What do top performers in the C-Suite have in common with top performers on NBA Teams (like the Golden State Warriors), top performers in the Professional Golf and Tennis World, and in many other areas of business, sports and life? A Coach. Their Personal Coach. Yes, sports teams have a Head Coach, Specialty Coaches and Weight Training Coaches. Tennis and Golf have a swing Coach. Top C-Suite Executives may have a Presentation or a Speaking Coach. In general, Coaching helps an already … [Read more...]
Who Do You Bounce Ideas Around With?
You’re thinking about a few things. There’s a career opportunity. You may have a new business idea. Some personal problems you need to make decisions about. Who do you bounce ideas around with? The last thing you need is to air out something with someone and then read about it all over social networks five minutes later. Or maybe you want to ask a lot of people their opinion on your situation. Right! Now you have two dozen basketballs to dribble instead of just … [Read more...]
Are You Able To Eyeball Six Feet?
The concept of personal space has been nuked due mostly to two specific items. Both may in large part be a result of the going on two years soon of lockdowns, forced items of a variety of rules and the emergence of more ‘it’s all about me’ and ‘my family’ than ever before. Consider for a moment the six foot separation rule. Where did that come from? By the way – if you have taken a flight in these last two years, even though the painted or pasted markers are all over the floor where you … [Read more...]
Three Networking Mistakes and How To Correct Them
Networking Mistake #1: Pete was getting himself ready to attend another networking event. He no longer looked forward to attending these networking events. It has now been over six months and he went to six to eight networking events each month. Worse yet in his mind, there was no – zero – closed business from these activities! He went with a boatload of business cards. The heavy weight business cards with clear and clean type face in black raised letters. Each time after leaving the … [Read more...]
Don’t Fall For It!
August started this week - did you notice? In North America it is easy, too easy to kick back and say, “Everyone is going on vacation this month so I am going to chill out.” Don’t Fall For It! Seriously Don't! Really! Here is one calendar fact to take note of - if you take August on the slow bell and decide to start picking up the phone again after Labor Day - that is September 5! Three working months left in the year (assuming you also think no one is going to be working in most of … [Read more...]
Executive Coaching is For Leaders Who Are Ready To Embrace The Process
Travis Kalanick, the CEO of Uber, stated recently, “I need to fundamentally change and grow up. I seriously need leadership help.” This has come after videos and images of his most recent outburst with one of his Uber drivers. These incidents have been very public and are not the way a CEO wants to lead their company. If Travis is serious and is ready to work with an Executive Coach on his leadership skills and his emotional intelligence, then let’s review what Executive Coaching does for … [Read more...]