The Danger of Praise, The Power of Encouragement

The Danger of Praise, The Power of Encouragement

By Dan Brown, PCC. With good intentions, but without knowing it, you could be subtly undermining the confidence of those you manage, even your top performers. How? By praising them. Yes, really. That praise can do as much damage as criticism at first may come as a...
Coaching Results: A True Story!

Coaching Results: A True Story!

By Lilian Abrams, Ph.D., MBA, PCC. I’d like to tell you a true story about “Suzanne’s” results from coaching (my client’s name and select details have been changed to protect confidentiality). She is the highest-level female leader in a traditionally male industry —...
Improving Leadership Skills: Making Changes that Last

Improving Leadership Skills: Making Changes that Last

Lucas is a career-minded professional who sees opportunity on the horizon — a chance to become a member of his company’s senior team in the next couple of years. Smartly, he wants to improve his leadership skills and prepare for his next role. A sore point for him has...
Beyond Your Comfort Zone: Grow in the Learning Zone

Beyond Your Comfort Zone: Grow in the Learning Zone

By Janet Makepeace, PCC. As a leader, running toward comfort in your career can be a roadblock to your success.  Experience and knowledge that you bring with you on your leadership journey shapes your ability as you take on broader leadership roles.  Becoming...
How to Get the Big Things Done!

How to Get the Big Things Done!

Most of our day is spent working on the day-to-day. That is, most of us are pretty good at organizing a to-do list and prioritizing what needs to get done today. We work hard. We’re efficient. Trouble is, as urgent as many short-term “must dos” are, they rarely...