Tag: coaching

A Fixed Growth Mindset?

A Fixed Growth Mindset?

During a recent book talk with two of our three millennial children, the youngest one shared something that resonated loudly. My daughters and I were discussing differences between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset and the youngest one said: When you’re driven like our family, it’s possible to sometimes get caught up having a fixed growth mindset, which can overwhelm…

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Every Leader Needs Coaching

Every Leader Needs Coaching

coach noun a) a private tutor  b) one who instructs or trains c) one who instructs players in the fundamentals of a sport and directs team strategy   Every leader needs a coach. Ongoing coaching serves the leader the same way sunshine and water serves many types of flowers. The more direct sun and water a single flower gets, the more apt it…

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Who’s Drawn to Your Leadership?

Who’s Drawn to Your Leadership?

mag·net maɡnət/ noun a piece of iron (or an ore, alloy, or other material) that has its component atoms so ordered that the material exhibits properties of magnetism, such as attracting other iron-containing objects or aligning itself in an external magnetic field. a person or thing that has a powerful attraction. Leaders, like magnets, have the ability to draw in…

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Make the Mission Personal

Make the Mission Personal

When I coach and consult leadership teams, I remind them how important it is for them to do what Stephen R. Covey (1989) encouraged everyone to do: “Begin with the end in mind.”  Doing that  helps keep the journey personal and current for leadership teams. I find that when I deliberately and regularly think about where it is that I want…

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Perfect It Later

Perfect It Later

As a business coach, I find myself telling my clients, “First, get it done, then make it perfect.” Many great ideas have suffered premature deaths on the drawing board as we embarked on our journey of perfection. I remember the CEO of a business I was consulting telling me he had not launched yet because they were dotting every “I” and crossing every…

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