Coaching

This is What You Need to Begin Coaching Your Team Today

Yesterday’s post talked about the coaching mistakes that leaders can make and how to learn from them to improve their leadership.  The speed at which things are happening now is so fast, that it a challenge for leaders to stay on top of everything.  Sure it would be really simple to just tell your team what to do and then have them go do it.  However, that will prevent them from being able to learn how to lead, problem solve and…
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Are You Ready To Be a Coaching Leader?

In yesterday’s post I shared some of my story on how coaching helped me through a tough situation and impacted my style of leadership.  I know that not everyone has been lucky enough to work for someone who is a coaching leader.  I have definitely worked for some leaders who were very poor at leadership in general.  They had the title, but were poor examples of what a leader should be and certainly not someone that I wanted to follow.  To…
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How Can Having a Coach Help You?

Bill Gates once said, “Everyone needs a coach. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player.”  This applies in leadership as well.  Coaching can take you to the next level.  Why struggle with issues and challenges by yourself?  I didn’t hire my own coach until later in my career.  My coach helped me through a really tough time in my career and I owe her a big debt of gratitude.  She helped…
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Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary – 8/18/17

  Welcome to the Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary!      This week’s summary includes: Failing forward, how to help others deal with change, being a good learner to improve leadership, leading in uncertain times, best leaders are the best coaches, do you need to make a change on your team, helping your team connect with you, are you encouraging risk, approaches to having difficult conversations   Articles/Ted Talks/Quotes:   Did you ever fail forward? http://goo.gl/NdYbVs  via @MarcellaBremer Failing forward implies moving…
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Monday Morning Leadership Q&A – 8/14/17

Client Question:  “How do you know that it is time to make a change on your team that may result in someone leaving the organization? It depends on the type of situation you are facing.  If the person is doing something really blatant that warrants their termination, then it is easier.  Get HR involved and talk to them about what occurred and move forward with a course of action.  However, it is the other situations where they are doing just…
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Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary – 8/11/17

Welcome to the Fantastic Leadership Resource Summary!      This week’s summary includes: characteristics of a great leader, defining leadership, how to get noticed as a leader, why is being a leader so hard, thought leadership, leadership agility, starting a new career, did you aspire to be a leader, what type of impression do you want to leave, can you think positively   Articles/Ted Talks/Quotes:   10 impressive characteristics great leaders have by Tegan Jones Great leaders come in all shapes…
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Can You See Yourself as an Optimist?

Most people know about the Disney amusement parks and movies, but have you heard about how all of that started for Walt Disney? In this blog article by Bruce Jones on Leadership Lessons from Walt Disney: Choose Optimism he details some of the early situations that occurred. Reading through his story and how he handled what could have been seen as a failure is really a learning opportunity. Being able to take a difficult situation and shift your mindset to see it…
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Who Do You Want People to See?

​One of the first quotes I read in this article Words You Leave Behind by Scott Mabry was “Your Words Are a Self Portrait.” I thought that was a great way of thinking about the words that you use when you are talking to others. The words that you use have such an impact on other people and you need to think about that before speaking. Many of the things in this article made me think about the importance of…
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How Important is a Good Culture Fit at Work?

​When I first came out of college and started looking for my first job, it was pretty stressful.  I was trying to figure out if I could really get a job with the degree that I had, would it pay enough, and would I like it?   I needed experience and a friend helped me get in the door at a smaller company she was working at in downtown Chicago. My commute was really long and I learned a big lesson on the importance of working…
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Do You Have People Actually Following You?

​No, I am not talking about the followers on your social media accounts. I was reading this blog called Become the Leader Worth Following by Lollie Daskal. She highlights what a leader who is worth following demonstrates to their team. Here is a list of the eight ways that are identified in her article: Leads with ethics Leads by example Leads with fairness Leads with humility Brings out the best in others Kindles within others a desire to excel simply…
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