Coaches are a unique part of work and life. They provide guidance without pulling. They explore opportunities without pushing. They resolve issues without instructing. It’s really quite a remarkable gift to be a good coach. I’ve been a coach for just over 4 weeks now and I can tell you that it’s not easy. Some […]Read more "Managers Manage and Leaders Lead, but Coaches Do It All"
Coach: “You’ve worked so hard and shown great potential. You’ve earned it.” Cheerleader: “You can do this!” Teammate: “I’ve got your back.” Great words of encouragement from three different people: a coach, a cheerleader, and a teammate. Each one of these phrases hits our emotions in three very different ways. A sense of accomplishment – […]Read more "The Most Beloved Leaders Do These Three Things"
Most of us think we are pretty good listeners. Some of us know we have some work to do in that area. While a few of us actually are really good listeners. But what does it mean to be a good listener? Does it mean being an active listener? You know, remaining silent while the […]Read more "So You Think You’re a Good Listener"
7:00am. Get up. Get showered. Get breakfast. Get coffee. Yes, all the coffee. 8:00am. Commute. Ugh. 9:00am. Hello, old friend. (My workspace…at the office.) 9:02am. This is kinda weird. Everyone is so quiet. Tina and Yvette aren’t hugging and chatting. Carols and Frank aren’t sharing weekend stories. I thought people would be happy to finally […]Read more "Focus on People, Not Productivity"
Your desk is a mess. Your closet’s a mess. Heck, your life might even be a mess. But it doesn’t have to be that way. All you need is a little nudge (and a plan) to get you moving in the direction you want to go. Today you continue your journey to improve your Personal […]Read more "Your Personal Effectiveness Program (Part 2-GTD)"
How’s it going? Tired of being held hostage in your own home? I mean, working remotely? Fun, isn’t it? No. It’s not, but it’s what we have to do right now. So, let’s think about making the best of our situation. Let’s look at some ways you can become a little more effective in your […]Read more "Your Personal Effectiveness Program (Part 1 – Be On Time)"
Me: Seriously? Again? Better Me: Yes. You have to talk with them again. Me: Why? Better Me: Because. You’re the boss. Me: But I’m really busy. Can’t you see that? I’m freakin’ drowning over here! Better Me: Do you really want to have that conversation now? Me: Fine. I’ll start the call. You are really […]Read more "Who Knew Remote Managing Was So Complex?"