Since I moved into coaching full-time, I've found that leaders often get a bit sheepish around me. "I know my development is important," one recently confessed, "but I just can't seem to find the time to focus on myself." I assured him that he wasn't alone - I actually hear that a lot. In fact, just… Continue reading Is TIME the biggest barrier to your development?
Listening is one skill that everyone - regardless of rank or role - would generally benefit from improving. I say this because it frequently surfaces in my work with clients AND because I experience it in my personal interactions. Since raising my own awareness of how I listen, it's embarrassing how frequently I catch myself… Continue reading Wait – What? 10 Signs Your Listening Game Needs Work
For much of my management career, I found myself repeating the same maxims to my teams: Work hard when you're at work - but try not to take it home with you. Work-life balance is one of our best benefits. Unplug and enjoy yourself on vacation - things will be FINE here while you're gone.… Continue reading How your well-meant hypocrisy is hurting your team.