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 [...]
Time and again I see leaders who want to coach get off on the wrong foot. The result is longer time spent coaching only to reach sub-optimal results. Perhaps you have seen it too, or perhaps you have been guilty of this all-too-common error. It looks like this: An employee brings you a problem they [...]
Last week I attended the annual gathering of conscious capitalists in Chicago. In two days chocked full of great programming around the principles of higher purpose, stakeholder integration, conscious culture and leadership, the most impactful and memorable for me and many fellow attendees was an evening performance by Second City. The program brought to life many [...]
Creating an Ownership and Accountability Mindset in the Workplace GalleryAll Blog Posts, coaching, cultural health, Cultural Transformation, Culture, employee coaching, employee creativity, Employee Engagement, Leadership Development
This 12 minute video shares the best practices for creating a culture of ownership and accountability, where employees are fully engaged in their work and focused on delivering results to your stakeholders.
How do you make the shift from "ME" to "WE" and establish a shared vision and values within the framework of your team? This video reveals the developmental journey that every leader in every organization must traverse. Having a map of the territory increases the the likelihood you reach the destination you set out for [...]
The Wall Street Journal ran an article titled Thinking Happy Thoughts at Work on January 27th. Reading the title alone, one might assume that the author, Sue Shellenbarger, sought to trivialize the Positive Psychology movement afoot in corporate America. But while Shellenbarger commented that “critics see Positive Psychology as a way for companies to improve [...]
I recently read a book called The Dream Manager by Matthew Kelly. The book is based on a fictional tale of the leadership of a janitorial services company reviving the organization. The secret to their success was engaging their employees by investing in the employee's personal dreams. The Dream Manager concept suggests that employees should [...]