The Power of Reflection

By Riley McDonough, Executive Coach The great leadership development guru Warren Bennis once said that “leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality”. He went on further to say “it is the job of the leader to develop a vision, establish what matters and why, and set the direction and inspire”. It’s hard to argue with the logic and brilliance of that statement, which he made over 20 years ago, but just how do [...]

Assume Good Intentions

Easier said than done, right?! Sometimes when experiencing personal conflict, we jump to the top of our ladder and assume the other person is in the wrong. Or worse, they are trying to do us harm and damage our reputation. It can be challenging to press the internal pause button and assume the other person's intentions are good. Recently, I was coaching an executive through a difficult situation.  He and one of his teammates were [...]