Time to Drop the “No Politics” at Work Rule

Like many Americans, I have been spending quite a bit of time in the last 3 weeks trying to figure out our country’s “new administration” and considering the implications for my work.  And most relevant for this blog, thinking about how we as coaches can help leaders and workers be…

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Advice for the ‘Worried’, Part 1

Because today’s workplace tends to increase worries about one’s security, increase the sense of being pressured and behind, and can often be uncomfortable or non-supportive personally – being worried and concerned is common and justified.  In my next few blog posts, I want to provide some concrete advice for this…

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Should Coaches Rethink Stressing Formal “Education”?

Even asking this question makes me cringe a little.  My depression era parents raised me to believe there wasn’t anything more important to prepare for life and career than formal education.  And, I believed them. I have a bachelors’ degree, two master’s degrees and a doctorate.  My parents told me…

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Is There Still Only One “Gold Standard” For Coaching?

The talent industry (formerly HR) and the entire workplace coaching field, has always considered one to one coaching – in person (or more recently, virtually) – between a highly skilled executive or leadership coach, coupled with a willing workplace performer to be “the gold standard” of coaching.  And, it made…

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