Monthly Archives: January 2009

Can you "teach an old dog new tricks"?

I get this a lot: Can you really teach an old dog (“like me”) new tricks? It seems everyone, at times, doubts his or her ability to learn, to develop, to change anything about oneself regardless of the desire to … Continue reading

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Extra! Email Subscriptions now working

My good friend Dave Drook is always looking out for my best interests. Today he let me know that my Feedburner email subscription tool on this blog was not working properly. So thanks to Dave and a little time doing … Continue reading

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Great questions help us discover what is right

While most people want to grow personally and develop in their careers, they are not used to being coached. And after years of being taught, trained, managed, educated, brow-beaten and doubted, many people have a hard time with the concept … Continue reading

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Creating the Significant & Productive Career

What can you do to ensure the next part of your career will be significant and productive? So many times, I have found that simply writing about what I am thinking, dreaming of, or stuck on gives me clarity of … Continue reading

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Motivating "passive" team members

How can I motivate passive team members who are resistant to changes and see themselves as “good enough” at what they do? Two tough questions any leader must consider are: “How do I motivate people to work on their development?” … Continue reading

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What to do when team work is not "just fine"

So many managers, owners and team leaders ask me to help them with developing their teams at work. A common struggle is the difficulty in gauging how the work team really feels about their group dynamics. Here are a few … Continue reading

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How can I get ahead in my work and career?

Ah, the American Dream, to “get ahead” of the competition. Really, though, get ahead of whom? The common life question of “getting ahead” makes work sound like a race, so an underlying question must be, “Who are you racing?” If … Continue reading

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What Should I Expect from you as my Coach? Part Three

So far, I have listed 10 things to expect from me as your coach. Here I conclude my list of basic expectations. I share these with every new or returning client, although I work with each of my clients to … Continue reading

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What should I expect from you as a coach? Part Two

Last time, I listed five things to expect from me as your coach and here I list five more. You will learn a process for crystallizing, planning and achieving personal and business goals, inspiring you to act from a stronger … Continue reading

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What should I expect from a coach? Part One

I cannot speak for other coaches, but I can share what you should expect from me. In fact, over the next three posts I will share 12 things to expect from me as your coach. I enjoy my clients; they … Continue reading

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