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Executive Coaching

The Magnification Effect: Minimizing Your Hidden Cost as an Executive or Manager

Edward Muzio | Posted 07.11.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

This amusing (or depressing) anecdote is more than just a reminder to proofread your emails. It's a case study in the magnification effect of senior leadership.

Our Values Show the Way

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 07.10.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

The choice between saving lives and preserving our own careers may be clear enough. However, in many cases, the gap between competing values may not be as wide.

Leadership Is a Contact Sport!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

My career as an executive coach began many years ago with a phone call from the CEO of a Fortune 100 company. I had just given a leadership clinic to ...

Business. Kindness. Life.

Susan Kerr | Posted 06.20.2014 | Women
Susan Kerr

We get to choose our stories and craft them in ways of not only glass half full, but what are we going to do with all that liquid? All that life? All those oceans? We can't always change the beginning of our story, but we can always change the end.

How Businesswomen Can Learn to Speak Like Pros

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

If someone in the boardroom asks your opinion, don't say "I think we should." Say "we should." There is no reason to qualify your opinion.

Why Organizations Thrive With Feminine Leadership

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 06.06.2014 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

With the imminent arrival of the talent war, where companies will compete for the best of the best, it's an exciting time for women to make an impact as leaders in all career fields. So why do organizations thrive with women at the helm?

One Simple and Critical Key to Better, More Successful Days

Karen Elizaga | Posted 06.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Elizaga

Imagine the effect of your (un)happiness on your focus, patience, motivation, engagement and general outlook. The unhappiness doesn't do much for your productivity. Here are some basic tips to enhance your happiness so that you improve your chances of success...

52 Leadership Strengths You Need to Know

David Peck | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
David Peck

Every time I start coaching someone, I interview 8-12 of their colleagues to gain good perspective on their real-world strengths and development areas. Over the last 10 years, I've collected thousands, and recently analyzed them to look for common themes.

Not Confident Enough? Reprogram Your Confidence Level

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 05.20.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

If you feel that you could be more confident, there's good news: you can make a choice to boost your level of confidence. In my last post, we discussed that having a certain degree of confidence can be one of several important factors in women's success.

Confidence Matters, But How Much Do You Need?

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 07.13.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

How important is confidence to women's career advancement? There has been growing interest in the media about how confidence may affect women's profes...

Are You Your Own Toughest Critic? You're Not Alone

Karen Elizaga | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Karen Elizaga

I have been overwhelmed by the responses that I received on my last blog post. So many people identified with the same struggles around negativity and...

Being a Jerk Isn't Sustainable Leadership

David Peck | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
David Peck

If you want to be a lasting leader, you need to get good at both the "what" and the "how." The "what" -- the results -- are the minimum stakes of le...

If Hillary Asked You...

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

When you reach that intersection in your life where you need to make a major career choice, trust your heart, which is what I would tell Hillary to do...if she asked.

Who Do You Think You Are?

Anna Barber | Posted 05.27.2014 | Small Business
Anna Barber

Women tend to struggle more with "who do you think you are" -- downplaying their accomplishments or painting a smaller vision of who they are in the world -- than men do. How people see you has a lot to do with the story you tell them about yourself.

A Weekend With Marshall Goldsmith

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Goldsmith taught us to help more, judge less and encouraged us to always breathe and think before we open our mouths to speak. Is what you are saying really worth it?

The Heart of Mindfulness

Marina Illich, Ph.D. | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Marina Illich, Ph.D.

I also see a worrisome trend afoot. Increasingly, mindfulness is being equated with stress reduction or learning how to center under pressure to enhance performance. This is cause for alarm. The intention of mindfulness is not to make us more "chill" with the insanities and inanities of our post-modern lives.

Giving Effective Feedback Means Knowing When Not to Give It

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Deborah Grayson Riegel

If your goal is to eat someone's dignity for lunch, you probably need to rethink your feedback strategy.

How to Use Personal 'Airbags' to Create Space in Daily Life

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Gelmi

Metaphorically speaking, our packed days and weeks are like avalanches, rolling over our heads and burying us underneath them. As in a real avalanche, the key lays in creating space. Space between the things, between the events.

Mindful Listening to Enhance Leadership Performance

Aldo Civico | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Aldo Civico

Mindful and empathic listening can be learned. To master these skills one can take advantage of every day interactions. As my experience with paramilitary commander Mauricio shows, focus, awareness and presence quite your mind when one is hostage of negative emotions.

The Qualities of an Effective Mindfulness Coach

Daniel Goleman | Posted 03.29.2014 | Business
Daniel Goleman

The central question right now for both long-time mindfulness practitioners and individuals and organizations looking for mindfulness training is: Wha...

How to Tell Your Boss He's Wrong

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 02.13.2014 | Business
Deborah Grayson Riegel

Whether you have an inkling or a pounding sensation that the boss is wrong, here are six strategies to help you win your boss' respect without losing your job

Executive Hiring: The Value of the Three Types of Focus

Daniel Goleman | Posted 02.10.2014 | Business
Daniel Goleman

With Steve Ballmer's imminent departure, the question is: What should they look for in Microsoft's next CEO? Here are my thoughts, in terms of the three kinds of focus.

Wow. Ouch. Thanks: How to Hear Feedback Without Fighting It

Deborah Grayson Riegel | Posted 12.10.2013 | Business
Deborah Grayson Riegel

In three crisp and direct sentences, my tween daughter gave me a piece of critical feedback (yes, meant both ways) about my behavior towards her, and a subtle warning about the potential impact of my behavior on my business. It was short but not sweet.

Dispelling Notions About What it Takes for Women to Achieve and Thrive

Jane Shure | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Jane Shure

I couldn't help but think about how these subtle yet ubiquitous messages are similar to the very thing that got Spar to think that achieving would be effortless.

Ugly Customers

Gregory P. Demetriou | Posted 11.26.2013 | Small Business
Gregory P. Demetriou

You know the ones--you can never please them, something is always wrong, you haven't followed their instructions to the letter. You forgot to cross a "t" or dot the "i." You dread their phone calls and e-mails. Your staff cringes when they have to interact with them. The air gets sucked out of the room when they are around. Not a good situation, and you know it.