Tag Archives: Coaching

Enter the Matrix at Your Own Risk!

I have had many readers ask how well the book LEADERSHIP CONVERSATIONS applies to matrix organizations, because many of the printed examples discuss hierarchical situations. In most matrix situations you, as the leader, have a wider group of stakeholders yet … Continue reading

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Just Say it

I hope you are in the habit of putting your brain in gear before opening your mouth when you have a conversation with another person – what I call a two-person conversation. This blog deals with the one-person conversation: The … Continue reading

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Why Standing Still is Not an Option

Years ago, a friend and I went swimming on Sunset Beach in Hawaii, known for its incredible waves. A crew was filming a surfing commercial, which should have been a clue that the tide was strong, but we did not … Continue reading

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Use Your Listening Skills to Drive Better Decisions

This is Part 2 of my mini-series on Listening. Read Part 1 here. Now that you’ve had an opportunity to improve your listening skills, let’s focus on using these skills to make better decisions: Be contextual. Make sure you are … Continue reading

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Are You REALLY Listening? Part 1

Be honest – what kind of listener are you? I don’t know about you, but I am tired of others not really listening. These are the people who drive 55 mph in the left lane in a 65 mph zone, … Continue reading

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Ensure Your Next Promotion is NOT Your Final One

In my experience, almost 50% of high-potential managers and leaders fail within 18 months of a major promotion. As an executive coach, this really concerns me. I’ve written this blog to provide you with ideas and actions to take to … Continue reading

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Getting to YES

“Too often, we see things in black and white rather than shades of grey, and are not open to compromise.” – Alan Berson Continue reading

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