Category Archive: Coaching

How to Not Do Anything Stupid with Your New Team

A young manager with a new team is like an ant pushing an elephant. It’s smart to be concerned. My friend Stan Endicott tells managers who ask for advice, “Don’t do anything stupid.”… Continue reading

Why Stephen King Felt Ashamed

Miss Hisler summoned Stephen King to the principal’s office because he had written and sold a horror story to his classmates. He earned over nine dollars in one day. Each copy went for… Continue reading

Four Essentials For Developing Your Leadership

Thanks to John Parker Stewart and Daniel Steward for this guest post. The great hotel founder, J. Willard Marriott, once said, “You can’t improve 1000% in one thing, but you can improve 1%… Continue reading

The One thing I Would Say to Every Coaching Client I Have Ever Had

A friend asked me a question that infected my brain like a splinter. It was a ridiculous question that I thought myself smart enough to answer. So I did. “When you think of… Continue reading

Wellbeing at Work: How to Transform the Worst Part of the Day

“Spending time with their manager is the worst part of the day for employees, according to an approach called National Time Accounting that asks people detailed questions about their time use throughout the… Continue reading

5 Reasons You Should Stop Having One-on-Ones Immediately

Learn how to do one-on-ones well or find a career where you can work alone. Strong relationships fuel great results. 5 reasons to stop having one-on-ones: #1. Don’t have one-on-ones if you’re a… Continue reading