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  • How to Make Change a Desirable Thing

    Rebel Brown
    rebel brown
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:29 am
    The Execution Gap is the biggest gap of all. It’s created by combination of  static approaches to managing the strategic roll-out and the organizations’ resistance to change. Since every consultant on the planet has their own version of tools to manage the execution phase – I’m not going to focus on that here.  Instead, I’m focusing on how to make change desirable. Resistance to change is  part of being human.  It’s  the result of an instinctual response that triggers a chemical reaction that drives us to resist whatever change is coming at us. …
  • Be your own coach ... I don't think so.

    WordPress Tag: Business Coaching
    thehiddenedge
    16 Mar 2015 | 1:54 am
    Running a business can be a lonely job – so who do you turn to when you have issues? Do you toss and turn that problem in your head.Do you come up with all sorts of scenarios and solutions, then argue with yourself as to the validity of the solutions?And then lose the argument so do nothing? The trouble with sorting out the solutions in your head is that whilst the scenario you picture seems clear enough, when you try to implement it, it seems less obvious and sometimes a darn site more confusing. The trouble with giving yourself feedback on your own performance is that you are so more…
  • 5 Not So Secret Tips in Coaching

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    Fred Phillips
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
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  • Workplace Athletes

    Professional Development
    Izzy Justice
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    As someone who lives both in the business workplace and in the professional sports world, I often get asked what the similarities and differences are between the two. I have answered this question in many ways but now realize that the biggest difference is in Performance Management.  The professional athlete gets constant feedback (statistics on each game) and it is objective. In golf, for example, the athlete can look at about a dozen different personal statistic at the end of each weekly tournament. Her coach can show actual video of what she did well and not so well. And very quickly, a…
  • How financially educated are the members of your team?

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    Mike Figliuolo
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    Our poll today asks: How financially educated are the members of your team? – They understand our business’ economics very well: 15.67% – They generally understand our business’ economics: 52.61% – They’re somewhat unclear on our business’ economics: 19.4% – They’re clueless about our business’ economics: 12.31% Show them how they matter. It’s hard to […] This is only the beginning of the thought... Please click the article headline above or go to http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/blog for more.
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  • The happy secret to better work

    Stephen D. Milton
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
  • Coffee Anyone?

    laurencerumming
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:17 am
    In the 70’s and 80’s business was typically transacted in the boardrooms or over a business lunch and/or alcoholic beverage.at the bar. For a variety of reasons, business culture has changed, partly due to today’s views on drinking during working hours, drinking and driving laws, and business structure moving more to consultants and contractors. Who would have thought that Starbucks, Timmy’s, Serious Coffee, and The Buzz would provide the office for so many entrepreneurs and consultants? Yet today a good percentage of business is transacted, articles written, and deals brokered over a…
  • Find the right coach for Business Coaching Business

    thebusinessmentorau
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:46 am
    People into small business are well known about their recognition about their small business which is taking a place all over the map even when they pay no extra for promoting the same. Some may offer much creativity to such which at times even blow the business creativity with many sufferings. Whereas on the other hand some people are soo much challenged in creating their own brand that they even forgets to pin point the loops and holes of their trading. Henceforth to carry out a solution regarding this, the business coaching Brisbane or around have come to a conclusion of entering a…
  • Be your own coach ... I don't think so.

    thehiddenedge
    16 Mar 2015 | 1:54 am
    Running a business can be a lonely job – so who do you turn to when you have issues? Do you toss and turn that problem in your head.Do you come up with all sorts of scenarios and solutions, then argue with yourself as to the validity of the solutions?And then lose the argument so do nothing? The trouble with sorting out the solutions in your head is that whilst the scenario you picture seems clear enough, when you try to implement it, it seems less obvious and sometimes a darn site more confusing. The trouble with giving yourself feedback on your own performance is that you are so more…
  • What Prospects Want When They Google You

    Tony Vidler
    15 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    by Tony Vidler We all know that the majority of potential customers these days will Google the service they think they might need…even if they have been referred to you, they will Google you to check you out a lot of the time.  So what do they go looking for mostly?   It isn’t complicated stuff is it? Initially they are looking for the convenience factors.  Then they are interested in quality, or credibility factors. So why do so many professionals load their websites and LinkedIn profiles with so much technical or qualifications information yet forget to get the basics…
 
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  • The Secret Ingredient in Successful Hiring Practices

    Mike Figliuolo
    30 Mar 2015 | 4:02 am
    While many dismiss luck as an element of the hiring process, it can account for performance more than you think.  The good news is, there are ways to make your own luck. Today’s post is by Tony Beshara, Ph.D., creator of The Job Search Solution and president of Babich & Associates Most hiring authorities will […] This is only the beginning of the thought... Please click the article headline above or go to http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/blog for more.
  • How financially educated are the members of your team?

    Mike Figliuolo
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    Our poll today asks: How financially educated are the members of your team? – They understand our business’ economics very well: 15.67% – They generally understand our business’ economics: 52.61% – They’re somewhat unclear on our business’ economics: 19.4% – They’re clueless about our business’ economics: 12.31% Show them how they matter. It’s hard to […] This is only the beginning of the thought... Please click the article headline above or go to http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/blog for more.
  • A Surefire Way to Screw Up a Reorg

    Mike Figliuolo
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:13 pm
    Leading your team through a reorganization is stressful and challenging.  If you’re not careful, you can screw things up – royally. Here’s the cautionary tale of a leader who did exactly that. The following is an excerpt from Lead Inside the Box: How Smart Leaders Guide Their Teams to Exceptional Results (you can get your […] This is only the beginning of the thought... Please click the article headline above or go to http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/blog for more.
  • To Supercharge Innovation, Map your Customer’s Processes

    Mike Figliuolo
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:02 am
    Today’s post is by David Hamme, author of Customer Focused Process Innovation (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Remember when you had to purchase your music via CDs, records, or cassettes at brick and mortar record stores? Prior to the iPod’s arrival, there was always a delay between the intent to purchase the songs we […] This is only the beginning of the thought... Please click the article headline above or go to http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/blog for more.
  • How well do you take care of your physical well-being?

    Mike Figliuolo
    19 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    Our reader poll today asks: How well do you take care of your own physical well-being? – Very well — I’m a picture of fitness and healthy living: 9.15% – Well — I invest time and energy in it but could do more: 51.3% – Not well — my habits aren’t nearly what they should […] This is only the beginning of the thought... Please click the article headline above or go to http://www.thoughtleadersllc.com/blog for more.
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    Professional Development

  • No Action … is Action

    Izzy Justice
    30 Mar 2015 | 10:45 am
    A few years ago, my son and daughter got into a typical sibling brouhaha. I was in an adjacent room and could hear the entire exchange. It was a low-level issue, to me, and I chose to let them work it out. About 30 minutes later, my son walked into the room I was in and appeared shocked to see me. “What?!” he yelled. “You were here the whole time? Why didn’t you say something? You always take her side!” Right or wrong, he felt terribly betrayed by me. I have told this simple story many times at leadership conferences on just how powerful an action of ‘no action’ can be to…
  • Workplace Athletes

    Izzy Justice
    16 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    As someone who lives both in the business workplace and in the professional sports world, I often get asked what the similarities and differences are between the two. I have answered this question in many ways but now realize that the biggest difference is in Performance Management.  The professional athlete gets constant feedback (statistics on each game) and it is objective. In golf, for example, the athlete can look at about a dozen different personal statistic at the end of each weekly tournament. Her coach can show actual video of what she did well and not so well. And very quickly, a…
  • Happiness – Part 3

    Izzy Justice
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:29 am
    The key objective of the first blog on this topic was to define or redefine happiness from something that you pursue, to something that you eliminate – fear. For the second blog, it was to identify 3 distinctive scenarios of causes of that fear – yourself,  others and situations – or perhaps any combination of these. In this final part, let’s focus on removing fear specificallly from each of those scenarios. A precursor to the tips is to recognize fear itself in you. It is not just the stereotypical “scream and run” behavior that we frequently associate…
  • Happiness – Part 2

    Izzy Justice
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:48 pm
    Last week, I offered a simple neurological definition of Happiness – the constant pursuit of eliminating fear in how we feel, think, and do. This week, let’s discuss where and how fear manifests itself so that you can recognize those experiences both as they occur and preferably, before they occur. There are three distinctive scenarios for causality of fear: (1) those that we cause (2) those that others cause and (3) those that a situation causes.  Any of these causes by themselves can release significant levels of cortisol – the opposite of the happiness hormone. Any…
  • Happiness – Part 1

    Izzy Justice
    15 Feb 2015 | 7:20 am
    There has never been a shortage of ways to describe happiness. If we are lucky enough to have our basic needs (Maslow) of food, water, shelter and security met, then the pursuit of happiness comes into play. Because we have some form of “power” after meeting these basic needs – a purchasing power, a hierarchical power, a physical power, etc – we want to naturally use that power to pursue or in most cases, purchase happiness. The scientific studies and evidence correlating happy workers to productive workers and high degrees of innovation are abundant and at least 40…
 
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    The Invisible Mentor

  • Women’s History Month: Do You Know These 7 Women of Power

    Avil Beckford
    30 Mar 2015 | 9:22 am
    Women’s History Month: Do You Know These 7 Women of Power Women’s History Month: Do You Know These 7 Women of Power In continuing with the Women’s History Month series, I have been publishing interviews since 2004, first in my newsletter, Ambeck Edge, and now on The Invisible Mentor blog. Along the way, I have interviewed many interesting women who are going places with their career. Although many of them have now changed jobs or even careers, their advice is timeless and worth reading. One of the things that I am noticing, is that many of the senior level women I know are very savvy in…
  • Women’s History Month: 10 Books by Women You Should Consider Reading

    Avil Beckford
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:49 am
    Women’s History Month: 10 Books by Women You Should Consider Reading Women’s History Month: 10 Books by Women You Should Consider Reading March is celebrated as Women’s History Month, so I have pulled some books that I read and enjoyed that were written by women from the archives. The books are very different, but each is a work of art. These 10 books you should consider reading. Let me know how many of these 10 books you have read! Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier, Book Review:  In Jamaica Inn, after her mother dies, Mary makes the journey to her Aunt Patience and Uncle Joss…
  • Women’s History Month: Women Who Changed the World

    Avil Beckford
    20 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    Women’s History Month: Women Who Changed the World Women’s History Month: Women Who Changed the World March is Women’s History Month, how do you celebrate it? I often review books written by women and write mini biographies of women who have changed the world. For this year, I am going to dive into my archives and feature some of these women, who worked tirelessly to make it better for other women. There are many younger, female readers of this blog who may not know how women from another era changed the world so they have the rights and freedoms they now have. Learn from these nine…
  • Samuel Beckett Book Recommendations: More Books for Your Personal Library

    Avil Beckford
    19 Mar 2015 | 3:36 am
    Samuel Beckett Book Recommendations: More Books for Your Personal Library Samuel Beckett Book Recommendations: More Books for Your Personal Library This blog post was inspired by Open Culture’s, “The Books Samuel Beckett Read and Really Liked (1941-1956).” Samuel Beckett wrote Waiting for Godot (Eng rev): A Tragicomedy in Two Acts and Three Novels: Molloy, Malone Dies, The Unnamable, which is on my list of books to read this year. Beckett became somewhat of a recluse and the list below are the books he read with his notes (Please see Open Culture’s post). He really enjoyed JD…
  • Interview with Sophie Kroesen, 2nd VP, Toronto Occasional Teacher

    Avil Beckford
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:06 am
    Interview with Sophie Kroesen, 2nd VP, Toronto Occasional Teacher Invisible Mentor: Sophie Kroesen Company Name: Toronto Occasional Teacher, Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario Website: http://www.etfo-torots.org/ Interview with Sophie Kroesen, 2nd VP, Toronto Occasional Teacher Part One: Introduction Avil Beckford: In a couple of sentences, tell me a little bit about yourself. Sophie Kroesen: I am a pretty happy, outgoing person. I enjoy being with, and meeting new people. I also enjoy the new situation that I’m in, which is organizing professional learning workshops for our…
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    Rebel Brown

  • When People Don’t Get It

    rebel brown
    30 Mar 2015 | 6:04 pm
    Humans are wired to hang on to, and depend on, what we know. After all, we are experts in our field.  Why wouldn’t we rely on that expertise for our decisions, judgements and responses to the world? Which is exactly why we often just don’t get it. A market shifts, a competitor releases a whole new approach to solving a problem we solve too, customers demands change…. and we don’t get it.  Because we already know the answer, know what is right, know what to do or what to say. Because we know the answers based on our past. Our business falls behind, loses some of its…
  • How to Make Change a Desirable Thing

    rebel brown
    5 Mar 2015 | 2:29 am
    The Execution Gap is the biggest gap of all. It’s created by combination of  static approaches to managing the strategic roll-out and the organizations’ resistance to change. Since every consultant on the planet has their own version of tools to manage the execution phase – I’m not going to focus on that here.  Instead, I’m focusing on how to make change desirable. Resistance to change is  part of being human.  It’s  the result of an instinctual response that triggers a chemical reaction that drives us to resist whatever change is coming at us. …
  • How to Bridge Your Learning Gap

    rebel brown
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:55 am
    The Learning Gap is a second reason many strategies fail.   Why?  Because we think we know what’s the latest and greatest, when in fact, we don’t. The foundation of the Learning Gap is a paradox.  Here’s how it works We’re all trained to seek the status of expert. In business and in our hobbies and personal pursuits, we strive to gather the knowledge and skills needed to be dubbed a pro. When we reach the status of expert, we enjoy sharing our lessons and insights with all who need them. We mentor the next generation by sharing our expertise and perspectives.  For a…
  • How to Shift Your Reality Gap

    rebel brown
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:03 am
    The Reality Gap is one of the chief contributing factors to failing strategies, in all of our businesses. What’s the Reality Gap? It’s  a by-product of the way our minds work. It’s also the reason we think we know exactly what’s going on in our buyers’ worlds. Why we’re often wrong about their real needs. Say what? Wrong about our buyers’ needs?  But we know best, it’s our jobs to lead them.  Uh huh. That’s part of the Reality Gap too. The belief that we know best is another human mind program. Here’s a reality for you. We vendors…
  • 3 Reasons More Than 70% of Business Strategies Fail

    rebel brown
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    You create a great business strategy.  You just know it’s going to take you to market leadership, and a big bottom line  result. Six months later you’re feeling like you’re pushing on a rope. But you just know everything will come into sync soon. A year later, you’ve tried everything. Your brilliant strategy has gone no where. You’re wondering what the hell happened. You just know that your ideas were brilliant. You know your product offering is just right for your buyers. So why isn’t it working? Welcome to the Gap I’ve worked with hundreds of…
 
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    Goal Setting

  • Achieve Any Goal With This Unusual Sleep Routine

    12 Mar 2015 | 9:25 pm
    I’ll teach routine unusually simple but powerful to achieve your goals faster sleep. I call it the “method WAV10.” This is a unique way to program your subconscious when it is most receptive to the suggestion – and before sleep after waking. Years of practice visualizations, affirmations, and the law of attraction techniques has led me to find the ideal solution for achieving my desires formula (including becoming a successful author). And I think he can do the same for you. In a word, WAV10 means writing (W) its goal of 10 times on a piece of paper or card and…
  • 3 Life Lessons To Help You Achieve Your Goals

    12 Mar 2015 | 9:22 pm
    1. Time management I think time management is something that is perfect without – By the way, I am far from being the best at managing my time, but I’m going to college helped me a lot. I learned that time is precious and not really gain anything by being disorganized. I think if you do not manage your time, nothing was done and you just end up stressed. College is about learning to juggle work and life outside work. It took me a while to learn that there is more than enough time to juggle effective. No need to panic so much to do – the best thing to do is get in silence…
  • Goal Achievement: S.M.A.R.T. Is Not Necessarily Smart

    12 Mar 2015 | 9:16 pm
    SMART goals are not necessarily intelligent. Why? Because they lack key ingredients needed to be done. The real objectives should flow from the heart to the head action. S.M.A.R.T. SMART is an acronym for general criteria for setting goals: • Specific: Clear, unambiguous description is not widespread, why, how. • Measurable: quantifiable measures for achievement. • Achievable: A section with belief in do-ability. • Relevant: Important for target composer; results-oriented. • Time required: Located in a specified time. These criteria should be part of each goal. However, two…
  • 8 Ways To Focus On Your Personal PRIORITY

    12 Mar 2015 | 9:14 pm
    How often have you heard how important it is to have goals and priorities, while at the same time, rarely discuss the essential details, actions or plans to help make it better? Too often, in our desire to adapt to the crowd, or to be more popular, or take less personal risk, proceed following dreams, plans and aspirations of the people, rather than objectively assess what we do (or be ). The priority should be personal and should be things that interest you (in a very real way). Let’s review, from a perspective mnemonic 8 Ways to focus on his personal priority. 1. Start the test and…
  • 3 Ways Visuals Can Help Achieve Your Goals

    12 Mar 2015 | 9:11 pm
    Having visual reminders of your goals, dreams and aspirations helps you stay focused on what is important to you. Throughout the daily crises, restrictions and distractions of life, visual reminders can help you remember the big picture. They can help you overcome challenges and move forward every day toward achieving the life you really want. Knowing that you’re always moving forward confidently brings a sense of peace. You are sure that no matter what life brings your way you will get the success you crave. This feeling is a great motivation to keep playing even when the chips are…
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    The Clemmer Group » Blog

  • New White Paper: How Developing a Coaching Culture Pays Off

    Jim Clemmer
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    Most people know that the difference between incompetent coaches and extraordinary coaches is huge. What’s often more surprising are these big differences between OK or mediocre coaching at the 50th percentile and outstanding coaching skills at the 90th percentile: 28% versus 46% of employees willing to “go the extra mile.” Employee commitment jumps from the 58th to the 89th percentile. A drop from 35% to 22% of employees thinking about quitting. An increase from 3.4 to 4.6 on a 5 point scale in response to “I am giving a real opportunity to improve my skills in the…
  • New Survey Showing a Strengths Revolution in our Workplaces

    Jim Clemmer
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    In 2001 only 2 out of 10 people reported that they had a chance to do what they do best every day at work. In 2015 this more than doubled to 5 out of every 10 people. Michelle McQuaid is an honorary fellow at Melbourne University’s Graduate School of Education, holds a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, and is currently completing her PhD in Appreciative Inquiry. Michelle has just published the results of a survey of over 1,000 employees representing a cross-section of American workplaces. She’s compiled the results in powerful infographics…
  • New White Paper: Creating a Competency Model That Works

    Jim Clemmer
    19 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    A friend who hasn’t seen a doctor in years was recently diagnosed with serious heart disease. He was immediately prescribed medication to reduce his blood pressure, control cholesterol, and thin his blood. His wife is fanatically devoted to natural remedies. She found a book arguing for cayenne pepper and garlic to soften and dissolve arterial plaque and clean out blocked arteries. When I asked my friend whether the book had scientific evidence that this worked he replied that the book was full of testimonial letters. We often encounter similar thinking around leadership competencies.
  • Webinar: 8 Ways to Increase Leadership Speed without Breaking a Sweat!

    Jim Clemmer
    17 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    With e-mail in-boxes burying managers in hundreds of e-mails while they rush through a blur of meetings, speed is essential to effectiveness — if not survival. Zenger Folkman recently analyzed 360 assessments on over 50,000 leaders to understand how speed impacts evaluations of their effectiveness. A “speed index” was created to measure speed in three ways: how well a leader can spot problems or trends early, can respond to problems quickly, and can swiftly make needed changes. Zenger Folkman researchers then looked at high scores on the speed index correlated to overall…
  • Checking Your Coaching Skills

    Jim Clemmer
    12 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    We have seen a dramatic increase in the use of coaching as a tool for leadership development over the past few years. And for good reason…the list of benefits is impressive: improved productivity high-energy company culture dynamic supervisor/employee relationships creative problem solving greater risk taking heightened innovation, and higher levels of customer service and satisfaction Is your organization using coaching effectively? Last month Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman focused on successful coaching in their webinar, Train Your Managers to Coach and Give Feedback. They combined their own…
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    Global NLP Training Blog

  • What are the benefits of retaking NLP training?

    Nicole Schneider
    6 Mar 2015 | 5:20 am
    Global NLP Training offers all former students the possibility of retaking their NLP training, either Practitioner, Master or both for a low cost and a lot of people make use of the this offer. So why would you sit in on a class you have already taken? The reasons are numerous, below my top 10. 1. Refresh: Regardless of how motivated and psyched you were during your initial training it was a lot of information and you’re bound to have missed out on something along the way. It is easy for certain things to slip your mind or be forgotten when you get back to everyday life and especially if…
  • A Multidisciplinary Approach to NLP Coaching

    Nicole Schneider
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:26 am
    If you followed your training with Global NLP Training you probably heard Nicole (or one of her trainers) often say “When in doubt, refer out.” A very sound advice. As an NLP coach you are pretty all rounded and your potential client outreach is immense. However there will be times when the needs of your client exceed what you are able to offer them. These needs and your ability to meet them should be your main focus and if that means your client finding a more suited professional, then don’t hesitate to help them do so. Recognizing your limitations will only serve to make you a better…
  • Designing your first NLP workshop

    Nicole Schneider
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:45 am
    NLP (mini) workshops are a great way of getting the name of your coaching company out there and finding potential clients. The thought of designing your own workshop can be pretty daunting while it’s actually quite simple if you take a step by step approach and make use of the NLP techniques you have already learned. 1.  Audience:  First you’ll need to decide on the audience you want to reach with your workshop. Having a specific group in mind is hugely important as it will form the basis for all the following steps. Remember your promoting your coaching company to this audience so…
  • NLP for Better Sleep

    Nicole Schneider
    14 Feb 2015 | 5:13 am
    NLP can be a powerful tool for improving your sleep patterns. Clients often ask me for NLP techniques to improve their sleeping patterns or cure their insomnia. Most people think the “problem” of their inability to get proper sleep starts in the evening, the moment they put their head on their pillow. I have discovered that figuring out what happens right before my clients go to bed is only part of the puzzle. I usually start asking a lot of questions. The questions I ask are known in NLP as meta model questions, and they give me a good idea what the underlying problem is and what…
  • Finished your NLP Training and want to start coaching?

    Nicole Schneider
    6 Feb 2015 | 4:25 am
    You’ve completed your NLP training and you’re eager to put everything you’ve learned into practice and to start building your coaching business? Taking the time to plan will really benefit you in the long run. So how do you go about putting all your new found knowledge to good use? 1. Rest: First things first. If you’ve completed the immersion training given by Global NLP Training you’re possibly exhausted. Your mind is probably in overload from all you’ve learned in the past 15 days and plans for the future. Take the time to recoup, rest and return to the balance of your life.
 
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    Innovation Speaker

  • Exponential Leadership and Innovation

    Robert Brands
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:56 pm
    “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”  While there is no hard evidence to attribute the above quote to Henry Ford, there is no argument that he was a visionary... Visit our Innovation-Innovation coach website today! http://www.innovationcoach.com/
  • Innovation Rankings – Measuring Innovation

    Robert Brands
    3 Feb 2015 | 9:49 am
    Innovation experts love making lists – and we love reading them. I’ll be the first to admit that Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies” is one of my favorite annual reports. I’m also a... Visit our Innovation-Innovation coach website today! http://www.innovationcoach.com/
  • Aligning Generation X, Y, and Flux for Innovation Implementation in 2015

    Robert Brands
    2 Jan 2015 | 3:55 am
    Here’s to a New Year of Innovation! Goodbye two-thousand and fourteen – Hello to the New Year! Typically with the passing of a year, I spend the first few hours feeling nostalgic. Facebook has their... Visit our Innovation-Innovation coach website today! http://www.innovationcoach.com/
  • Innovation and Disruptive Necessity

    Robert Brands
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:53 am
    Is the world getting smaller, or are we seeing further?   Today we stand on the shoulders of giants in a rapidly changing world. In order to gain the competitive edge needed to stay relevant, it... Visit our Innovation-Innovation coach website today! http://www.innovationcoach.com/
  • Innovation Coach Workshop Philadelphia

    Robert Brands
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
       Are you a small to mid-sized manufacturing company and concerned that how you currently manage innovation and new product development is not optimized to provide continued growth in revenue and... Visit our Innovation-Innovation coach website today! http://www.innovationcoach.com/
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    Content for Coaches and Consultants

  • Noticing: An Elusive Leadership Skill

    Patsi Krakoff
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:57 am
    “Leaders often fail to notice when they are obsessed by other issues, when they are motivated to not notice, and when there are other people in their environment working hard to keep them from noticing. ~ Harvard Business School Professor Max Bazerman,  The Power of Noticing: What the Best Leaders See (Simon & Schuster, 2014) As a leader, you’re responsible for making key decisions each day. But how confident are you in your ability to notice all pertinent information? If you’re like most leaders, you probably believe your perception skills are keen. As convinced as you may be,…
  • A.C.T. Like a Hero: The Journey to Self

    Patsi Krakoff
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:49 pm
    The hero’s journey has been told and retold in many different ways in every culture throughout the world. Yours might go something like this: You’ve got all your ducks in a row, established some healthy routines, and you’re comfortably progressing on your career path. Then “bam!” you hit a wall. You’re stuck. You wake up knowing something’s missing and you don’t know what it is. It’s relatively common: It may be a mid-life thing, or it can happen early on, and it also strikes toward the end of one’s career. In that moment of stuckness, we are faced with three choices: go…
  • The Quest for Leadership Purpose

    Patsi Krakoff
    16 Feb 2015 | 8:29 pm
    Do you know what your leadership purpose is? If you want to drive a high-performance organization, you must find ways to make employee performance meaningful. Sadly, many executive teams focus on numbers instead of words when trying to motivate people to achieve more. Carrots and sticks may work in some situations, but leaders must engage hearts and minds to truly excite people to give their all. Great leaders have a profound impact in their communities, families and key societal realms (i.e., sports, politics). Nowhere is good leadership more important than at work, where we devote…
  • Successful Living through Mindfulness

    Patsi Krakoff
    2 Feb 2015 | 11:26 am
    Most self-help books focus on how you can achieve more. How can you do more, be more… and do it all faster. This article takes the opposite tack: how and why you should simply sit and be still. The practice of mindfulness – being fully present and aware of the here and now – leads to successful living and greater fulfillment in all aspects of work and life. The happiest and most successful people are those who have developed their social and emotional intelligence. They have finely tuned self-knowledge and self-awareness. This includes: The ability to connect with personal…
  • In Search of Authentic Leaders

    Patsi Krakoff
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:21 am
    Authenticity has become the gold standard for leadership. But a simplistic understanding of what it means can hinder your growth and limit your impact. ~ Herminia Ibarra, The Authenticity Paradox, Harvard Business Review, January 2015 Employees at all organizational levels seek meaning and fulfillment at work. Most are willing to work hard for authentic, trustworthy leaders. People are not easily fooled or quick to offer their loyalty, which explains why inauthentic leaders struggle to hire and retain exceptional staffers. Unmotivated direct reports often “phone it in” each day. Authentic…
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    Innovative Influence (Suzi Pomerantz's Blog)

  • Hot topic of discussion in the coaching world is Coaching Supervision

    Suzi Pomerantz
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:53 pm
    There are quite a few heated email and blog discussions going on in the coaching world about the pros and cons about Coaching Supervision.  My colleague, Lisa Mallett, has clarified one perspective that I wanted to share with you because it resonated for me.  She gave me permission to post it here. See what you think, and please feel free to add your voice to the discussion in the comments below. Lisa’s points: I have been a successful, self-employed “single shingle” executive coach since 2002, and I keep abreast of trends and developments in our industry.  I have been closely…
  • Preview call on Wednesday for new Business Development course for Coaches!

    Suzi Pomerantz
    9 Mar 2015 | 11:07 am
    My friend, Linda Finkle, is offering a new program teaching coaches about business development, and she’s great, so I thought I’d let you know she’s having a free preview call on Wednesday!  Here’s her announcement material: Imagine for a minute, what you could be doing with a fully booked coaching business? Did you see less stress, more enjoyment in life, and doing more of what you love and getting paid for it? My behind the scenes tour of the how-to’s that 6-figure coaches use to create a frenzy of clients is coming soon on March 11! I am very excited to share…
  • Leadership In Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

    Suzi Pomerantz
    3 Mar 2015 | 6:38 am
    Leadership takes many forms.  Most effectively, it is when a visionary sees a conversation that is missing, and creates that conversation.  Mr. Rogers did that in a children’s television show that had a lasting impact, for several generations. Even more than a decade after his death, Mr. Rogers provides leadership.  PBS originally aired this segment a year after the 9/11 attacks and just months before Mr. Rogers passed away from stomach cancer at age 74.  It’s a short, poignant, inspiring clip:  
  • Integrity Equation

    Suzi Pomerantz
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:18 am
  • Books for Coaches and Entrepreneurs!

    Suzi Pomerantz
    24 Dec 2014 | 6:12 am
    By clicking the image, you’ll be taken to my book page, where you can learn more about (and link to purchase) any of these books that I’ve authored or co-authored. However, in time for the holidays, you can now get my first best-seller, Seal the Deal, for a super-cheap ebook price! ONLY $3.99 through January 2, 2015!!! That’s a huge savings…the paperback version of the book retails for $23.  The e-book version is usually $9.99, but if you click the link below and enter the coupon code, you can get Seal the Deal for a steal! …
 
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    Azzarello Group

  • Butting heads with your boss?

    Patty Azzarello
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:39 pm
    The Chasm Sometimes even when people agree, and like and respect each other, they can still find it frustrating to communicate — both can be really smart, capable people, but they just don’t get each other — they drive each other crazy. The issue is that we all have our own preferred style of thinking and communicating. When we are lucky enough to get a match with our boss, life is easy. When we end up as opposites, the interactions can be highly stressful and annoying, leaving both parties scratching their heads about why this is so difficult. (If you are thinking Myers-Briggs,…
  • Using time better

    Patty Azzarello
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    This month’s webinar was on the topic of Using Time Better If you missed it, you can download the recording. How well do you use time? It’s easy to blame others for making us too busy, but the first step is to face up to the fact that we alone, are the resource of our own time. What we choose to say yes to, decides how much time we have. And how we choose invest the time we do have, also makes a big difference in the kinds of things we are able to get done. If you’d like to get more, better stuff done, and have more fun in your life, consider taking more control of your time.
  • Get more control of your time and energy

    Patty Azzarello
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:57 am
    Resist the Internet sometimes Ok, right off the bat… If you are reading this blog in bed, stop now, turn your device off, do something else for now, and come back to the internet later… I could probably end this blog right here, because this is the main point. Bu there are three important ideas here… 1. Our brains as humans are very susceptible to input right before we fall asleep and right after we wake up. Be careful what you feed your brian in those moments. 2. If you control the first moments of your day, you’ll have a better day. 3. The light that glowing screens…
  • Why you need to draw your 1-person org chart

    Patty Azzarello
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:55 am
    What is an org chart for? This was a lesson I learned in my corporate career, and have carried through to my entrepreneurial career. When you think of an org chart, people usually think about it as a way to visually organize people. To me this misses the value of the org chart entirely. What an org chart should convey are groupings of actions, work and desired outcomes. — The fact that there are people in the boxes is secondary. Any business has a task-outcome oriented org chart that is a tuned version of this. When I started my business, even though I was only one person at the time,…
  • Stepping up to manage former peers…

    Patty Azzarello
    10 Feb 2015 | 1:22 pm
    What has really changed? One day you are working with your peers as colleagues, and the next day you are their manager. Now what? You are the same person as you were the day before, so what now makes you worthy of being in charge? Why should you suddenly be able to tell your peers what to do? And why would they listen? This is a quagmire many people face – at every level. It’s a different job I think there is a tendency to over complicate this, or to look for the magic spell which suddenly gets everyone to behave differently and feel comfortable doing so. The fact of the matter is…
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    Coaches Training Blog

  • Why Executive Coaching is Important

    Fred Phillips
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
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  • 5 Not So Secret Tips in Coaching

    Fred Phillips
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
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  • Why You Need Online Life Coach Certification Training

    Fred Phillips
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
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  • What is Action Business Coaching?

    Fred Phillips
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
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  • The Future of Wellness Coaching Jobs

    Fred Phillips
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:01 am
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    Coaching Excellence

  • Warmth on a Cold Day

    ipeccoaching
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:41 pm
    OK, I’m not going to complain when it’s cold outside. Some days it’s just cold. That doesn’t mean it sure doesn’t feel good to warm up after being outside for a while. Is there anything better than wrapping both your hands around a cup of hot chocolate? (You can call it cocoa if you prefer.) If it’s made with water, it’s tolerable. But, for full, creamy deliciousness, you gotta mix your Hershey’s syrup with milk. Soooo good! It should be served just a little too hot to drink, too. That gives you time to hold the mug under your nose […]
  • You’re the Best! Actually, You’re Probably Not…

    ipeccoaching
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:55 am
    It’s award show season. SAG Awards, Golden Globes, Oscar, Grammy, and I don’t know how many other award shows there are. So, every year, certain individuals will be heralded as the Best Actress, the Best Director, the Best (“insert category here.”) Most of us have won some award or trophy in our lives. Maybe your Little League team won a championship or you were the “Employee of the Month” or some other recognition was bestowed upon you. It’s cool. It’s rewarding to have our efforts recognized by others. Being the “best” is hard to…
  • 5 Ways To Become More Intuitive

    ipeccoaching
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:07 am
    It’s kind of funny how “themes” pop up in our lives. Maybe we look for patterns. Or rather, we recognize the patterns. One that I’ve noticed, lately, is how the concept of “intuition” keeps showing up. I had come across a quote that I tweeted by best-selling author, Shakti Gawain: “We need to let our intuition guide us and then be willing to follow that guidance directly and fearlessly.” Then, I read an article about meditation that included this: “The really valuable thing is the intuition. The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery.”…
  • 3 Tips In Dealing With Life’s Rough Patches

    ipeccoaching
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:20 pm
    For those who live in warmer climates, winter weather is rarely a concern. As a north-easterner, we can get some pretty severe winter storms. I can deal with the cold and even a foot of snow. But, the worst is freezing rain that becomes black ice on the roads, walkways, and stairs. If you’ve experienced it, you know how treacherous it can be. If you haven’t, trust me, you don’t want to. Now, the ice isn’t really black, it’s transparent. Yeah, a nice, unseen, stealthy hazard that will send you crashing to the ground or skidding out of control. Usually, […]
  • The First Step To Creating Sustainable Wellbeing

    ipeccoaching
    11 Feb 2015 | 12:16 pm
    When it comes to consistently making conscious healthy choices, discipline isn’t enough. Even with my years of training as a professional athlete, I found it too easy to break from my strategies. Something was missing. Reflect and follow intuitive strategies to make a sustainable change. My role at iPEC has given me the opportunity to really study sustainable behavior change, while also taking into consideration what might have contributed to the times that I successfully stuck to my own wellbeing strategies. It may seem counter intuitive to go into stillness and contemplation when you are…
 
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    Vantage Point

  • 8 Traits of Successful Leaders

    Margaret Quigley
    30 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Leadership is a tricky skill. It’s simple to shout and expect others to listen, but what makes a leader truly worth following? As you advance in your career, it’s important to remember that leadership is about so much more than being the loudest person in the room – it’s a difficult but invaluable skill, one that requires much versatility and tact. Whether you’re already a senior manager, or looking to become one, anyone can benefit from mastering these 8 traits of successful leaders. 1. Transparent Communication The hierarchical concept of traditional…
  • How to Use Training for Employee Motivation

    Susanne Adelhardt
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    I think there’s no need to further discuss which factors are necessary to make your employees happier and more satisfied. Bad communication, undervaluing and underestimating their potential, lacking motivation – there are only a few aspects of the bigger picture. As a manager, by establishing an efficient training process from the beginning, you can win the respect of your employees and lead your company to success. This isn’t done through useless workshops, or endless meetings, but rather by instituting the following practices:   1. Take your time. A cry breaks out…
  • Get Noticed By Headhunters – 3 Tips for Top Candidates

    Margaret Quigley
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    When it comes to networking with top headhunters, a lot of candidates wonder what it takes to get noticed. Followers of Experteer’s Vantage Point Blog might have already read in our exclusive interviews, there are plenty of ways that a headhunter might come across your resume. And if you’re trying to get in touch with a top-level recruiter, chances are good that your generic “Dear Mr. Smith, Please consider me for…” email will wind up in his Trash folder. So how can a candidate looking for a senior executive position ensure that his name stands out in a sea of…
  • International Experience is a Key Qualification for Candidates!

    Susanne Schlossbauer
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    How many languages is a senior professional expected to speak in today’s job market? How can a candidate successfully land an interview from 2,000 miles away? How do you lead a multicultural team? We asked Peter Postinett, leader of Organizational Development at Ramafrut S.L. The international job market holds countless opportunities for qualified candidates. Peter’s advice to all candidates: gather international experiences and competencies, and become an attractive candidate for employers! According to Peter, international experience is a key qualification for candidates. But…
  • 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Every Job Interview

    Susanne Adelhardt
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    A successful job interview requires plenty of preparation. You have to select the perfect outfit, and you should prepare plenty of possible answers for every challenging question. You should be feeling confident, without question. And finally, you should be sure of your key qualifications, and have your next career goal clear in your mind. So far, so good. There are plenty of aspects that we often forget while preparing for an important interview, and remembering these tiny details could potentially save you from losing a huge opportunity. We’ve compiled some of these points, and…
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