business coaching

Transforming Conflict into Progress

Conflict resolution is the issue that my Vistage members, independent of industry or profession, rank as their number one priority. And with good reason. Conflict is a huge barrier to real success. I believe that business leaders can make the biggest impact on their bottom line with the least amount of investment through learning and… Read more

3 Tips for Great Management

I am so proud of my daughter who has been my best student—brings real issues, listens, takes action, and reports what happens. Here is what she wrote in her blog. Please follow her at https://twitter.com/mwdejesus Dear Fellow Managers, We suck. Before you curse me and defend yourself, I say this out of love—and it applies… Read more

Three Actions You can Take to Create Better Leaders on Your Team

Are you challenged with people that are not performing to your expectations? Do you feel that your employees are not doing all they could? Maybe it is caused by your mid-level managers. Authors Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman said in their book, First Break All the Rules: What The Worlds’ Greatest Managers Do Differently, that people… Read more

The Enemy of Openness by Mark Taylor at TEDxTimesSquare

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DYp4679Dxo] Key Points: There is an enemy bouncing in our heads. It’s the enemy of openness “We think we’re open, but we’re not.”  Openness is the grand illusion. Social psychologists tell us the brain is wired for self-justification. Biologists say that we cannot tell a perception from hallucination. The only way we know that we’re… Read more

CEO Coaching: How To Resolve Any Issue in Less Than Five Minutes

What is executive coaching or CEO coaching? This is a very funny video where Bob Newhart shows us executive coaching and demonstrates a sure-fire method to resolve any issue in less than five minutes. In Tribal Leadership Philosophy, we view one-to-one coaching as a sign of Stage Three. Stage Three is the dominant culture of U.S. workplace tribes… Read more

Tribal Leadership Stage Two is its Not My Fault

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47rQkTPWW2I] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47rQkTPWW2I] The book, Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization is the result of a 10 year study of over 24,000 people. Authors Dave Logan, John King, and Halee Fischer-Wright recognized strategies failed 70 percent of the time. In their inquiry as to why this occurred, they discovered Peter Duckers’ statement… Read more

46% of Newly Hired Employees will Fail within 18 Months

According to a groundbreaking three-year study of over 5,000 managers who hired over 20,000 employees, “46% of newly hired employees will fail within 18 months.” Interestingly, the number one reason employees failed was their inability to accept and implement feedback from their boss and colleagues. Stage 2 and 3 are not good at accepting feedback… Read more

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