Tag Archive: Coaching

The First Secret of Developing a Leader

It hit me on the way home that I said the wrong thing. I stood and embraced Jack when he walked into the coffee shop where I was meeting with a young leader.… Continue reading

Pat on the Back or Kick in the Pants

Some people respond well to a pat on the back, others to a kick in the pants. Mary practically ignores, “The way you handled Bob’s objection was beautiful.” But, she lights up and leans… Continue reading

The Surprising Secret to Finding Mentors

The dark side of leadership is worse when you feel alone. Leaders face frustration, disappointment, confusion, doubt, stress, fear, and more. Hopelessness defeats leaders unless they replenish strength and find direction. Hope is… Continue reading

Exposing god-like Advisers

There’s a long line of individuals who tell you how to lead. Nearly all do the same thing. They tell you how they would do it. But, they aren’t you. Arrogant advisers believe they are gods… Continue reading

10 Steps on the Winner’s Journey

Image source by Peter Griffin #1.  Describe wins simply; one word if possible. #2.  Move from simplicity to clarity. Explain what you don’t want. Tap your frustrations for guidance. Everyone knows what they… Continue reading

Today’s Essential Management Skill

Managing is more than processes and procedures; it’s people. Successful managers bring out the best in others. “Management and leadership are about coaching around performance.” John Baldoni My conversation with author, speaker, and… Continue reading