5 tips for finding a great coach

5 tips for finding a great coach

When coaching is done properly, it can be the best investment you’ll ever make in yourself. But the coaching profession is growing like crazy – an estimated 150,000 people now call themselves,”coach”. Back when I took my first coach training in 1978, there wasn’t even...
How To Retain Employees in Today’s Environment

How To Retain Employees in Today’s Environment

Let's face it the economy has been bad for several years and there appears to be no clear end in sight. Companies continue to struggle and consequently they cut one of their biggest expenses, namely payroll. Many workers have been out of a job for so long they are no...
Asking for a raise?

Asking for a raise?

We've all done it - played that movie over and over in our minds of our confident entry into the boss' office and asking for - no, demanding - that elusive pay raise. However deserved, however, reality often plays out far differently, with many relegating themselves...
How to choose the right mentor

How to choose the right mentor

In demanding times, you need as much "backup" as you can get. One of the best, is a mentor. "I think my mentor is one of the key reasons for my continued success, despite all the other things going on. And what she has shown me during our time together would have...
3 Paths to Career Self Sabotage

3 Paths to Career Self Sabotage

I frequently see the effects of actions that could have been avoided. If you want a long and successful career, don't make these mistakes: 1. Failing to have a personal action plan – Like great companies, very successful careerists know where they're headed. They have...
6 tips for dealing with conflict

6 tips for dealing with conflict

Successful individuals seem to have an inherent understanding of what causes conflicts and how to resolve them quickly. For others, however, it's much harder. During my 30 years in executive suites and boardrooms, I've worked with people at all levels. It's clear that...
Meet 2 of our great Associate Coaches in Turkey

Meet 2 of our great Associate Coaches in Turkey

Do you do work in Turkey?  If so, we've got you covered! Let me introduce you to 2 of our Associate Coaches based in Turkey. First - one of our long standing Executive Coaches - meet Nazli Eda Yavuz.  She works with clients worldwide and speaks English, Turkish and...
Change or die

Change or die

“I need some advice: How can I force my team to focus on what I know is important.” This was a call from a "leader" in a formerly massive organization that's downsizing quickly. Those left standing have become embittered because the workload doesn’t seem to get any...
Honest feedback…really?

Honest feedback…really?

Most leaders say that they want to know what's going on in the organization. But they often rely on the wrong sources. Here's how to make sure the boss is hearing the real stuff. In demanding times, it's particularly important that leaders get honest feedback. But...
Watch out for Typhoid Mary

Watch out for Typhoid Mary

Death and destruction. There are those who leave it in their wake. Ever wondered why things seem to go "wrong" when a solid co-worker shows up on the scene? Turns out there are certain types of person who may cause those problems without even knowing. 1. Some know...