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@theworkplcoach

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It’s official – The Workplace Coach is on Twitter! Our Coaches will be tweeting out a weekly message, tip or question regarding executive/leadership development, career management and related topics. Feel free to join us @theworkplcoach… Read More

CEO Essentials: Leadership Survey

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The Workplace Coach is working hard to improve the way companies develop their leaders in this rapidly evolving marketplace. To that end, we would like your help in completing a 5 minute survey that will guide us in developing a program specifically for executives which will assist them in building their “bench strength” and equipping today’s leaders and the next generation of leaders with the tools necessary for success. Please ask your CEO, COO, CFO,… Read More

Preparing for a Midlife Career Change

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Donna and I prepared the following notes for Katherine Dorsett of CNN.com on Friday, January 21, 2010 and I thought some of you might find them helpful… 1. It’s no secret that many Americans are not happy with their current careers. What are some of the first steps a person should take when deciding to change career paths? Please describe in detail. With almost 10% un-employment and another 84% discontent and actively seeking a new… Read More

The Leader Who Had No Title

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The Leader Who Had No Title: A Modern Fable On Real Success In Business and In Life by Robin Sharma Recently Booth Kammann, CEO of Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians recommended this book to me.  She is using it to build leadership ownership up/down and across the new organization which was created by a merger of Knoxville, Chattanooga and Johnson City Councils in Tennessee. Personally, I found the book a GREAT read (and… Read More

Follow the Leader

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With a little help from Freelance Writer Jennifer Thornton (jennthornton@gmail.com), TR (Tuxedo Road Atlanta’s Magazine for Men – http://www.tuxedord.com/) goes one-on-one with Steve Jamison, long-time collaborator of the legendary John Wooden, for a look into the leadership secrets of America’s most beloved coach. Then Wooden’s “Pyramid of Success” is interpreted by Atlanta’s own (and yours truly) Mickey Parsons, master certified coach and founder of The Workplace Coach. Read “Follow The Leader” John Wooden Article… Read More

The Boom of Business Coaching

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According to a recent article by Michelle V. Rafter at Workforce Management (http://www.workforce.com), companies are investing in coaching in an effort to develop a new generation of leaders to replace retiring baby boomers. If your company is working to make poor managers better, okay managers good and good ones great, check out this article… The Boom in Business Coaching… Read More

Manager-Employee Conflict

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Conflict in the workplace is inevitable. However, conflict or on-going friction between managers and their direct reports can be especially frustrating, not to mention career-limiting! Typically conflict occurs when there is an incompatibility in regards to work or communication styles, personal values or job performance expectations. Regardless, manager-employee conflict is uncomfortable, unproductive and takes energy away from what is important. When conflict continues unchecked it puts both parties in the limelight – but for the… Read More