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Executive Coaching

Setting the Culture Is Not Enough, You Have to Make It Go Viral (2.6)

Fred Kofman | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

If the standards you defined are to become social norms, you have to demand that your team members distribute them.

Rewards and Risks of Leading an Effective Culture (2.5)

Fred Kofman | Posted 08.26.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

Your employees are hypersensitive to your behavior, and to that of every leader in the organization. They will keenly notice what you spend time on (and what you don't), what you ask (and what you don't), who you talk to (and who you don't).

3 Secrets to Your Slight Edge: How to Be in the Top Five Percent

Laura Berger | Posted 08.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Laura Berger

So identify three actions that take no more than ten minutes a day and that, if you looked back in a year after doing them every day, might add up to huge gains. Then incorporate just one of these actions into your daily routine per week for the next three weeks so that you build up gradually rather than shocking yourself into doing them

Culture: Key to Organizational Success (2.4)

Fred Kofman | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

The energy of this cultural field comes from our deepest needs and aspirations: to survive, to belong, to achieve, to grow and to find meaning in our lives. We can only satisfy these needs in a community, and there's no community without culture.

The Ladder of Inference (4.5)

Fred Kofman | Posted 08.19.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

Our beliefs condition how we select data from reality, and can lead us to ignore "inconvenient" facts altogether. Soon we are using self-sealing reasoning, closing ourselves up to any challenge and adopting the arrogant attitude of the knower.

Stopping the Should've, Could've, Would've

Thuy Sindell | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Thuy Sindell

How do you stop the "should" conversation and move it to one of commitment and change?

Is There Too Much on Your Plate? (3.6)

Fred Kofman | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

Who put all that "stuff" on your plate? From a victim's perspective, whoever asked you to do it. From a player's perspective, whoever accepted to do it; that is, you!

Integrity Is Not Enough (3.5)

Fred Kofman | Posted 08.05.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

In the previous post, I defined integrity as acting in alignment with your values. Some values are evil, and integrity with them leads to evil behavior. Some values are good, and integrity with them will lead to good behavior. So what defines whether some values are good or evil?

How to Become Your Own Hero (3.4)

Fred Kofman | Posted 08.03.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

You cannot control the world. You cannot control other people. Sometimes it seems as though you can't even control yourself! That is why it is so tempting to feel like a victim when something goes wrong.

How to Succeed Beyond Your Wildest Dreams (3.3)

Fred Kofman | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

Every action has two purposes: You act in order to move toward a desired result, and you act in order to express your values.

How Successful Executives Manage Worry

David Peck | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
David Peck

Worry is a killer--over time it harms our health and emotional well-being. It doesn't solve problems, nor does it make us better, faster, or more effective. Yet studies have shown our capacity to worry evolved in tandem with our intelligence.

Leaders Turn Anxiety Into Confidence (2.5)

Fred Kofman | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

How do you turn anxiety into confidence for yourselves and your teams?

Lose the Drama, Take the Coaching

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 07.21.2015 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

We want to improve, but our ego makes it difficult to accept honest accurate critique. Solicit and accept as much expert feedback as you can get. Expert advice has been a catalyst in my career, but only when I had the good sense to put my ego aside and listen.

Trump's Biggest Leadership Idea Is Not What You Think

David Peck | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
David Peck

Authentic leaders put what they believe to be true at the top of their list, and then adapt those ideas to the absorption styles and rates of others. Less authentic leaders put agendas first, and then attempt to spin their messages into webs of influence. Not so compelling.

Do You Know the Secret Sauce for Growth?

Elliot Begoun | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Elliot Begoun

Do you want to know the secret sauce that guarantees growth? Well me too, but frankly, I am not sure if one truly exists. Yet if it is growth that you are seeking, be it for your business or yourself, there are five things you need to define in order to ensure that you take the right steps.

Just Let Me Do My Job (2.2)

Fred Kofman | Posted 07.15.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

This is the hardest problem any organization has to solve: How to optimize the system -- which requires people to sub-optimize their subsystems -- while incentivizing these same people to optimize the subsystems, which requires them to sub-optimize the system.

Inner Fabric of Leadership

Dr. Antonio Pérez | Posted 07.14.2015 | Education
Dr. Antonio Pérez

Leadership is directional - leaders lead somewhere! And to lead somewhere, you need to be going somewhere. Put simply, to lead anyone anywhere we must first know where we're going, and why we're going there.

Your Job is Not Your Job (2.1)

Fred Kofman | Posted 07.13.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

Bet you a nickel that when you finish this post you'll want to revise your Linkedin profile.

Is Too Much Professionalism Harming Your Career?

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

My clients often fear that if they show their true selves at work and reveal to their peers the fun sides of their personalities, they won't be taken seriously. If your professionalism makes you feel stymied, then you've probably taken it a bit too far.

A More Conscious Way to Do Business

Fred Kofman | Posted 07.10.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

Conscious business is not a theory -- it is a way to work and live. With each module of the program I will add examples of coaching sessions where I help clients find more conscious ways to deal with their problems.

How to Turn a Defect Into a Treasure

Fred Kofman | Posted 07.08.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

Our attention is normally drawn to that which we can see (the effects), which in turn obscures the importance of what remains hidden (the causes). We focus on results (the having) and forget the process (the doing) necessary to achieve those results. We are even less aware of the platform (the being) that underlies the processes and provides the necessary capabilities.

3 Steps to Stop Letting Yourself off the Hook

David Peck | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business
David Peck

If you tend to let yourself off the hook on certain things you know you need to do, you're in great company. Selective avoidance is a time-honored trait of the most successful people.

Combine the Personal, Interpersonal, and Impersonal for Better Business Results (Success in 3D)

Fred Kofman | Posted 07.06.2015 | Business
Fred Kofman

You can see professional life in three dimensions: the impersonal task, or "It," the interpersonal relationship; or "We," and the self-awareness; or "I." Each one of these dimensions can be an aspect of the gap the we discussed in the previous post.

Physical Leadership 101: Yah, You're Larger Than Life

David Peck | Posted 06.24.2015 | Business
David Peck

Physicality -- posture, facial expressions, body language, and movement style -- streams big data about what we think and feel. For leaders, that data is received by many, magnifying its impact.

6 Steps to Ending the Copy Cat in Business

Asha Ramakrishna | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Asha Ramakrishna

The unoriginal, uninspired, and lacking of confidence in the phenomenon of a person who steals your ideas, words, and work is an eye roll to every business owner.