How to Make Better Decisions: 3 Big Pitfalls to Avoid

How did I get this wrong? I looked over the facts and figures that were available to me. I even took the time to consult with two of my most trusted colleagues. I made an objective decision…or did I? Has this ever happened to you? Because you’re human, I’m guessing it has. Let’s rewind… After…

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This Is Why It’s the Most Effective Intervention for Human Performance

“Coaching done well may by the most effective intervention designed for human performance.” – Atul Gawande MD Writing for The New Yorker in 2011, Dr. Gawande makes a strong case for coaching as the best way for any professional to achieve peak performance. Can you imagine an athlete winning Olympic gold without one?  Why should…

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How to Ask Powerful Questions that Lead to the Right Results

Want to show your superiors that you’re a STRATEGIC THINKER? Want to motivate your direct reports to bring their BEST PERFORMANCE? When speaking to a key customer, want to get the RIGHT INFORMATION? If you answered yes to any of these, you need to start asking the right questions.  Not just any questions.  Powerful questions…

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The Cult of Productivity: Why Self-Improvement Is a Slippery Slope (& What NOT TO DO About It!)

“Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.” – Robert Levine Do you ever feel like time is slipping out of your control? And as a result, you have to make the best possible use of your limited time? Or that working more efficiently is the only way to tackle…

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3 Characteristics to Ensure Your Team Has Teeth

Anyone with internet access and a company job in 2016 is aware of at least 2 of these 3 things: 40 is the new 30. Nerd is the new cool. Cross-functional teams are the new organization. Teams are nothing new. As Schumpeter points out in “Team Spirit”, even Jesus had 12 teammates. 2000 years later,…

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How to Declaw Culture’s Impact on Change: Be Dogmatic about Dialogue, not Do’s & Don’ts

“Globalization on Steroids + Hyper Industry Disruption + Job Uncertainty & Constant Change” = Reality for most professionals circa 2018.   So does cultural awareness still have an “extremely important impact on Change” as reported in Prosci’s 2016 “Best Practices in Change Management”? My gut instinct tells me “no”. And I’m not fresh off the boat…

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How To Successfully Implement Change The Human Way (part 2): Engage Workforce

FRESH START. Do you want to save everyone time, energy and other valuable resources the next time you implement a change in your team or organization? If so, change the message from “Get on board or get out of the way!” to “How can we together make this Change Initiative successful?”. As covered in part…

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