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Commit To Action

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Commit To Action

Need an Accountability Partner?   Working with an executive coach gives you an accountability partner. I like things to happen; and if they don’t happen, I like to make them happen. — Winston Churchill

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Federal Coaching

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Federal Coaching

What is it? The Federal Government is at the vanguard of integrating coaching into executive and managerial leadership. Experts say Cynthia S. Mazur, director for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Division, Office of Chief Counsel, at FEMA, writes about The Coaching Re read more

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Catalyst

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Catalyst

What is it? A catalyst is someone who gets things going.  My most influential management book is The Catalyst:  How You Can Become an Extraordinary Growth Leader by  Jeanne Liedtka, Robert Rosen, and Robert Wiltbank.  Amazon says “This book will help every executive–especially those middle managers caught in the middle, between bureaucratic structures and the need for profitability–deliver the organic growth that is demanded of them. It also will help their bosses–the C-Suite executives–unleash the corporate...

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VIA Character Strengths

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VIA Character Strengths

What is it? A free online questionnaire developed by the University of Pennsylvania.   The ranking of the strengths reflects your overall ratings of yourself on the 24 strengths in the survey, how much of each strength you possess. Your top five are the ones to pay attention to and find ways to use more often. What people say The VIA Character Strengths questionnaire is the positive psychology counterpart to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) used in traditional psychology. Unlike the DSM, which scientifically...

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Savoring

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Savoring

What is it? Strategically enhancing, intensifying and prolonging a conscious reaction to a positive event. The experts say A definitive book is Savoring:  A New Model of Positive Experience by Fred Bryant and Joseph Veroff.  The authors observe that most of the research on handling stress focuses on coping strategies such as social support, problem solving, counseling, prayer, denial, wishful thinking, and exercise.  Although this research is valuable to addressing anxiety, depression, and substance abuse, it is not the whole story.  What...

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Focus

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Focus

Looking for an outside perspective?   An independent coach is the person who can tell you what others are seeing, but aren’t saying. Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth. Marcus Aurelius

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Innovate Training

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Innovate Training

No boilerplate for the C-Suite… Give your leaders the star treatment with executive coaching. As a rock star, I have two instincts, I want to have fun, and I want to change the world. I have a chance to do both.  –Bono

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