Setting Up your Meeting for Success

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...
Boss’s Authority vs. Encouraging Collaboration

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...
How to Wrap up Your Coaching Engagement

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,...
Feedback – Easy Steps To A Positive Impact

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...
Eureka!  I’m stuck…

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...