Category Archives: performance

Change Perspective to Change Performance

What are you trying to change? Nearly everyone is looking to change something: business results, the quality of a relationship, physical health, job satisfaction, the color of your living room walls… I like to call these desired changes Performance, and … Continue reading

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What PDN Coaching is all about

This is a rough video shot on the spot with no script (you can tell) at the 2010 Small Business Expo in Decatur, IL, courtesy of Falcon Multimedia, a division of Wood Printing in Decatur, IL. It’s rough, but gives … Continue reading

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Why is Good Training Such a Lousy Investment? Part 2

Do you provide training? How valuable is the training you attend either for professional or personal development?  In our post yesterday, I discussed typical experiences people describe about training, and I shared six key things that should be shaping the … Continue reading

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Why is Good Training Such a Lousy Investment? Part 1

Do you provide training? How valuable is the training you attend either for professional or personal development? These seem like simple questions requiring simple “yes or no” answers, but often they are not.We have found that most training leads to … Continue reading

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The Real Potential of Team Building

“Team building” is one of the most meaningless phrases in the English language. That’s right – meaningless. Yet requests for “team building” is the single most frequent request I receive from business executives, managers and team leaders. Almost always, they … 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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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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