Business

Team Work

What Are Some Team Problems? Lencioni tells it like it is when he explains that many teams lack the kind of engagement they need. In particular, they can’t effectively argue about issues and decisions that are critical to success. “If team members are never pushing one another outside their emotional comfort zones, then it is more…

5 Toughest Work Conversations

By Anne Fisher, contributor¬†¬†@FortuneMagazine ‘I want a raise’ Before asking for a raise — even if you need and deserve it — it’s easy to let self-doubt take over: What if your boss doesn’t think you’re worth the extra money? What if your boss hasn’t had a pay bump for a while, either, and labels 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…

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…

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…

A New OS for Businesses

I saw an email the other day where a grandson asked his grandmother about her growing up days. She went on to explain all of the things her generation didn’t have available that are taken for granted today. At the end of the long list, it was disclosed she was “only” 59 years old today! more…