I heard the frustration in his voice. “I keep driving & pushing the team to move ahead, telling everybody what to do”. It’s like he was doing all the heavy lifting. “Why isn’t the project done? You said it would be complete by now?” I reflected to my client that his approach felt like HE was pushing his team towards their goals and the finish line (which is responsible) AND it sounded heavy, with a lot of hard work, convincing and force. He agreed and said “It’s like pushing
Did you achieve you goals for the first quarter of 2019? Yes? Congratulations! NO? Chances are, you are not alone. Read on for some tips to achieving them. First, I hope you are setting goals that are a stretch, audacious and require you to perform at uncomfortable levels in order to achieve them. If so, then hats off to you! You are on the right path. So, you set some stretch goals and usually after the excitements dies down, all the obstacles of why it can’t be done start t
At a wedding I attended recently, the bride and groom announced before family and friends that they promise to……. This is different from most weddings I have attended where the priest states the vows and the bride & groom say, “I do.” Hearing the couple state their own intentions made their commitment seem certain to be actualized. This reminded me of the accountability study done by the American Society of Training and Development, where they discovered that the likelih
I got stopped. Perfectionism, procrastination, and not knowing how cost me a year of developing my business. Certain things I needed to do felt heavy, complicated, and difficult. That’s because I made them feel that way. You see, I had a thought where I told myself “I’m not a good writer”. That one simple thought has stopped me from starting many things in my professional and personal life. From my website content, to my bio for coaching sites, to articles on LinkedIn, and ev
Another observation I made at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show is the vital importance of collaboration & partnership. There were thousands of companies with genius ideas & most of them needed to join forces with others to turn those ideas into reality. It was here that I saw how Gallup’s strengths coaching & team building workshops could support these organizations. The Gallup CliftonStrengths assessment tells you what your natural ways of thinking, feeling & behaving are.
I had the opportunity to visit the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show for a short day & half. I noticed hundreds of gadgets & software that sense & gather information to determine the current situation - products like cars that see 360 degrees, robots that sense people so that they don’t bump into them & clothing that can sense all your human vitals. This reminded me of what we do in coaching. As a leadership coach, a crucial piece of partnering with individuals to support them i