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Tired of Feedback? Try this Instead.

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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 themselves. However, most high-achievers tend to resist feedback, even if…

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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…

Three Reasons Why Executives Won’t Coach

A common complaint from direct reports is that their bosses do not provide sufficient coaching. There are valid reasons for this considering how expensive a leader’s time is and how…

It’s Time to Let Go of Self-Limiting Beliefs

“I’m a terrible listener. I’ve been told that for years. My colleagues at work and even my wife say it. I guess that’s just the way I am.” Way too…

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Yes, You Can and Should Measure Soft Skills

Every leader spends a great deal of time measuring and reviewing the key performance indicators (KPIs) for their area of responsibility. Naturally, we are keeping track of profits, sales, growth rates, and return on investments. Part of being an effective leader is identifying what really matters and setting up the…

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How to Master the Sales Side of Coaching

All coaches have one thing in common: they are extremely passionate about what they do. Their mission is to help their clients succeed, and they go to great lengths to achieve it. Once hired, most coaches do an outstanding job and see results; however, many struggle to get to the…

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Six Tips to Build Lasting Relationships

Everything is built on relationships: from business partnerships to life-long friendships. It’s no surprise that people who are great at relating to others tend to be more successful in life. We are all capable of showing interest in another person, in asking questions, and listening for the answers without interruption.…

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