Ever notice how some words have a crazy amount of power? Like these:
Even when the result isn't so dramatic, our words shape our reality.
I once heard a group of friends clapping and laughing with excitement...
When talking about how to make real change on any given team, I often hear leaders lament, “But so-and-so just isn’t coachable!”
It's frustrating to encounter resistance while trying to improve things. But I fear that...
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As you've probably noticed, I've been up to my elbows in re-designing and launching my Coaching for Excellence course.
If you supervise, manage or influence others, this course is...
Achieving real equity and creating an inclusive environment that embraces diversity takes sincere commitment and on-going care. It’s not achieved from time spent in a class; it’s only possible when we pay real attention to how we...
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I was at a conference a few years back and was getting ready to give a presentation.
I was in the bathroom, calming my nerves and making sure I didn't have left-over lunch in my teeth....
No one wants to have that hard conversation about poor performance!
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There were five of them.
Teenagers, between 13 and 16, I suppose, at a table next to me in a cafe.
I heard periodic chuckles, and now and then one would reach...
When I was in my first year of college I had a paper to write. I’ll never forget it.
I had waited until just one day before it was due to get started.
Back in high school the papers didn’t feel challenging, so I figured I...
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Last Sunday I was at a dinner party when the subject of “the week ahead” came up.
“I have to do my annual performance reviews,” lamented a friend. “I barely know...