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Why You Need To Hire A Coach In 2015

Why You Need To Hire A Coach In 2015

Do you have a coach?  If not, you could be limiting your career success. That’s because coaches help you identify and focus on what’s important, which accelerates your success. According to coaches.com, good coaches:

What You Miss When You Take Notes on Your Laptop

What You Miss When You Take Notes on Your Laptop

Few people bring a pen and notebook to meetings anymore. Instead of taking notes by hand, more and more of us take them on a laptop or tablet. This change makes sense: Digital devices just seem more convenient, plus they let you multitask during the meeting. But research has found that there are real benefits to taking notes by hand.

Why Curious People Are Destined for the C-Suite

Why Curious People Are Destined for the C-Suite

When asked recently to name the one attribute CEOs will need most to succeed in the turbulent times ahead, Michael Dell, the chief executive of Dell, Inc., replied, “I would place my bet on curiosity.”

What makes a great coach?

What makes a great coach?

There is a saying “Great coaches don’t seek to be Heroes, but make heroes”. My understanding of a great coach and something that I keep aspiring to be- through practice is as under. This is my "Go To" Checklist.

Why Compassion Is a Better Managerial Tactic than Toughness

Why Compassion Is a Better Managerial Tactic than Toughness

It can be frustrating when an employee is not performing well or makes a mistake. But instead of expressing your stress and anger and reprimanding the person, a better approach is to show compassion and curiosity. Suspending judgment, taking time to understand what happened, and coaching the employee for the future will build loyalty and trust, which can then turn around performance.

When You Have to Coach Remotely

Coaching isn’t easy, but it’s especially difficult when you’re coaching a remote employee. When people share an office, they have more context with which to interpret each other’s actions. Without that, it’s harder to help someone understand how her successes and failures fit into the larger whole. In addition, coaching requires trust, which is harder to build over phone calls and video conferences. To make coaching a remote employee easier:

When to change how you lead

It’s fashionable to say we live in fast-changing times. Does that mean leadership itself must change?

When an Employee Quits and You Didn’t See It Coming

When an Employee Quits and You Didn’t See It Coming

When an employee quits unexpectedly, managers face a big operational challenge: How are you going to cover his responsibilities without overburdening the rest of the team? 

When you’re the boss, questions are better than orders

Questions are an especially great management tool when I think someone isn’t doing what I would hope they would, or when I think something isn’t going in the direction I want it to go.

Why Generation X Has the Leaders We Need Now

William Strauss and Neil Howe, coauthors of Generations, posit that each generation makes a unique bequest to those that follow and generally seeks to correct the excesses of the previous generation. They argue that the Boomer excess is ideology and that the Generation X reaction to that excess involves an emphasis on pragmatism and effectiveness.

What to Do After a Bad Performance Review

It can be hard to recover from a less-than-stellar performance review, especially one that you didn’t see coming. You might feel angry, embarrassed, and confused. How do you regain your professional confidence? And how do you make the best use of the critical feedback?

Why You Need Emotional Intelligence To Succeed

Why You Need Emotional Intelligence To Succeed

When emotional intelligence first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70% of the time. 

Who’s Being Left Out on Your Team?

Feeling left out or ignored at work can have tremendously negative effects on workers' well-being. If you want to create a more inclusive environment for your team, set an example. Inclusive attitudes start at the top. 

What New Team Leaders Should Do First

What New Team Leaders Should Do First

New team leaders often skip over the basics of team building in a rush to start achieving goals. But your actions in the first few weeks and months have a major impact on whether your team delivers results. Here’s how to set things up for success: 

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