If you have a job in 2017 (and if you’re reading this, that’s a safe bet), you know work has undergone what I call an “extreme makeover: corporate edition” in the last 10-15 years. Gone are the days of coming into an office and working 9 to 5. Now we work whenever and from wherever. In fact, according to Forbes, in a mere three years the mobile workforce is projected to comprise roughly three-quarters of U.S. employees.
Leadership Challenge? Prepare, Plan, Practice.
Using an analogy of a snowplow, CEO Kim Capps illustrates how you can apply 3 Ps to any leadership challenge.
The Dying Art of Face-to-Face Communication
Take a moment to think about the quality of your conversations. With technology so entwined in daily life, it’s easy to neglect holding actual conversations. Have you ever sat on a...
Why You Should Coach in EVERY Conversation
Coaching conversations are candid, caring, and constructive. But why should they be held to a higher standard than other conversations?
Coaching Is a Copout
Does the concept of “coaching conversations” allow us off the hook for doing what we could or should be doing in every conversation? Learn how to make coaching more meaningful in this article.
How NOT to Communicate
Use this blueprint to learn how to have terrible conversations with your team. Along the way, you may also discover some strategies that really work.
How to Make It Safe for Employees to Give Feedback
Most organizations make feedback a priority. But not all leaders create an environment where employees feel safe to give open and honest feedback. Use this blog to get great 360 employee feedback.
How to Make It Safe for Employees to Receive Feedback
Employees want feedback, but that doesn't mean you can give feedback any way or any time. Feedback is most effective when your employees feel safe.
Stressed Out Employees Are a Big Problem—Here's What You Can Do About It
42% of workers said workplace stress was bad enough to make them leave their jobs. Workplace stress is taking a big toll on your employee engagement and retention. Find out what you can do about it.
3 P's to Make Tough Conversations a Little Easier
Only 14% of HR pros think their managers have effective tough conversations. These three P’s will make your alignment conversations more manageable so you can draw great performance from your team.
Transformative Talk: Turning Conversations into Coaching
How can leaders better connect with employees to improve passion and accountability, belief in what's possible, and the focus to accomplish the highest priorities? Watch this webinar to find out.
3 Strategies For Managing Your Toughest Conversations
Avoid the trauma and the drama of tough conversations with these three “P’s” to make any conversation just a bit more comfortable. NY Times Bestselling Author Alan Fine shows you how.
Fostering Meaningful Dialogue
Meaningful dialogue is essential for successful change. Dialogue creates and facilitates new work, new ideas, and the adherence and follow-up needed to execute on initiatives.
This is the Key Ingredient to Communicating with Anyone
There are dozens of philosophies on how to communicate, but they all boil down to one simple thing. Aretha Franklin said it best—RESPECT.
How to Increase Impact from Your QBRs with GROW Coaching
Discover a simple formula for a productive QBR that will leave the salesperson energized and owning their way forward with excitement and enthusiasm. It won’t even require additional time or effort.
Would Your Employees Unfriend You?
“Would your people hire you to be their leader because of the difference you make?” Use these 6 tips to show employees how much you care. Plus take a quiz to see if your team would “unfriend” you.
4 Coaching Check-In Questions
Like any skill, the adage “practice makes perfect” applies to coaching, too. It takes time and repetition to master your coaching skills. Help managers develop a coaching habit by asking 4 questions.
Core Coaching Characteristics
90% of HR managers think that good coaches have more productive teams. This e-book shares all the data you need to learn how to take leader-led coaching from dream to reality and get real results.
7 Essential Behaviors for Better Coaching Conversations
Good coaching drives great results. This article explains the 7 behaviors of all great coaches and how to develop them. In less than 10 minutes, you’ll be on your way to drawing out better performance
Listen Up: How to Be a Better Manager Through Active Listening
The #1 thing employees want from their managers is to feel heard. Most managers think they listen to their employees, but employees don’t feel heard. Read for 8 tips to make you a better listener.
How to Help New Managers Communicate Like a Boss
An employee may have been an awesome performer but that doesn’t mean they know how to inspire awesome in others. This e-book is your guide to transform new leaders from MVPs into top-tier coaches.
Watch Your Mouth: Making Conversations Count