3 Common Business Blocks and How to Move Beyond Them Today

In coaching clients this month, I’ve been reminded of many of the common blocks that come up for entrepreneurs as they grow their business. The good news is that to move beyond them simply takes a different perspective. I’m sharing three of the most common ones and a shift for you to consider if you’re […]

Coaching Skills for Peers: Extending Influence

Many people think of coaching solely as a management technique. Although coaching skills provide managers with the means to get business results while creating solid relationships, the value of coaching in other arenas is often overlooked. Utilizing coaching skills is also beneficial when cooperating and collaborating with others, developing influence within the organization, and getting […]

Coach your Employees to Success!

Coaching your employees is crucial to your success as a leader, enabling you to develop your employees, retain them and free up your time to focus on more strategic initiatives. You need to coach all of your employees, especially your stars. Learn how to start coaching your employees if you haven’t done it or how […]

The Benefits of Small Business Coaching

If you have recently started a small business, coaching might be one of the things you’ve been considering adding to your business plan. You may not think you need coaching, but the fact of the matter is that you do. We all do. Coaching prevents costly mistakes, and this is a very crucial thing especially […]

What we have here is a failure to communicate…

Business communication frequently fails. Learn some techniques to make sure that what you are saying is heard. While this is a quote from Cool Hand Luke (a very old movie!), it is very appropriate for people in today’s business world. Business communication fails to achieve its intended purpose at least 70% of the time! The […]

Coaching, Coaxing or Counselling – The Power of Executive Coaching

This professional article contrasts coaching, therapy and manager-led development, espouses some of the benefits of executive coaching, asks whether everyone is a candidate for coaching, explores various models used and the professional backgrounds of credible coaches. Three clients in the space of a week asked me if I’d seen the Harvard Business Review article by […]

Being the change you want to see–in the office.

Gandhi didn’t actually say, “Be the change you want to see in the world.” But the sentiment, whoever first expressed it, is a worthwhile one. It’s a more elegant way of saying that if you don’t like something, you should first look at what you, not someone else, is doing to change it. This can […]