Category Archives: ask the coach

Bootcamp For Mental Toughness

Would you like to become as tough as a bar of iron? Would feeling as tough as a junkyard dog improve your confidence as you go through your career? If you need a shot of resiliency and mental toughness in your life, read on.  Do You Make...
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Will You Answer the Call?

I keep referring back to a great book as I discuss leadership with the many people who I work with to develop excellent leadership skills. The Leadership Challenge, by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner is the book, one of the finest ever written on the idea...
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Is Your Attitude Up for Grabs?

Can you select the type of attitude you’re going to unleash on the world? Or, is your attitude something that you cannot choose and just have to endure?  I was having a great conversation with one of my friends this week, and he and I were talking about...
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Is It Time to Refocus Your Team?


I had a good conversation this week with a good friend and client who leads a sales organization for a high technology firm. Let’s call him “Bob” for purposes of this blog and to keep him anonymous. He is trying to communicate to his team that...
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Are you recruiting enough to hire the most talented people for your organization?

I continue to be concerned that far too many small and medium-sized business leaders are not recruiting perpetually. Constantly recruiting increases your ability to succeed in an era of talent shortages and even talent wars, where one company raids another of their talent. I see many Managers and...
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