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Listening from Multiple Perspectives: An Essential Leadership Skill

Most people assume that leading is an action verb. When great leaders talk, people listen. But equally important, great leaders also…

Top 10 Mistakes to Avoid When You Negotiate Salary

You could earn an additional $600,000 by engaging in one business practice: negotiating. A study published in the Journal of Organizational…

How Can “Deep Practice” Make You a More Effective Leader?

“Good enough” did not catapult Michael Jordan to fame. As elite athletes know, mastering a skill takes practice — a lot of…

What’s Holding Me Back From Reaching My Goals?

“I thought I’d be earning six figures by now.” “I belong to a great gym; why can’t I seem to…

Cultivate Optimism

If the water in your glass hovers around the midway point, would you tend to describe it as being half-full…

Life’s Biggest Regrets

One day, it hits you. Hard. You realize that you wish you had done things differently. Missed opportunities … bad…

Think Career Coaching for Your Student Is Too Risky?

Worrying seems like part of the job description for parents. Little kids, little problems; bigger kids … As your child…

Master Work-Life Balance

Remember the first time you saw the tightrope walker at the circus? Starting at one end, he took a confident…

How to Handle Negative Feedback as a Leader

Most leaders deliver feedback on a regular basis. Feedback from the boss can be potentially rewarding, validating and motivating. But…

A Leader’s Guide to Managing Up

The other day, an executive coaching client, Jon, entered our session looking rather embattled. “I’ve put up with Marie’s abuse…

Executive Coach Insights: Can Mindfulness Make You a Better Leader?

Maria, a senior executive at a national insurance retailer, loved her job — or at least she used to enjoy…

Why Read Fiction? (and Our Top 10 Books of the Year!)

Think reading fiction is a luxury you can’t afford? Think again. If you’re like many, it’s easy to justify reading…

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