The Dark Side of Adding Too Much Value

Top executives are intelligent, successful people. However, being smart comes with its own set of challenges. The more we achieve, the more we want to “be right” all the time. No matter if an issue is important, trivial, or even not worth the effort, we want to voice our opinion and come out on top.…

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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 often, we hear otherwise brilliant leaders make counterproductive, self-limiting comments about themselves. You have undoubtedly heard them too. Maybe you have used one of the…

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Yes, You Can and Should Measure Soft Skills

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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 right systems to measure it.…

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How to Master the Sales Side of Coaching

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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 next contract. Why? They loathe…

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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. However, many of us use…

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Achieve Your New Year’s Resolutions This Year

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With the upcoming start of a new year, this is an exciting and hopeful time to set resolutions. It’s when we feel motivated to change. We set out to get in shape, to be a better leader, a kinder human being. We tell ourselves, “Now is the time to make it happen!” However, after a…

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