Coaching

Where are your “Royal Babies?”

The birth of Prince William and Kate’s baby has brought about many discussions on the topic of succession. Although, succession is something the British monarchy has down to an art, by contrast, most companies haven’t even wet the canvas.  This may be partially due to the fact that leaders unlike princes and princesses are not born but rather developed through a ...

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Management Tips for Motivating Employees

It is Management Monday! Any manager can attest to the importance of employee motivation. Without proper motivation, organizations typically suffer huge setbacks including high turnover, low morale and ultimately declining success due to lack of employee productivity. This is a chain of unwanted outcomes that typically are not brought on solely by one party, but rather by everyone involved. Companies ...

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Stuck in the middle

Sallie is an energetic, forty-two year old, successful executive.  She is dexterous, loving and highly successful at what she does.  The reality is however that her home is not always the most relaxing environment when it comes to reviving her. Her days can become very stressful, very quick, and at times she wishes she lived someone else’s life.  Between making ...

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Maybe she’s born with it, or maybe it’s….

You know that co-worker down the hall, that gets to the office ten minutes early every day? They work overtime and are always reliable in getting the job done? Or maybe that sounds just like you. Then there is the co-worker that is never there when needed. They throw out the most undeveloped answers to office issues. They go on ...

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Tips for managers in addressing higher taxes

Management Monday! The time of the week set aside for addressing anything from time management to management roles… Tips for managers in addressing higher taxes No doubt everyone is aware of the fiscal cliff and recent deal in Washington, but not everyone is aware of the implications. If anything, many people are still holding their breath as they wait for ...

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The Hobbit in the Office

Tolkien’s creativity has captured our imaginations for generations, but more importantly his stories tap into some everyday truths. From addressing unlikely friendships like that of Gimli the dwarf and Legolas the elf to the large picture struggle between good and evil, these stories are timeless. Maybe the most fascinating thing about his themes is that they can even carry over ...

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Who Wrote the Book of Time?

As if Christmas Island didn’t already have an edge on one of the major holidays, it jumped into the future at 5 a.m. ET on Monday, becoming, along with Kiribati and Samoa, the first populated place to reach 2013. Although as a race, us humans experience the hours, days, months and seasons differently, the way through which we perceive time ...

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The Success Block

We have all heard of the writers’ block.  This is when a writer who is usually a brilliant communicator and fluidly exudes energy in writing and developing their content, cannot get the pen to make contact with the paper to move forward.  The writer becomes “stuck”.  It is commonly believed that writers’ block is caused by lack of inspiration, and/or ...

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To grow or not to grow

One of the biggest decisions business owners face is whether to try to expand their businesses. This may seem like a silly question: Who wouldn’t want a business to grow? But owners who choose growth can get stuck. For some, the issue is how to handle delegation. For others, it’s about raising enough capital. And for still others, it’s about ...

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Wanted-Relationship Manager

Growing up, we all loved superheroes. Batman, Spiderman, Wonder Woman etc. They were all known for their special powers. But even Superman who didn’t need any gadgets didn’t have the relationship management powers. The only person I have ever heard of is Don Juan and even he was only known for his “special powers” with the opposite sex. Psychological studies ...

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