Executive Coaching

This month, I discuss Barry Schwartz's book, The Paradox of Choice, which examines why having more options can actually make people less happy and less productive....

The news is filled with stories about "successful" people, but "success" is usually defined as reaching the pinnacle of an organization, becoming famous and/or being wealthy. However, not everyone shares that definition of success. Today we discusses the Career Path Theory, which posits that there...

There is much debate about the exact percentage of communication that occurs through body language, but the experts all agree that it is "a lot." This month we discusses body language and how developing a greater awareness of what you are communicating non-verbally and what...

Recently, several clients have brought up the fact that they are not as organized as they would like to be. Their new found drive to become more organized does not seem to have been caused by watching too many HGTV programs on organized homes, causing...

Today's newsletter focuses on techniques you can use to talk to people about behavior that you would like them to change. But first, I thought it might be interesting to take a look at the various terms used to describe "non-positive feedback," for lack of...

A few months ago, I presented a seminar on "Managing up" to the women at the Defense Intelligence Agency, as part of DIA's first ever Women's Professional Development Symposium. It was a huge amount of fun for me. The women were engaged in and curious...

In 2009, I wrote newsletters on strategic planning, survivor guilt, 360 degree feedback, delegating, networking, why people avoid delegating, using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to resolve conflict, internal politics, and giving positive feedback. As I reread these newsletters this week, I saw two primary themes:...

For some reason, there seems to be a fair amount of consternation surrounding the concept of "positive feedback." I have heard people say that they do not give positive feedback very often, because they do not see why they should thank people for doing their...

The more senior you are, the more important it is that you delegate. Let's say you have been working in the same field for 20 years. Over the past 20 years, you have had hundreds, if not thousands, of different tasks to do. Suppose you...