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FORBES: Micromanaging? Here’s How (And Why) You Should Stop

As published in Forbes Micromanaging is one of the most damaging habits an executive can have. Teams get bogged down going through laborious procedures, and worse is the environment it generates: Groups that adapt to a micromanagement style are either quietly rebellious or hapless, unable to make any independent decisions. This leaves you, the leader, […]

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FORBES – Overcoming Fear: 10 Ways to Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

As published in Forbes You need to give a speech, but crowds terrify you. You know it’s time for a raise, but you don’t know how to work up the nerve to approach your boss. The work you’re doing now no longer satisfies, but finding something new is frightening. What if you don’t succeed? Fear […]

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FORBES – Leading in Relationships: The Subtle Work of Self-Mastery

As published in Forbes Several years ago I was asked to design a session that could build upon the skills of my peers: world-class speakers, senior facilitators, coaches, and business development professionals. The meeting would be held in New York, at the incredible Mohonk Mountain Retreat, and new colleagues from the Middle East and South […]

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FORBES: What Really Defines Leadership in Today’s World?

As published in Forbes. Lately, I have been thinking about what makes a leader in today’s world. Are we leaders simply because others report to us, or because we are responsible for an area of the business? Are we leaders because we have a future vision that no one else seems to be able to […]

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PODCAST INTERVIEW: More Time. More Profit.

MORE TIME. MORE PROFIT. Is important podcast series. Adam John and Grant Merriel have compiled a great line up of guests to assist entrepreneurs (and intrapreneurs) in becoming ever more effective. Here we talked about leadership and the Four Foundations of Exceptional Coaching.  

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FORBES: 15 Ways Your Firm Can Shift Its Culture To Truly Become Gender-Equal

As published in Forbes.   Gender inequality remains a serious problem for businesses. According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, in 2015, women earned approximately 80 cents for every dollar earned by men. Leadership positions remain unbalanced, too. Companies looking to embrace diversity gain competitive advantages, like access to a larger pool of skilled […]

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Seek to Serve: as published in Forbes

As published in Forbes Not all business is created equal. Especially if you’re starting out with your coaching practice, turning away clients may feel counterintuitive. However, as members of Forbes Coaches Council imply below, it’s the professional thing to do. In the long run, turning away clients who aren’t a fit for you is actually something that […]

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FORBES: Why Focusing On Your Teammate’s Success Is The New Performance Review

As published in Forbes Countless organizations today are striving to create a learning, feedback-rich coaching culture. Having personally taught coaching to (and mentor-coached) hundreds of senior leaders in organizations like American Express, General Electric, salesforce.com, St. Jude Medical, and the Mayo Clinic, I know firsthand the significant investment companies are making. Recently, General Electric announced it […]

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FORBES: The Four Foundations of Exceptional Coaching

As published in Forbes   Many professionals believe they understand coaching well. However, when I teach coaching to leaders and put them into their first conversation, I inevitably find the coach giving advice to the person they are supposed to be coaching. It would seem our desire to help can be our own coaching Achilles […]

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FORBES: Is Your Leadership Brave Enough to Have the Conversation You Don’t Want to Have?

As published in Forbes   Conversations are not important to leadership. They are leadership. Whether one-to-one or one-to-many, conversation is the leader’s primary tool. With so much taking place within any interaction, it is often difficult even for seasoned leaders to process all that occurs. Frequently, we realize we have not addressed the real issue […]

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