Category Archive: Coaching

Picking Scabs and Popping Zits

Mom told me not to pick at scabs and pop zits. “You’ll get scars.” The opposite is true in organizations. The things you don’t say, but should, cause scars.   7 things you… Continue reading

5 Ways to be a Leader Who Turns Heads

  It’s an ego boost to sit in the power chair and see heads turn in your direction. You enjoy it. You come to expect it. The beginning of the leadership journey is… Continue reading

How to Elevate Your Leadership in Surprising Ways

I saw a breathtaking thing of beauty in an executive coaching session. I asked a client, I’ll call him Carl, to take a courageous step and he did. His courage and humility were… Continue reading

The Anatomy of Performance Enhancing Coaching Conversations

Don’t wait for poor performance to discuss high performance. Make ‘getting better’ normal by scheduling bi-monthly coaching conversations.  The anatomy of performance enhancing coaching conversation: (Consider this list a loose structure for a coaching conversation.)… Continue reading

Solution Saturday: I’m a Male Leader with an All Female Team

Hi Dan, Love your blog, it’s my regular go-to! I am the male CEO of an organization that has no other male staff. I find increasingly that staff and board members are going… Continue reading

5 Coaching Tips for Internal Coaches From Internal Coaches

I asked a team of internal coaches, “What advice would you give aspiring coaches?” These are people who navigate traditional job responsibilities and coach employees as well. I’ve been working with some of… Continue reading