Often in my work with executives, they grasp right away the value of having an executive coach to bounce ideas off, to process thoughts as they speak, to challenge their point of view and have them come out even more clear on their position and way forward.
I grew up in a family where debate was encouraged but passionate conflict was awkward and scary, because someone inevitably stomped out of the room, slamming the door behind them. I’ve since learned that there is a way that healthy conflict…
Three times in the last week I was asked, “How do we change a work culture?” My answer is that it starts with you, with me, with each one of us. We’ve heard the abbreviated form of a quote from Gandhi enough times that it may have become a cliché.
In a coaching session with a young entrepreneur recently, he came to the conversation wanting support in thinking through a business decision, and as he was describing this, he stopped suddenly with the realization he really wanted a repeatable process for making good decisions.
This question came across my desk recently: “Can a strength also be a weakness?” My answer: “Yes, absolutely!” In fact, when a strength goes into overuse, it has become a weakness. Here are a couple of examples: