Articles

June 15, 2018

Why Your Mentoring Could Be Hurting — Not Helping — Your Team

Coaching and mentoring are not the same thing, and not knowing the difference could be hurting your business Good leaders like to think of themselves as mentors and coaches for the people on their teams. But, they may not realize one very important point: Mentoring and coaching are entirely different […]
May 20, 2018

Don’t Send Another Email Before Reading This

The seven things you can do right now to improve the way your team communicates. In today’s business world, we often have no choice but to communicate through email — especially if you are working in a virtual team. But, while we may think we’re being more efficient, relying on […]
April 15, 2018

You Could Be Killing Your Company’s Innovation With This One Word

Entrepreneurial leaders do four things to encourage innovation … and there’s one thing they never do If you ask any leader what quality they’d like their company to embody above all else, most of them would say one word: innovation. The ability to innovate sounds simple. Be creative! Think outside […]
March 15, 2018

What Type of Communicator Are You? The Answer Might Surprise You

To be a great leader, you must be a strong communicator. But first, you have to know what kind of communicator you are. When you are a leader, one skill can make or break your success: communication. But communicating as a leader is about more than clearly conveying goals, feedback […]
February 21, 2018

3 Proven Steps to Fix Your Relationships at Work

The PC executive liked to say no – and never explain himself. He eventually saw the light with the help of an executive coach and some martial arts philosophy. As an executive coach who works with leaders all over the world, I believe it is important to be aware of […]
February 21, 2018

5 Ways to Succeed Outside Your Comfort Zone

Being too young, the only woman, foreign-born or just different often seems like a liability in business – but it can be a competitive advantage. If you’re anything like me, you sometimes feel like a fish out of water. Maybe you moved to a new country, took a new job […]
February 21, 2018

5 Easy Motivational Strategies You Can Start Using Right Now

Creativity and genuine appreciation go a long way when it comes to motivating workers whose main capital is knowledge. Executive coaches have a unique vantage point on what goes on inside companies – and the brains of the people leading them. Working with clients one-on-one as they navigate major conflicts […]
February 21, 2018

5 Ways to Avoid Awkward Mistakes When Doing Business Across Cultures

In an increasingly global business environment, the words you use are more important than ever. A client called me recently, very upset. “My boss just told me I was stupid,” he said, a tremor in his voice. “I feel so humiliated. I don’t know what to do.” As an executive […]