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5 Storytelling Tips Every Coach Should Know

Everyone loves a great story. For thousands of years, stories have taken people on emotional journeys, changed their patterns of thinking, and moved them to action. A powerful way to create greater impact in your practice is to harness the power of storytelling in your coaching.  The Power of Storytelling Sharing the right stories can: Overcome any predisposed notions and…

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Beat Inertia with this Simple Exercise

Happiness and meaning – the two things we all want more of in our lives. However, how much of happiness and meaning are we actually experiencing on a daily basis?…

What is the Golden Rule Fallacy?

A western principle called the “Golden Rule” states that you should treat others the way you would like to be treated. In the context of friendship, the Golden Rule serves…

Why Perception is the Catalyst for Change

Helping leaders change their behavior for the better can be challenging. What is even more difficult is changing others’ perceptions of a leader’s behavior. We found out why this is…

How to Boost Employee Engagement

Employee engagement returns to the agenda of HR departments and executives on a frequent basis. After all, happy and engaged employees are more productive. Organizations spend millions of dollars to measure the engagement level of their staff and develop programs to improve their scores, but oftentimes they face disappointment when…

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One Action to Make Change Happen

It’s not what you might think it is. It’s not deciding what to change, soliciting ideas or apologizing to people whom you wronged in the past. The most important action you can take to achieve lasting positive change is…follow-up! Why Follow-Up Matters It’s the number one difference-maker in the whole…

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The Question That Resolves Conflict

Conflict is an unfortunate and unavoidable part of our lives. While it has the potential to stimulate us to accomplish great things, it can also drag us off course, erode relationships, and keep us from becoming the kind of person we want to become. Our daily challenge is to decide…

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“I’ll Be Happy When ___________.”

How would you fill in the blank? There is no right or wrong answer. Everyone has their own unique goals in life. You might say, I’ll be happy when I get that promotion or when we move into a bigger house or when I get that bonus. We can all…

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Tired of Feedback? Try this Instead

Providing feedback is considered an essential skill for leaders, something that they are supposed to do on a daily basis. After all, employees need to know how they are doing to develop in the right direction. Likewise, executives would benefit from receiving and acting on feedback to achieve positive change…

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Six Questions to Ask Every Direct Report

After discussing the barriers to effective coaching at the executive level, we want to dive into six simple questions that every direct report should be asked throughout the year.  This process has worked consistently well for top performing executives and produced a measurable change in their effectiveness as leaders and…

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