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How often do you set aside time to think? “Thinking time? What thinking time? I barely have time to breathe!” That was the response I received recently when I asked a manager I was coaching if they set aside time to think. A day-in-the-life of a...

Being committed to your role as a manager doesn’t mean it’s personal.   You are not the role you play. You can have many roles in life: parent, marriage partner, sibling, child, employee, manager, etc. But what I stress in my leadership coaching practice is that you are...

Whether you are a high-level executive or a new manager working your way up the corporate ladder, you are likely being pulled in many different directions. This means that you have to be thoughtful about how, when, and in whom you are investing your time...

by guest blogger Sofia The role of any manager includes establishing—and attaining—goals, communication, motivating, and coaching, all towards supporting the overall success of the organization. We know that employees don’t leave companies: they leave managers. So how do I ensure that my employees don’t leave me? My...

THE SECRET IS IN LIVING THE COMPANY’S CORE VALUES! Organizational culture, in its simplest terms, can be defined as “the way we do things around here.” It is the patterns of behavior, symbols of reward and punishment, and the daily demonstration (or not) of the company’s...

by guest blogger Sofia I recently raised my hand when asked if I'd be willing to share my managerial and coaching experiences on this blog. I figured this would be a great opportunity to share ideas. Full disclosure about me: All of the experiences I'm going...

Better teams are the engine that drives an organization’s success. Successful teams are driven by the norms that propel teamwork, chemistry and high performance. The major role of a leader is to create and nurture those norms. This was a major finding of the Aristotle Project...

Pillar Three: Team  There is no “I” in team.  You’ve heard that often.  However, there is a “Self”, and we began this discussion of the four pillars by addressing the foundational issue of how you view yourself and your strengths. Our second blog offered guidelines on how...