How to coach employees through disappointments and changes

As we approach the end of 2022, most business leaders are shifting their focus to year-end responsibilities, such as delivering reviews, announcing promotions, and repositioning team or organizational roles.  It’s fun and rewarding to share good news, but it can be hard to communicate and manage disappointing news or potentially unsettling changes announced this time…

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Giving Feedback (and Feedforward) Is The Best Way To Develop People

Giving feedback is one of the most important skills a leader can have. It boosts confidence, boosts abilities, and helps people understand what they need to do. However, leaders can find it challenging to give feedback. Even harder is giving feedback in a way that allows their direct reports to develop, grow, and accept their…

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Working Beyond Scheduled Hours Is A Waste Of Time

It is now the norm for many workers to work flexible hours. There’s a good reason for that. A flexible work schedule can boost the performance of employees and enhance organizations’ profitability. Flex time enhances productivity, job satisfaction, and reduces employee stress levels. Not only that, but it also improves employee quality of life and…

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85: “Earn Your Oxygen” with Jon Rennie, a former nuclear sub officer turned leadership expert

Jon Rennie is seriously one of the coolest guests I’ve interviewed…if you agree with me that a former U.S. Navy Cold War nuclear submarine officer who had seven deployments is a total badass! So, what does it mean to “earn your oxygen”? Well, on a nuclear sub a newbie is jokingly referred to as a NUB…

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82: Team Resilience and Reframing Failure as Feedback with Executive Coach Julian Roberts

Today’s guest joins us from the U.K. with some great advice on team resilience, which remains prominent in the organizational zeitgeist post-pandemic and going into a potential recession (at least in the U.S.). Julian Roberts coaches high performing leaders, athletes, and teams with extreme ambitions and will “challenge their bullshit.” He is also the host…

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The truth about coaching and engaging a younger workforce (and how to win them over)

As Millennials reach their 40s, Boomers are retiring in droves. Workforce demographics are shifting quicker than ever, and so are the expectations of the young workforce. While it may seem like an easy task to engage a younger workforce, it is usually anything but. Younger workers are making up a greater percentage of the workforce…

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