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Category: Executive Coaching

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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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Thinking Fast

Thinking Fast, While Executing Slowly

Thinking Fast as an Entrepreneur Entrepreneurial leaders are open-minded, energetic, and always questioning. They ask: How can we do it better? Where should we go from here? What is preventing us from taking action, and how can it be overcome? Couldn’t we do this and that? These questions lead to millions of ideas, and entrepreneurial […]

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Jobs at risk for automation

47% of US Jobs at Risk for Automation

  Jobs at risk for automation An Oxford University study conducted by Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael A. Osborne suggests that 47 percent of US jobs are at high risk due to computerization; they could be replaced in the next decade or two. This study was based on a detailed study of 702 occupations, and […]

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The Eulogy Exercise

The Eulogy Exercise

We each live two lives. The first is the life we live before we realize that we only get to live one life. Then there is living that life.

We know we only have one life….and yet most of us still act as if we’ll get a chance for a do-over. We let ourselves get bogged down by minutia or trapped in routines, and don’t consider what we might be doing instead and how we want to be remembered.

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We shall not cease from exploration

We Shall Not Cease From Exploration – T.S. Elliot

We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. Through the unknown, remembered gate When the last of earth left to discover Is that which was the beginning; At the source of the longest river The […]

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“Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” ― Abraham Lincoln

Befriending Enemies: Is It Worth It?

In Team of Rivals, Doris Kearns Goodwin tells the story of how Abraham Lincoln invited and accepted three Cabinet members who had previously run against him in the 1860 Republican nomination: Attorney General Edward Bates, Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase, and Secretary of State William H. Seward. Lincoln’s gesture was both noble and […]

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Removing Weaknesses

Removing Weaknesses & Building Strengths

In the U.S., we tend to focus heavily on one or the other: deficits or strengths. A child art prodigy may spend her days in the learning center to become an average speller. A standout soccer player may spend so much time playing that sport and traveling to games that he loses his passion for the game and sports in general. We are a culture of excess, and sometimes that excess can take the joy out of a strength or make a weakness feel overwhelming.

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Ladder of Inference

Ladder of Inference

Organizational psychologist Chris Argyris, a Harvard professor, uses what he calls the “Ladder of Inference” to explain how we take actions based upon beliefs–and how our beliefs, in turn, lead us to select observational data.

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single wringable neck

The Single Wringable Neck

Chances are you won’t have to wring that neck either, since that person will know it is his responsibility to ensure the action is completed on time and well. If he encounters problems along the way, he will be more likely to address them immediately than wait until the reporting date. When its their neck on the line, people tend to take the right and necessary actions.

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When Death Comes – by Mary Oliver

When Death Comes – by Mary Oliver

When death comes like the hungry bear in autumn when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse to buy me, and snaps his purse shut; when death comes like the measle-pox; when death comes like an iceberg between the shoulder blades, I want to step through the door full of curiosity, […]

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