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Positive Psychology Coaching – EAP’s Next Wave?

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Coaching continues to grow in businesses across the globe and counselors who work with corporations and their employees are embracing (and providing) coaching services as never before. According to our recent survey, EAP counselors who provide coaching say that the services have a positive effect in their client companies by improving the way they mentor, develop future leaders, manage and embrace their creativity for more innovative problem solving.  Additionally, 83% of surveyed EA professionals now… Read More

How To Design Extraordinary Team Performance

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*Check out The Gabriel Institute’s re-post of this article at http://teamability.blogspot.com/2014/04/how-to-design-extraordinary-team_21.html In his 2005 book entitled “Winning,” Jack Welch says that even at his best, he only hired right about 80% of the time. Personally, I think for most of us it is more like 50/50: a simple toss of the coin, despite our best efforts. As a student of human behavior and someone who has been managing people for almost 25 years, I consider… Read More

Managing Business Partnerships

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Partnerships are often essential for launching and growing businesses, but like personal relationships, they do not always last forever and have the potential for blowing up and resulting in disaster for those who aren’t prepared. Below are a few thoughts on things to look out for and what to do when your partner(s) isn’t holding up their end of the arrangement… 1.    Values Partners with differing values or personalities probably cause more “break-ups” than any… Read More

Create Your Career-Map© for Free

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If you’re like me, you want to make the most of your life. You have a lot you want to accomplish including, perhaps, exceeding your own expectations. But, how do you reach these goals? For many of us, it’s hard enough to complete the tasks on our daily to-do lists, much less find the time to fulfill our dreams of building a successful career or thriving business while enjoying a healthy and rewarding personal life.… Read More

How To Think (& Behave) Like a Leader

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If you’re a fan of Dan Rockwell (“The Leadership Freak”) then you already know that Leaders fail when they don’t think and behave like trailblazers should. And, when leaders think like individual contributors they demoralize their teams while devaluing and undermining their leadership. So, perhaps you’re asking yourself “how can I become a more confident and effective leader, someone that people want to follow?” The answer is simple, but not easy: change how you think… Read More

Coaching On the Rise for C-Suite Executives

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I just reviewed Stanford’s Executive Coaching Survey results and wanted to share — I think as leaders, coaches and mentors, you will find it very interesting! The summation below is taken directly from their website, which is listed at the end of this post. More than 200 CEOs, board directors, and senior executives of North American public and private companies were polled in the 2013 Executive Coaching Survey that Stanford University and The Miles Group… Read More

Leadership Quotes that Inspire Leadership Excellence

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Below are five leadership quotes that have inspired me over the years. My hope is that these powerful words will serve you as they have me, to guide and challenge us to be our best selves, while growing to become the most authentic, purposeful leader possible. Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. —Jack Welch As one of the most… Read More