One of my very favorite aspects of executive coaching is leader development and one of the best items that I can provide to leaders is what Fast Company magazine called in November of 2000 “The Q12”. The article referred to studies done by the Gallup Company which stated that stores w
I don’t want the readers to be misled by the terms in the title of today’s post. I am not speaking regarding the economic depression that many economists feared over the past two years. I refer to the depression that many hard-working, used- to- success types of individuals that have
Many people ask questions about how to respond better in specific situations, especially tense ones. Tips like this can be great, but only if they are based on more strategic change. For example, if a person wants to overcome a phobia of public speaking, there are several tips that ar
Coaches of sports teams are supposed to be tough disciplinarians. They should show the players the importance of sacrifice and hard work. But some of the coaches of the NFL are getting failing grades with the players and for their results due to their over the top harassing of players
Keep it simple and keep it basic. That seems to be the theme of a recent article in the Marriott School of Business’s quarterly magazine for Fall 2009. The article carries the title of The ABC’s of a Constructive Culture”. It is based on the insight from several professors, the princi
People who are familiar with the outdoors know about what are called the ten essentials. These are items that no one should leave behind when going out into the wilderness. Among those items are a map. Steve Covey’s works over the last few decades have referred to maps quite a bit. In
I read various business magazines and one of my recent reading brought me to two short articles in the October 12th copy of Fortune. Fortune has a couple of regular features that address the best companies to work for and how people got started in business. Yesterday’s reading had som
One of the best books that I have ever read about adaptability and focus during tough times is the book by Laurence Gonzalez entitled “Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why”. Gonzalez, who is the outdoor editor for National Geographic Adventure magazine, studied multiple surviva
Today is Friday. The end of the week. Some people see this day as the day to kick into coast and head into the weekend. And many times that is OK. But if it is what we do every Friday, we could be losing some ground that makes Monday even harder than it already is! Just a suggestion.
In the last blog post we discussed the principle of deliberate practice. I wanted to speak a bit more about that in the context of executive coaching. Marshall Goldsmith, rated one of the top coaches in the world by the Wall Street Journal, stated that one of the major problems regard
Karl is a certified ACE Coach. What this means to you is that many professionals that he has coached were willing to share their impressions of the experience. This is invaluable feedback for you when making a decision in which coach to choose.
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