December 25, 2016
Consider if there was a way for your organization to significantly enhance its competitive advantage. It would enhance productivity, results, and relationships with people inside and outside of your firm. And, it would cost you no money just personal effort. What I am talking about is Accountability.
Accountable: subject to the obligation to report, explain, or justify something.
The concept makes sense, but holding one another accountable is difficult for many reasons. A lot of it boils...
Anger Management – Emotional Intelligence
September 04, 2016
Webster’s definition of Anger is: ”a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a real or supposed wrong.” Anger is a normal, basic human emotion to express our negative feelings. Everyone, at one time or another, experiences anger.
The real problem in the workplace occurs when Anger:
- is too frequent, too long or too intense
- leads to aggression
- destroys relationships
- impacts health
- derails careers
Today, with the increased attention to workplace safety, it has become...
June 22, 2016
In my work, the issue of burnout has been a continual hot topic over the years. It is not a fad that comes and goes, but interestingly, it continues to be a constant theme:
“Rod, one of our seasoned physicians is having some problems. He is very temperamental, has had several angry explosions with nursing staff, and last week a couple staff reported the smell of alcohol on his breath late in the evening when he was doing rounds.”
“Rod, I have a problem. Susan is one of my top sales people....
The Leadership Forum
April 13, 2016
At Associates in Professional Coaching, we have designed a program which has been well received and maximizes ROI for cost and time involved – without sacrificing results. We call it an internal Leadership Forum. It allows the key stakeholder(s) to select personnel of similar rank, often from different departments, to participate. The best element of this program is that the key stakeholder works with the coach to design the topics for the forum and define the desired results. The...
Take Goal Setting to a Whole New Level
January 06, 2016
Some years ago I was facilitating a forum meeting and asked the group of CEOs and Presidents to give me some of their goals. It was all smiles until I said no business goals!
As we went around the room many looked down in dismay, some became tearful. These expert leaders realized that their goal setting was one dimensional. Some of the most important areas of their lives were proceeding aimlessly.
Successful leaders know how to set goals. Most are very effective with their business and/or...