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Breaking bad news — especially when it affects peoples’ lives, careers or jobs — is never easy.[…] Continue Reading »
Managing and coaching are both necessary functions in the corporate world, but they have different purposes and outcomes.
Managing is largely task-oriented and focuses on activities like conducting staff meetings, delegating work assignments, organizing projects, giving feedback, and training employees. Coaching, on the other hand, involves collaboration, motivation, skill development, facilitating relationships and developing people who can contribute to the company’s mission and goals.[…] Continue Reading »
Vision! Steve Jobs had it. Walt Disney had it. George Washington — although less educated than either Thomas Jefferson or Ben Franklin — saw what this country could become and led the nation to accept his vision and follow him into its future.
From Henry Ford to Steve Jobs, prominent business leaders have touted the virtues of failure as a pathway to ultimate success. Why? Failure provides a laboratory for learning if it’s done in a safe environment.
Often, it’s a matter of perception. Falling short of a goal could be interpreted as failure. Or it could be seen as an opportunity to create and reach an entirely different goal.[…] Continue Reading »
Do you feel like you’re fading into the wallpaper at every business conference or networking event? Does your boss routinely ignore you in staff meetings? Do your colleagues land all the cool projects and hot clients? Sounds like you could use a memorability makeover. Here are three simple strategies you can begin using immediately to help you stand out in any crowd:
- Develop connectivity
- Become a specialist
- Create a signature style
Develop connectivity.[…] Continue Reading »