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Category: Executive Coaching

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leadership narcissism

Leadership Narcissism

If you feel “not ______ enough,” seeking entry into a more elite circle isn’t necessarily going to make you feel full and complete. There’s a reason why Groucho Marx’s line, “I would never join a club that would have me as a member,” is so often recited. Without self-acceptance, any form of external acceptance feels suspect.

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Delegating Tasks

9 Steps to Delegating Tasks and Authority More Effectively

8 steps to delegating tasks and Authority more effectively. If you know what you want your employees to do, don’t play games give clear direction.

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levels of listening

Four Levels of Listening Underutilized

Listening has become a lost art, perhaps because we’ve become so focused on ourselves. We’re used to getting what we want when we want it in this on-demand world. Listening is about others. It’s about giving them what they want and need. It’s about connecting with others on many different levels.

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Crack the Code

Crack the Leadership Code

A group of leadership experts from around the world will soon be providing their insights on how to crack the leadership code. They will provide their successful models and strategies so that you, too, can grow your and your organization’s leadership skills and abilities.

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Secret Partner

The Secret Business Partner

Significant others are, in effect, Secret Business Partners. They can act as sounding boards. They can ask questions others may be too afraid to ask–ones that often begin with “Why?” They can also use their knowledge of their partner’s strengths, failings, and personal history to add context and make judgments. Significant others can even have the last word on key business decisions–particularly when it would mean more work or responsibilities (and time away from home) for the executive.

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ADHD At Work For Leaders

ADHD At Work For Leaders

When I learned I had ADHD at age 40, I was grateful to have a label for my way of being. I read all I could on the subject. In the process, I discovered compensatory strategies for leading myself and others.

One of the most effective strategies I employed was to change how people reported to me.

I explained to employees that if they wanted to keep my attention, they should provide me with the headline, key sound bites, and the outcome before launching into the story. That way I would stay attuned during their reports, ask better questions, and leave with a better understanding.

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business partners

Top 10 Questions Business Partners Fail to Ask

As a business leader who built a company from 2 to 2,200 employees with a business partner, and as a business coach who has work with many business partnerships for over a decade, I know what gets said between business partners and what is often left unsaid. Today’s post is about the questions business partners […]

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The Well of Grief

The Well of Grief

Those who will not slip beneath the still surface on the well of grief turning downward through its black water to the place we cannot breathe will never know the source from which we drink, the secret water, cold and clear, nor find in the darkness glimmering the small round coins thrown by those who […]

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Gandhi Wisdom

Gandhi Wisdom

Gandhi wisdom: Gandhi showed his wisdom in how he handled people that were difficult. This story is a great lesson for all who deal with difficult people.

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Value Ball

Don’t Drop the Values Ball

When reviewing values, we ask employees to provide a narrative of each of the values they’ve seen in action. Some companies have taken the best of these stories and published them for all the employees; they give a copy to new employees, too, so that they know what it looks like to put these values into behaviors.

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Emotional IQ and EQ Infographic

Emotional IQ Infographic

Your emotional IQ is determined by the level of your emotional intelligence. It’s a major factor in your personal and professional perceptions and interactions. Find out just how important it really is!

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Coaching in a Vacuum vs. Coaching with Context

Coaching in a Vacuum vs. Coaching with Context

Coaches should help you devise organizational strategies that fit your competencies, capabilities, and capacity. Further, coaches should help you assess and establish the roles and responsibilities of each team member as you seek to accomplish the strategy’s actions and objectives. Coaches can and should help you capture, communicate, and even shape your organization’s culture, too.

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Leadership

Leadership Lesson from an Off-Road Champion Driver

If you are the one driving the organization, limit the hairpin turns in strategy, vision, or mission. Your helmet may be screwed into the car, but your coworkers’ helmets aren’t. Don’t give them whiplash.

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success is never a solo act

Success Is Never a Solo Act

Success is never a solo act, except in the imaginations of narcissists. Recognize those that came before you and those who are with you now.

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Leadership Vision Test: How does your vision work?

Leadership Vision Test: How does your vision work?

Your eye translates signals via rods and cones to the optic nerve. In general, there are far more rods on the periphery of your retina and a much higher concentration of cones in the central fovea. Rods help us detect motion and see in the dark. Cones allow us to see color and have high-resolution […]

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