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Tag Archives: Coaching

Which Comes First?

chicken and egg

In preparation for an upcoming executive education session, I conducted a quick pulse survey earlier this month. I wanted to understand whether the leaders attending my training believe that there is a difference in the importance of career development to their employees based upon their current level of performance. And they do. A Picture of » Read More


Give ‘Em Some Space (for Possibilities)


A significant dimension of leadership is coaching… engaging in conversations that help others make the leap from where they are to where they want (or need) to be. Whether the focus is on correcting a performance problem, expanding capacity, improving relationships, or developing within one’s career, coaching is a powerful tool for supporting others as » Read More


Developing a Strategic Board of Directors


 A Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, or an Advisory Board all have overseer function for the organization whether it is for-profit or non-profit. Those serving on these boards often are chosen for their executive role in the organization, their connections to resources, or involvement with partner organizations. Yet these people are expected to help » Read More


What If…?

WhatIf You

For those of you that know me, you know I ask Why a lot (annoyingly so at times!).  So that’s why (ha!) at BIF9, I loved what Matt Murrie is doing with getting “What If…?” out there – boldly!  We all need to ask this more.  So the next time you find yourself starting to say “no,” try saying “What » Read More


Are Good Delegators Just Lazy?


Delegate Everything Once upon a time I learned something about delegation that I liked. I read it in a book or heard it at a seminar. I don’t remember exactly where or the exact words used.  But I do remember the general idea. Keep what only you can do. Delegate everything else.  That was freeing » Read More


Off-roading While Keeping Both Hands on the Wheel


[This post was co-written by Jay Perry, who is co-author of "Taking Charge of Your Talent" with Don Maruska.]   In a past blog post, we talked about the transformative benefits of recruiting a Talent Catalyst to champion your hopes and help you engage with new possibilities. So, why wouldn’t you want to have a » Read More


Mentoring as Part of the Leadership Role


How many of you have had a mentor who helped you learn the ropes in your new job, who took on the role of teacher and demonstrated the “right” way to do things? Me too! In fact, that was the way mentorship was presented to me back in my previous life. And, it turns out » Read More


Managers: How well are you connecting?

Managers: How well are you connecting?

What does it mean to be connected? Some employees openly volunteer personal information like aging parent concerns and children’s activities. Others hold their cards close and share very little unless you take the time to get to know them. Are you asking questions on a regular basis to express interest, expand trust, and deepen relationships? Or have you been too busy?


Giving An A

Vanessa Receives White Coat

“If we all did the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.”– Thomas A. Edison   I love to read books that inspire me to think new ideas. The book that is inspiring me now is The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander. The premise of this book is » Read More


Instead of Giving Advice Try This


“[As a coach] my job is to be trustworthy while telling them [clients] to put their trust where it belongs: in their own sense of truth.” Martha Beck, celebrated coach and author Whether you are a leader, a consultant, a mentor or anyone people come to for advice, you are walking a line. A few » Read More

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