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Setting Up your Meeting for Success

By Plum Cluverius, MA/ABS, PCC I’ve had the good fortune to serve on the adjunct faculty of the Federal Executive Institute for over 14 years. Located in Charlottesville, VA, the Institute was founded by President Lyndon Johnson’s 1968 executive order establishing a...

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The Art of Influence and Executive Presence

Think about someone you know who is great at influencing people. Now think about someone you know with a strong sense of executive presence (however you might define it). Does the same person come to mind? The power of influence is both an element, and an outcome, of...

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Boss’s Authority vs. Encouraging Collaboration

By Lilian Abrams, PhD, MBA, PCC   What Was the Problem? In a recent coaching conversation, a senior-level female executive, Angela*, raised the topic of the tension she was experiencing between encouraging a subordinate to be collaborative, and that person’s...

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How to Wrap up Your Coaching Engagement

by Lyne Desormeaux, Psy.D., MCC I’ve been coaching for 18 years. I started my first coaching training in 2001. I’ve had the opportunity to coach a lot of leaders and complete a lot of coaching engagements. The ending of coaching engagements is really important,...

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Feedback – Easy Steps To A Positive Impact

by Janet Makepeace, MSW, ACC   Does delivering difficult feedback scare you?  Do you imagine feedback could be taken the wrong way, demotivating, insensitive or a waste of time?  I’d like you to consider the risk of not practicing two-way input in a team...

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Eureka!  I’m stuck…

By Eva Szekeres, MA, PCC Are you often confronted with extremely complex problems with a lot of uncertainty, where you feel that your usual analytical thinking is just not enough to find a solution? You are probably right - sometimes these problems are just too big...

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The Power of Praise

Camila and Sanjay completed an important project for the company and presented their analysis and recommendations to the management group. They thought things went pretty well. Three days later, their boss approached them saying, “I have a few concerns about your...

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Responding Instead of Reacting

By Laura Hansen PCC   How can you build your capacity to respond versus react in the workplace and in your life when stress levels are high, conflict with colleagues is rife, the pace is warp speed, or when emotions are strong? What’s the difference between...

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Executive Presence in 3 Words

By Tom Henschel Racquel, a coaching colleague of mine, called asking if she could pick my brain. She knew I’d spent decades coaching senior leaders on executive presence and wanted my thoughts about a current client named Shanequa. “She seems plenty confident,”...

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