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 [...]

Inspirational Leadership in a Time of Uncertainty

As a coach who regularly works with senior level business executives, I’m often asked the question “from your perspective, what does it take to become an inspirational leader”? […]

Self-Awareness: Simple Tips to Make the Most of your Family Vacation

In theory, a family vacation sounds magical.  A week away from the daily stressors of life, quality time with the ones you love, long days, warm sun, lots of laughs and memories to last a life-time. Reality check…while your vacation may include some of these dream-like scenarios, there may also be a few minor setbacks along the way.  Togetherness is great, but too much together time can also bring conflict.  Staying mindful and self-aware of [...]

Dealing with Bad Behavior

We’ve all seen bad behavior in the workplace. At times, we are even the ones at fault. Some studies indicate that 30-40% of a manager’s time is devoted to dealing with bad behaviors in the workplace! As we spend so much time on this problem, how prepared are we for appropriate responses to these behaviors? What is the danger of leaving them unresolved? Do we recognize what constitutes different kinds of bad behavior and [...]

The Power of Self-Awareness

On a daily basis we are all placed in countless situations that require us to behave a certain way. As we mature, we receive both positive and negative feedback that helps shape who we are, but how do we know if the behaviors we are naturally drawn to are helping us to achieve our goals or somehow getting in our way? The answer is simple, self-awareness. Self-awareness is a powerful gift that allows us [...]

Feedback = Forward Progress

Written by Kellie O'Shea Whether we like it or not, feedback is the key ingredient to our own destiny of self-development.  Some people cannot get enough of it, while others don’t want it at all.  For most of us, we understand the importance of outside perspective to gain a better view of ourselves and put a certain emphasis on self-development through feedback. Feedback is probably the single most important channel to our reaching our maximum [...]

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The Two Sides of a Coin

By Chuck Mollor, Executive Coach and Managing Partner, MCG Partners (www.mcgpartners.net)  7.11.14 Self Acceptance and Self Development. In many ways they are the two sides of a coin. Connected, yet on opposite sides.  It can be difficult to look in the proverbial mirror and like what one sees. At some point we must accept who we are - our imperfections, sensitivities, insecurities, doubts, strengths, passions, looks, etc.  Self acceptance leads to calmness which leads to [...]

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