How to be a Leader in the Workplace

February 14, 2012

Leaders Must Communicate The key is communication. Many leaders don’t realize how much they have to communicate so I have 3 key skills which I teach. The art of asking powerful questions, the skill of curiosity and the skill of listening. You can talk to any co-active coach and learn about those more deeply but it’s learning how to listen…

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The Joy of Conversation (Even at Work)

October 20, 2010

Conversation can be the most sublime of human experiences. This comes from the German poet Goethe.  Many would agree.  To have a real conversation is a great joy. So how do you do it in your day to day interactions? And more particularly how do you do it at work? It being a “have a real conversation” (not the “it”,…

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How Do You Show Up for No-Show Clients?

June 20, 2009

I have had a number of no show coaching clients in June.  I could take it personally (and admittedly in the moment when it happens, I feel a certain disrespect).  But I know better.  It is not about me and my coaching.  It does, however, impact my coaching relationships and it certainly affects my business (though not in the dollars…

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Difficult Conversations for Business Owners

April 24, 2009

You have made a decision to let a longstanding employee go because she no longer adds value to your company; your number one supplier is slipping badly and if they don’t improve, you are going to contract with another supplier; you need to tell your wife you are going on a week long golf trip with your buddies (and you neglected…

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