What is “Coaching Up”? How To Coach Your Boss

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Do you ever feel like you could perform better, learn faster, or realize your potential more successfully…if you only had a little more from your manager or leader? As brilliant as they may be at their jobs, leaders are (also) humans and not necessarily great at everything.  Maybe your boss could follow through more often, […]

Healthy Conversations: The Key To Conflict Resolution

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Avoiding conflict in a busy workplace can sometimes feel impossible.  Every team deals with unclear expectations, poor communication, personality clashes, differing interests, and organizational shake-ups…all ingredients for disagreement and going head-to-head.  So why do some teams come out of conflict stronger, more productive, and more motivated, while other groups dissolve into organizational silence, silos, and […]

Dominos No More: Ending The Knock-On Effects of Stress

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Picture this: you’re sitting at your computer, working away quietly, when your colleague Toby storms past. He slams a huge pile of papers marked “URGENT” on his desk, picks up the phone, and starts barking at another colleague, Yolande, in Accounting: “I HATE when you do ABC…I’ve got enough on my plate right now!”  How […]

How To Inspire Others

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Think of a project you were super keen to take part in—one you couldn’t wait to execute and the success of which you were highly invested in. Maybe it was a new way of working or a challenging new strategy… Now think about how you were briefed on that project. How did your boss communicated […]

Want To Connect Better With Others? Here’s How.

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Imagine walking into work on Monday morning and being greeted by your boss. “First order of business,” she barks, “I need this spreadsheet done by 5 pm.” How do you think you would feel? Now compare this with another scenario: your boss looks up with a smile and asks you about your weekend. “Did you […]

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