06 Apr

Is Business or Executive Coaching A Good Value

Depending on your experience the value brought by Business or Executive Coaching is Good, Bad or you’ve never considered it.  Let’s be honest, there are a lot of people out there presenting themselves as Coaches.  Some are very good at what they do and others are simply looking for a way to make money.  The key to a good Coaching experience is as much in how you choose or select a Coach but also how “Coachable” you are as well as the credentials a Coach has.  How can you, a Business Owner, Leader, Executive or Professional get the best value from a Business or Executive Coach?

 

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01 Dec

Employer of Choice – Just Say No!

We all see the words.  Businesses promote it as if somehow it makes them unique; “WE are an employer of choice.”  “Join us here at XYZ Company; We are an Employer of Choice.”  As if that is the only reason anyone would want to work for any company.  There are many problems with being an Employer of Choice (EOC).  To begin with, any employer can simply decide they are one.

Further, everyone seemingly is one.  There is nothing unique about being an employer of choice.  THAT is the problem; being an employer of choice does nothing for your business.

So what’s the solution?

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17 Nov

Do Business Coaches Really Add Value?

It is a question I have been asked frequently, especially these last few months.  Always the question revolves around value.  Can a Business Coach add value?  As with many things and not in an attempt to be a smart alec but it depends.  It depends on the Business Coach, and it depends on who wants to be Coached.  Further, it depends on what the person wanting to be coached expects to gain from the relationship.

What creates value for a Business Coaching Client?

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16 Jun

Start, Stop. Start, Stop. Start, Stop…

 

Many of us have seen the cycle of Start, Stop.  We start an initiative, and it loses momentum then stops.  Later, we do this again.  Still later, again.  Over time our employees lose any enthusiasm or interest in what they are doing.  Ultimately this Start, Stop cycle causes disengagement of our workforce which leads to employee turnover.

Why does this happen?  Why do we start things and never finish?  More importantly, what can we do to change the behaviors of Start, Stop?  While there are many different reasons for this, a few are:

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12 May

Sustainable Success is Like Eating an Elephant

We’ve all heard the question; how do you eat an elephant?  The answer, one bite at a time.  Achieving success takes the same approach.  You do things, one step at a time, and if all goes well, you have success.  These steps, some call them behaviors are a big part of being successful in business.  They will apply whether you are the owner, an executive, a manager or someone who aspires to grow professionally.  What are they?

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