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Executive Coaching

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.

What Your Momma Bear (Coach) Is NOT Going to Tell You About Becoming a Coach

Sarah Liddle | Posted 06.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Sarah Liddle

Let's clear the air before we begin. I love coaching. This blog isn't to belittle or take the spark out of coaching. The purpose of this article is to...

5 Steps to Becoming the Leader Others Want to Be Around

Dr. Deana Murphy | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Dr. Deana Murphy

When you demonstrate a high involvement in the future of your team and consistently exhibit their value to the organization, you will become the go-to leader others want to be around.

14 Ways You're Blocking Your Own Success

Tara Newman | Posted 06.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Tara Newman

Until I realized what was blocking me was ME and man, that really pissed me off. I look back on the younger, rule following, terrified version of me with regret. Why couldn't you just get out of your own way, follow less rules, be a little braver? So here are 14 things I would tell my younger, less confident self.

5 Ways To Engineer Your Own Transformation

Tim Peek | Posted 06.02.2015 | Fifty
Tim Peek

By midlife, most of us are experts at 'going through' things -- going through divorce, going through layoffs, going through child rearing, illness, accidents or whatever life has thrown our way. Life has had its way with us; we've survived, but not necessarily thrived.

Want to Do Big Things? Make Yourself Small

Dov Seidman | Posted 05.28.2015 | Business
Dov Seidman

It's a question I've been asking myself for years now and one I try to ask the CEOs, business owners and managers I come into contact with. (Notice I didn't say leaders I come in contact with. A title doesn't automatically confer leadership. Too often, it's a quality we take for granted, assuming that authority comes with a position.)

Firing Is Your Heaviest Burden As a Leader. Here's How to Handle it Gracefully.

Mike Harden | Posted 05.22.2015 | Business
Mike Harden

Letting an employee go, no matter what the reason, is never an enjoyable task. The truth is - and leaders should never say this to someone who is losing his or her job - that it's tough on the boss. This is one of the heaviest burdens a leader has to shoulder.