Effective Project Management asks: “Do you believe that this change is really needed?”

Published: November 1, 2013

    Project leaders: Who is for your change and who is resisting it? You probably have a good idea, but you may not know if someone is undermining your efforts by talking down your project or creating a coalition against you. Wouldn’t it be nice to know who feels involved in getting to the […]

Building a Team for Project Performance: Executive Coach in Action

Published: October 29, 2013

    How do you build a five-star team? Through appreciation, individual attention, challenging assignments, and involvement with something hugely meaningful. Even though your team may not have won any awards (yet), if you start with trust and rapport, you can build a team that you will proud to call, “a high-performance team.” Start with […]

How Can You Get Consistent Results In A Changing Future?

Published: October 25, 2013

    Leading a project through periods of upheaval and change can be daunting. As we start a project we expect that change will hit us sometime in the reasonable future, and then we learn that the change is happening right now. Our clients expect steady state results while we are working with a high […]

The technical manager becomes a leader of people.

Published: October 22, 2013

Jeff has a secure job with a major financial services company. Skilled with databases and implementing new technology, Jeff has worked with managers and software engineers to produce reliable results at his workplace. He’s been given progressively more responsibility over the last two years; and he has helped younger engineers get the results they need […]

Leadership and Disruptive Events of the World

Published: October 15, 2013

        Two principles of leadership emerge during periods of disruption:  Strategic thinking, and the power of execution.  Strategic thinking helps the leader forge a new vision, taking advantage of the changed circumstance.  The leader may rethink old assumptions; as the structural forces that held everything together in the “old way” may no […]

Times of Accelerating Change: Disruption for Project Managers

Published: October 11, 2013

  I believe that we live in a time of accelerating change.  Change has been going on throughout history, yet I sense that the rate of change continues to climb.  Change creates new opportunities, yet for many people change is tantamount to doom – a shakedown of the old ways of working.  Some change is […]

Coaching leadership: The Art of Asking for Volunteers

Published: October 1, 2013

    You cannot be a leader without some followers.  If you are a Toastmaster leader or a nonprofit leader, how do you help volunteers to get onboard with your mission? Ask with appreciation and gratitude,  because volunteers can always say “no.”  I recommend following these guidelines to increase your impact with the potential volunteer. […]

Crushed by stress? Leadership skills can change this (part 2)

Published: September 27, 2013

Don’t be oppressed by stress.  Do something about it. A leadership program to reduce stress Change the game.  A great leader can help people by changing the forces that press on followers.  The leader may reduce the intensity, or change the direction of ambient pressure.  The leader may be able to move people out of […]

The Power Of Inner Will: Beyond Training And Development

Published: September 10, 2013

        The mind is an incredible instrument. Consider that we all stumble. We all face a major life upheaval that keep us from our goals. There is no direct path to success in all things. Everyone stumbles.     Career coaching for life upheaval Successful people keep going. Leaders find the inner […]

Coaching Leadership: The Impact Of A Hammer, The Weight Of A Feather

Published: September 3, 2013

If I had a degree in particle physics I would write about the massive power found at the subatomic level. And if I had been elected to Congress, you would know that I have huge power to change the way our country is operating – well, maybe. Instead, I’m an expert on leaders and I […]

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