Coach’s Challenge for 3/3/13 “Feedforward”

Good day, team. This week’s challenge is about the usefulness of feedback and how we can use other people’s observations of our behavior to help us in our professional development. Think about the last time you made a presentation in front of other people. How well did...

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Coach’s Challenge for 2/24/13 “Taking A Risk”

Good day, team. This week’s challenge is about taking a risk. After an intense three days in Los Angeles, where I attended an executive coaching training program, I have emerged with a deeper understanding of what it means to take a risk. I play it pretty safe....

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Coach’s Challenge for 2/17/13 “Do What Makes You Happy”

Good day, team. First, a correction regarding last week’s challenge, “Remarkable Bosses.” The quoted piece was not written by Roy Gardner as I stated but by author Jeff Haden and was published originally in Inc. magazine. The article, titled “9 Hidden Qualities of Remarkable Bosses,” can...

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Coach’s Challenge for 2/10/13 “Remarkable Bosses”

Good day, team. This week’s challenge comes from a previous client of mine and his long-time mentor, Roy Gardner. Roy has been a consultant, coach and mentor to many people over the years, and I appreciate his observations of what remarkable bosses do and how they...

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The Coach’s Challenge for 1/13/13 “Who’s your customer?”

Good day, team. This week’s challenge is about the importance of focusing on your customer. “Customer” comes from Middle English and is defined as “a person who purchases goods or services from another.” The Middle English word is derived from the Latin word consuescere, which means...

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Coach’s Challenge for 1/6/13 “Resolutions”

Good day, team. It is the start of 2013 and a wonderful time to begin anew. Many of us come up with similar New Year’s resolutions. We resolve to exercise more, eat better, keep our weight under control, be more organized, reach out to family and...

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Coach’s Challenge for 12/9/12 “Wise Owl”

Good day, team. As often happens this time of year, I find myself winding down and rushing to get things done, all at the same time. The holidays are filled with lots of obligations, events and chores. And yet, the short days, lingering darkness and pending...

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