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Vacation.  You are Entitled.

Vacation. You are Entitled.

There was an article I read recently on Linkedin that was written by a CEO of a company named after himself.  There were several ideas on hiring that he had that I totally disagreed with but the one ...
Empower.

Empower.

I was observing a young business owner recently.  He was eternally frustrated with his team because they were not as experienced as he was in his trade and even those that were more senior, ...
Escalate.

Escalate.

I was talking to a former colleague today about resourcing and the business logic/math behind the formation of project teams.  She seemed a little concerned about how to explain this all to the ...
Have a Plan.  Work the Plan.

Have a Plan. Work the Plan.

Businesses hire consultants, coaches and/or strategist to help them.  Sometimes a deck is involved, one that ends with conclusions or recommendations.  Hours are spent and money changes hands.  ...
Client Partnerships.

Client Partnerships.

The initial conversations between client and agency set the tone for the entire relationship going forward.  Seems simple enough – but the nuances of the approach makes the biggest difference. On ...
Delegation

Delegation

From the work that I have done and continue to do, I find that a lot of managers do not fully understand the meaning or the impact of appropriate delegation.  A lot of times, this is erroneously ...
Transparency.  A Good Thing.

Transparency. A Good Thing.

Recently, I listened to an audio presentation that spoke about the benefits of transparency.  As I listened it dawned on me that I was not the only one that thought it was a good idea, more people ...
Immediate Steps.  Understand & Articulate.

Immediate Steps. Understand & Articulate.

People contact me because they want to achieve something.  GREAT!  That is what I am here for – to help you get to the end.  Before I start my coaching, my initial request is to have my client ...
Optimal Thinking.

Optimal Thinking.

We are told that it is always better to have naysayers in our midst than a room full of “yes” men (or people, if you prefer).  This helps to keep things in perspective, can shakes things up, ...
Cookie-cutter – never the right approach.

Cookie-cutter – never the right approach.

Some entities like to tout the fact that they have a company culture.  Great.  Culture is good when it fosters an openness and an inclusion for every kind of personality and work-style.  Of ...
360.  Now what?

360. Now what?

The time has come and gone and the 360 reviews are in.  What now?  Does your company ask you and your direct reports to develop goals?  Yes?  No?  Any kind of goals? One way to ensure employee ...
Results-Oriented.

Results-Oriented.

I have worked with a lot of start-ups and am currently working with a few more in the coaching capacity.  When I am approached, the first thing I hear from start-up management is, we want to set up ...