Common Connection

Common Connection

Leadership, teams, The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team, Trust
In order for teams to be effective, they must work in unison. The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team™ focuses on productivity through the understanding and application of these behaviors: Trust, Conflict, Commitment, Accountability, and Results. How does a team learn trust? Can conflict really be healthy? Why does author Patrick Lencioni assert that consensus is a four letter word? These are just some of the questions the program can answer. Though working through a team’s issues can be a difficult task, it is well worth the effort. This is true whether you are dealing with personality conflicts, collaboration issues or goal/intention misalignment. Here is an example of working through trust issues in the workplace: Lencioni states that vulnerability-based trust leaders, “comfortably and quickly acknowledge, without provocation, their mistakes, weaknesses, failures, and…
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My Pleasure

My Pleasure

coaching, Coaching Culture, Leadership, Leadership Coaching
Openly sharing with others your goals and desired accomplishments in business is not an easy thing to do, because showing your soft underbelly makes you vulnerable. Vulnerability can lead to fear of failure, and fear of failure can hold you back. I am an Executive Leadership Coach. I coach high potential individuals that desire to be promoted or those whose organization wants to promote. I work with my clients on their objectives; mostly the goals that will propel rapid growth to help them excel in their new or desired position. Because success is found in execution, and only my client can execute their goals, I work with the individual’s agenda and provide accountability. Helping people realize and tap into their full potential brings joy and pleasure to my work. So…
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Sweet Spot

Sweet Spot

Accomplishment, Advancement, Choice, coaching, Direction, Find yourself, Focus, Full Potential, Greatest Passion, Greatest Talent, Leaders, Leadership, Leadership Fuel, Learning, Losing track of time, Mission, Top Talent, True Passion, Uncategorized
Some of you might not care anything about sweets. Not me, I have a sweet tooth that can be traced back to my grandmother, Mee-Mee, who created the best pies - apple, cherry and my personal favorite, pecan. She regularly frequented Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlor on Saturday nights with most of her grandchildren in tow. It makes me smile to think about those fun times in that sweet spot where during those weekend outings, we would lose track of time.   When working, do you find time dragging, or do you lose track of time? Maybe your focus is not on your true passion or your top talent. Ken Coleman, from the EntreLeadership Podcast shares, “The sweet spot is the place where our greatest talent (top skills) intersects with our…
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Don’t Give Answers

Don’t Give Answers

Accomplishment, Advancement, Ask Questions, coaching, Coaching Culture, Development Needs, Don't Give Answers, Engagement, Great Leaders, Growth, Leaders, Leadership, Leadership Fuel, Leading, Learning, Opportunities, Team Results, teams, Teamwork, Workplace
Leaders facilitate productive work environments by asking effective questions of their team. Though many see leadership as having all the answers, this is a misconception. Establish a culture of coaching with your team by letting your actions and words mimic coaching practices. Begin with speaking the language of coaching by asking thoughtful questions of your team without providing the answers. This shift in culture begins at the top levels of leadership. Leaders who participate in coaching can more easily demonstrate this coaching culture to their team. In order to successfully implement a coaching culture, time must be dedicated to the development needs of your leaders and team. Utilize skilled leadership coaches in your organization to train on these useful coaching techniques.
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