Category Archives: learning

How to Build and Expand Your Self-Awareness

How self-aware are you? Self awareness is one of the foundations of emotional intelligence and being able to lead others. I’ve been writing about the importance of knowing yourself well here. The key to building better self awareness is feedback. Have you asked others for feedback about yourself?
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Unlock Your Potential with a Shift in Mindset

Do you ever wonder why some very smart people don’t live up to their potential? Maybe you even include yourself in this category. Some scientists propose that underachieving may come down to mindset. Mindset is “an established set of attitudes held by someone,” says the Oxford American Dictionary. It turns out, however, that a set of […]
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Leadership Growth:
Heroic and Post-Heroic Stages

In my previous posts, I introduced you to developmental theory for adults and how developmental stages are being applied to leaders. A better understanding of leadership growth can help organizations and coaches approach leadership training with an expanded perspective. The theory of developmental stages for leadership indicates that if we try to grow leaders’ inner […]
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Leadership Development:
How Leaders Learn to Handle Complexity

In my last post I asked the question, “How can leaders learn to handle the increasing pace of complexity of business organizations?”  Leadership development must prepare leaders to handle complexity. This is the Big Question from what I observe in my work as a consultant and coach. Leaders are already working long, hard and fast. […]
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Why Don’t More Managers
Use Coaching Skills?

Here’s something I read frequently: Managers who use coaching skills have employees who are more committed, willing to put in greater effort, less likely to leave, and create better results than those who don’t coach. The impact of coaching is significant on both people and profits in the organizations that train managers to use coaching […]
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How to Change a Strong Habit Loop

So much of what we do is simply habit and routine that we selected because it was beneficial to us at one time. When it comes time to change a habit, we find out how powerful it has become. A well-used routine seems to have muscles, reinforced into a strong habit loop. How do habits […]
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How Powerful Are Your Habits and Routines?

How much power do you have over your own habits and routines? Most of the choices we make each day feel like well-considered decisions. In reality, ingrained habits drive us to act. Research has shown that the average person has approximately 40,000 thoughts per day, but 95%  are the same ones experienced the day before. […]
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How to Set WAYPOINT Goals

Sometimes setting a SMART goal isn’t enough. What I’ve found in coaching scores of high functioning business people is that goals need to be genuinely relevant, engaging and personal. That’s how I came up with setting WAYPOINT goals. A WAYPOINT statement will be: Written— You are taking the time to write down the WAYPOINT for […]
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Set Goals with WAYPOINTs

A WAYPOINT is something akin to a goal. It is different in that goals have finite end points. WAYPOINTs recognize that life goes on past the completion of one goal. You will set another WAYPOINT to take you in new and ever more satisfying directions. Getting to a WAYPOINT that you set for yourself recognizes […]
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Build Your Inner Game:
Performance, Learning, and Enjoyment

I’ve been posting about the importance for leaders to develop their “inner game,” to not only achieve necessary results but to prepare for a rapidly accelerating and challenging future. Leaders must continually upgrade their expertise and coping strategies if they want to drive success in their people and companies. However, few have time for training […]
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