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Higher Purpose is More than Saving the Planet

When you think about organizations focused on higher purpose, you may think about those that explicitly work for the benefit of future generations, create a more just society on a mass scale, and develop sustainable solutions, such as United Nations, The Elders, or The Mother Theresa Foundation to name a few. The positive impact these [...]

How to Engage Millennials Free Webinar

How do you attract, motivate and retain top millennial talent? By helping your managers become leaders who coach. Join me on Friday, August 19 from 11:30am to 12:00pm (EST) for a free webinar! Traditional command and control management is the surest way to turn off a talented millennial. Unfortunately, it is the only way most [...]

2018-10-03T03:00:51+00:00By |Categories: All Blog Posts|0 Comments

Bridging the Gap: Essentials for Creating a Workplace Culture of High Trust, Teamwork and Innovation – Part 3

Change Your Conversations to Change your Culture Consider this simple model that explains how our daily conversations are the ultimate driver of desired outcomes:     If you want to build a workplace culture of high trust, it begins by changing the quality of your workplace conversations. Let’s look at two examples of how this [...]

Bridging the Gap: Essentials for Creating a Workplace Culture of High Trust, Teamwork and Innovation – Part 1

Organizations of all types must navigate the complexities of today’s economic environment and the shifting priorities of their workforce, customers and communities. At the surface, dealing with the volatility, uncertainty and ambiguity can feel overwhelming and confusing. But when you look below the surface you can sense an erosion of trust at all levels: between [...]

Less Talking, More Listening: Mindful Leadership through Coaching

Being mindful is a complex activity. A mindful existence requires us to be actively and consciously aware of our surroundings, perceptions, feelings, state of mind, physical body and relationships. Mindfulness further requires an understanding and mastery of our ultimate responsibility to choose in each and every moment. When interacting with others, there is a special [...]

Trusting Your Inner Wisdom

Luminaries as varied as Sam Walton, Oprah, Lao Tzu and Steve Jobs have sung the praises of following your intuition. Albert Einstein went so far as to say: “The only real, valuable thing is intuition.” Recent scientific research supports the idea that we have more ways of knowing than the logic we associate with our [...]

2018-10-03T03:02:09+00:00By |Categories: All Blog Posts, coaching|0 Comments

Overcoming Career Coaching Challenges

Career conversations are more challenging than the typical coaching conversations managers are asked to have with their employees. There are three inter-related challenges to overcome: Higher stakes Broader issues Mixing coaching with other types of feedback Let’s examine each of these challenges and how to overcome them. Higher Stakes: Employee Engagement and Retention Career coaching [...]

A Proven Way to Triple Business Results

Every business wants to maximize results. We want employees to take ownership and accountability for their results, and increase both the quality and quantity of their performance. Many factors influence performance, but there is one management skill that stands out above all others in developing and engaging employees at all levels: performance coaching. In fact, [...]

Cultural Integration

"Research indicates that senior executives rate the lack of 'understanding the importance and difficulty of integrating cultures' as a major cause of integration failure." - A Fool-Proof Way to Avoid a Leading Stumbling Block to Success? It's no secret that plenty of mergers don't work. The University of Minnesota Strategic Management Research Center claims [...]

2018-10-03T03:03:03+00:00By |Categories: All, All Blog Posts, Culture|0 Comments

How to Build Senior Leader Cohesion

How can you get your senior team pulling in the same direction, to solve problems together and move the entire organization forward? We often see competing agendas within an organization, and it is important to balance those agendas so that everyone is working together with a shared vision and values. In this interview, I [...]

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