Buckingham and Rath’s work on strengths, I got to attend a local coach group of organizational development folks. The topic was using StrengthsFinder 2.0 for leadership development. Wake Forest shared their experience with the group of having their leadership take the Gallup assessment as millions of others have done and then identifying more…

Nap At Work?

I’ll tell you right off, I’m not a slacker! I take care of more than my business of work and responsibilities and make the most of the time I’ve been given on this earth. Talk about multi-tasking–I’m the queen! But I cannot think of any good reasons not to nap when you’re tired, even when more…