Would you like to build rapport and have smoother conversations? Is there someone you want to make a real and genuine connection with? Thanks to Cheryl Cantafio for sharing and article that needs to be paid forward because connecting with people is fundamental to our humanity: 6 Powerful Communication Tips From Some of the World’s […]
Two boys are fighting. They are rolling around on the floor, wrestling out a difference of opinion. Their father says, “at least they’re communicating. At least they’re not locked in respective bedrooms and refusing to talk to each other.” Insightful dad. Physical wrestling matches aren’t commonplace ways of dealing with differences in most workplaces. Although that […]
Brainstorming or group think? Recent articles like this one by Rebecca Greenfield for Fast Company point out some of the challenges with brainstorming. In a group session, (1) early ideas are more likely to take hold, “anchoring” the focus and limiting innovation, and (2) she who speaks the softest isn’t heard, or the corollary: the loudest take […]
Leadership is a Conversation I recently had coffee with a millennial client who is a bright, creative, deep thinker with interests and talents broader than a color palette, and her Mom, a friend and former colleague of mine. I asked my client for her opinion on what Millennials expect from their Leadership Coach. She […]
What do Millennials Expect From a Leadership Coach? Think back to when you first started in your career . . . what was important to you? What did you want? How were your expectations different from the reality of those first years? What did you struggle with the most?
Recently I was asked to facilitate a brief conversation about what Millennials expect from a Leadership Coach. First we established basics: what are Millennials and why do we care so much? When I say “Millennial” what comes to mind? Participants in the conversation used terms like “helicopter parents” and “comfortable with change” and “they’re not […]
Like seashells along the beach, I collected some insightful stats today in support of Executive Coaching and the use of coaching to support learning and development strategies. Coaching is clearly worth the investment. Did you know? Effective managers learn 70% on-the-job, 20% from other people, and only 10% from courses and reading. Combine methods for maximum return […]
Delivering positive feedback? Easy. Delivering negative feedback? Not so easy. It’s a topic that comes up often in coaching conversations because it comes up often in life. HBR Editor, Sarah Green, offered tips for delivering negative feedback in a recent blog post. My favorites? Here are the top three: In my opinion the #1 rule is […]